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.
In the last two years, our parish saw a transformation
of our music ministry in several wonderful ways. A significant number of parishioners
joined the music ministry resulting in a community of volunteer parish
musicians and vocalists with diverse musical interests and talents.
Christopher’s Parish welcomes its 2018 Parish Mission Speaker Fr. Richard Leonard, a gifted Jesuit priest, film critic, professor and renowned
author. Fr. Leonard is an inspirational speaker who has changed the hearts and
minds many a Christian.
What is a Parish Mission? A Parish mission
is a series of sessions that helps one reflect on our journey of faith, our
relationship with God and our relationship with each other. This mission will
focus on the issues that confront us as Christians in the contemporary world
and will offer practical directions on how we can live more deeply our lives of
When and where will the Parish Mission be held? Fr. Leonard will preach at St Christopher’s weekend Masses:
Sun 26 Aug 8.30 am and 10.30am
What are the topics for each of the 3-day sessions?
Session One - Mon 27 Aug : “Going out to the
world: we need all the help we can get”
Session Two - Tues 28 Aug : “Nine steps to making better
choices for my life”
Session Three - Wed 29 Aug : “Where the Hell is God? Holding
to Faith through the Tough Times.”
For more information about Fr. Leonard or to view his YouTube
visit Fr Leonard YouTube Recordings
This Easter we are delighted to welcome our
four newly Baptised (Tuan Huynh, Li-Shan Wong, Anoja Xavier & Onaela
Xavier) and the two candidates coming into full communion with the Catholic
Church (Scott Rollings & Watson Xavier), into our St. Christopher’s Parish.