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.
We hope this website gives you a window into our parish family and with it goes an invitation to come and see. There is room for everyone and we offer religious, social and sporting programmes catering to all age groups.
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.
Fr. Ralph Besterwitch SAC
WORDS FROM ST VINCENT PALLOTTI
The whole life of Christ – His humiliations and sufferings, His joys and
friendships, His obedience to the Father, the offering of Himself for the
saving of humankind, His teaching, His Death, Resurrection and Ascension is the
model of each one of us restored to grace, to the love of the Father and to
our eternal destiny.