Our Mission

 
Marist apostles carry out their mission by building communities that are sacred spaces where people can find God and meaning for their lives. Willingly we welcome youth seeking meaningful relationships with people whom they can trust. In this way, together we become sowers of hope, and show them they are dearly loved by God.
— Water from the Rock # 141
 
 

As our Marist spirituality is apostolic, it is expressed fully in mission. Our mission is born of the experience of being loved by God and of our desire to actively participate in the mission of Jesus. God is passionate about the world and its people, and Jesus expresses this love by a ministry of teaching and healing: "I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly" (John 10:10).

Like Jesus we recognise the urgings of the Spirit within, calling us to witness to this Good News. Out of these inner promptings, the mission of the Church is born: to proclaim the Kingdom of God as a new way of living for humanity, a new way to relate with God. We join in this mission of the Church as we look upon the world with compassion.

All Marists share the same mission: to make Jesus known and loved. We passionately centre our lives in Jesus, allowing ourselves to be captivated by him and his gospel. Close to him, we want to form our hearts. Learning from him the ways of the Kingdom, we communicate his message and his way of being and acting through our presence, our words and our deeds.

In fulfilling the mission entrusted to us by the Church, in the tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat, the Australian Province of the Marist Brothers has as its four core ministries: Education, Youth Ministry, Youth Care and Welfare, and Solidarity and International Development. 

These four ministries are now under the leadership of the Provincial and the Council of the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat. This new Association Council, comprising of both brothers and lay Marists takes shared responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the ministries and the ongoing formation and development of the charism and Marist spirituality within these ministries.