St Christopher’s is a Missionary Parish of
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
Christopher’s Parish welcomed its 2018 Parish Mission Speaker, Fr. Richard Leonard, from 25 to 29 August.
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.
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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.
Parish Ministry Thanksgiving took place on Friday 1 December and it brought
together about 100 of us to praise God for His blessings on us and in our
ministries. It was also an opportunity
for Fr. Ralph and Fr. Pat to thank everyone for their generous gift of talent
and time through our participation in the different ministries.