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.
The master plan for future improvements to
the church and the surroundings is ready.
On Sunday 26
February 2017, a few families from the God’s Little Explorers programme
gathered at Lysterfield Lake Park for an afternoon of fun and activity.
The first Giving Tree
Project by our Parish culminated in a
Christmas Party for 124 Syrian/Iraqi refugee children and their families last
Sunday. Our guests arrived shortly after 4pm and were welcomed by our St
Christopher’s school children and parishioners. Then a
short prayer service at the church was conducted in both English and
Francis Says Catechesis Isn’t Enough to Enter into Really Knowing Person of Christ, We Must Pray.
According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis urged faithful to do
this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, drawing from St Paul’s
letter to the Ephesians today where the Apostle prayed that they may be
strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit and that Christ may dwell in
In the reading, Paul speaks of the richness that is found in
really knowing the person of Christ, and in today’s homily, Pope Francis
expressed the three requirements we must meet to really know Him, too.
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