St Christopher’s is a Missionary Parish of
Welcome to St. Christopher’s Parish Community, Syndal. For over fifty years, our parish has been in the care of the Pallottines, a world-wide religious congregation founded by St Vincent Pallotti in 1835.
We are a dynamic and friendly Catholic community of many ethnicities, united as one family under the charism of St. Vincent Pallotti, who called every person to share in the mission of Jesus as an apostle.
As the Parish Priest, together with Fr. Pat, we serve and are proud of the warmth, generosity and loving service of our parish in its outreach to the wider Monash community.
Christmas always seems to generate in us a feeling of happiness and excitement, more because of the many things that happen at this festive time. However, we must remind ourselves that the very reason for this season is that God chose to make His home among His people here on earth.
Thinking about the Nativity scene, I have always been struck by the fact that there are no fences, no doors, no gates. There may be queues but there is no charge; and definitely no reserved seating! It is always open, and often depicts the Christ-child with his arms outstretched in welcome. When I look at it, I am reminded of the hymn we sing often ‘Come As You Are’. For all those who have come to worship tonight (today) - that's how He wants us to come - just as we are. We don't need to wait ‘to become better’ to be embraced by the Lord. God meets us right where we are, and sometimes in the most unexpected places, including in our own painful situations, our own wilderness, our own spiritual struggles.
May this Christmas generate in you good feelings of happiness and joy, knowing that our God-is-with-us and walks with us, on the journey of life.
Click HERE for our Christmas pamphlet!!!
At St. Christopher’s Primary
School, we believe that Catholic Education has a very important place in the
faith development of a child. Therefore, we are pleased to offer a limited
number of General Education scholarships for 2019.
Scholarships will be awarded to new
entry students that are members of St. Christopher’s Parish, Syndal.
Scholarships will be made available
to eligible students entering our school in 2019. For scholarship conditions
and further details please contact the school office on 9803 0011.
Fr James Mallon,
Author of Divine Renovation. Bringing
your Parish from Maintenance to Mission was a fleeting visitor to St.
Christopher’s on Sunday 9th Sept 2018 while on a brief Melbourne stop-over.
concelebrated the 10.30am Mass with Fr Ralph and afterwards shared his thoughts
in a brief discussion session and light luncheon with ministry leaders and members
of the Pastoral Council. An enthusiastic and charismatic speaker, passionate
about moving his parish of St. Benedict’s in Halifax, Canada into ‘missionary’
mode, Fr. James is currently assisting his Archbishop to implement Divine Renovation across all parishes in