"A good beginning is of great importance."

Catherine McAuley, letter to Frances Warde, 1840.


The Orientation program has been designed for face to face delivery by managers or supervisors, in their own ministry setting, either in a one on one or small group format. Program materials including a step by step Leader’s Guide, Participant Workbook and program resources can be accessed through this website or ordered from the Mercy Ethos Office.

To support this delivery format the Mercy Ethos Office offers a “Train the Trainer” program a number of times throughout the year for managers or supervisors delivering this program to staff in their ministry. The program includes a review of the orientation program content and resources and a comprehensive walk-though of the leaders guide and materials. The program also includes tips on facilitating programs in small group settings. Attendance at a Mercy Ethos delivered Orientation session is an essential pre-requisite to this session.