Long-Term Mission School

Long term Mission School - training school for saints

"God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realised; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint." -St Therese of Lisieux

Could you give Him five months to let Him transform your life, and the lives of those around you?

The Immaculata Long-Term Mission School is a chance to go on the journey of a lifetime.  It is a full-time live-in experience of prayer and Sacraments, community life, faith formation and outreach.  What better way to discover who God has made you to be and what His plan is for your life?

Who?

18-35 year olds

When?

The school will run from 15 August 2019 to 18 January 2020. Following this is an optional extension to continue on a mission immersion. This is an opportunity for participants who feel called to give more of their time in serving God through full time Mission, giving them a chance to go deeper in prayer and put all they have learned into practice. This will run from 15 February to 11 June 2020.

Where?

The participants will stay in the beautiful and historic town of Franklin in Tasmania's Huon Valley for the main part of the Mission School. There will also be some time spent travelling Australia on mission.

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The Program

The LTMS program is designed to help you grow in your relationship with God by developing and sustaining a spiritual life through a regular routine of prayer, along with formation, community life and mission.

  • Immerse yourself in the sacraments through daily Mass and regular Confession
  • Go deeper in prayer with times of silence, Eucharistic Adoration and the Rosary
  • Join in praise and worship
  • Hear talks from great local and international speakers
  • Grow in holiness and love of neighbour through community life (shared meals, recreation and fellowship)

The faith formation component of the program will begin with the Kerygma and be deepened through further catechesis. This formation will allow you to also discover your gifts and talents, and the charisms that God has given you so that you can evangelise in your parish and the world. Talks will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Christology
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Major Encyclicals of the Church
  • Theology of the Body and issues on sexuality, Family Life and Marriage
  • Mariology
  • the Sacraments
  • the Spiritual life : (i.e, the virtues, prayer, saints, universal call to holiness)
  • Scripture
  • Evangelisation

Mission Outreach

You will learn how to share the Gospel and have the opportunity to be a witness to your faith through outreach in Tasmania and a mission trip around Australia. During the mission you will visit schools, universities and parishes, run youth groups, retreats and other events.

Cost

The cost of the School is just $3900 for the 5 month LTMS, or $4900 for the extended version. Price includes:

  • Accommodation, meals and living expenses throughout the school
  • Classes
  • Travel expenses for the mission trip

Still, if money is an issue - don't let it stop you coming.  We can help you with ideas for fundraising and sponsorship - just get in touch!

“Long-Term Mission School was an amazing experience where I really learnt to rely on and trust the Holy Spirit in everything that I do. I learnt that I am truly a child of God and through this I have been transformed to be more confident in myself.”
- Antonina, Melbourne


“Long-Term Mission School has really helped me to grow. It’s been a safe place where I could receive healing from both God and my neighbour through various things like prayer, Adoration and fellowship. While it certainly stretched me, there’s nothing worth doing that comes easy and I can definitely say that the Long-Term Mission School is worth doing.”
- Julian, Sydney


“I attended the Long-Term Mission School because I wanted to do something radical for God. The LTMS helped me connect with God through long hours of prayer and living in a community that wants the best for me. Before coming, I never knew how small my prayer life was, or how attached I was to technology. I learnt to pray, to read Scripture (and that it's not boring!) and to focus on God and not my phone because I don’t want my faith drowned out by that. From the LTMS, I want to keep God in the centre of all my actions and words, no matter how big or small; I want to keep God in the centre of my life.”
- Aldreane, Sydney

How to apply

Is He calling you?  Apply now!

Please contact us for more information or for an application form, on 0406 372 608 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .