At St Mary's, we embrace the spirituality and charism of Mary MacKillop and the Josephites.
"There, where you are you will find God." These words of Mary MacKillop in 1871 and the teaching of Julian Tenison Woods "for us to have faith in God's presence in 'every circumstance', sums up what spirituality is for the Sisters of St Joseph.
It is an energy that seeks right relationships with God, others, self and the earth. Wherever we are, in town or country, city or across the seas, we trust that we will find God’s meaning, purpose and vitality daily in whatever we do; that we will draw on the strength and resilience of God’s love, live simply, engage with others to meet human needs, be advocates for the voiceless, care for the earth, wonder at nature and create homely communities.
Our school is part of the St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Parish community.
There are many aspects of parish life in which students, staff and families may become involved. All members of our parish school community are actively encouraged to be part of parish and Church life.
School prayer, liturgies and Masses are an important and enriching aspect of daily life at St Mary's. They provide opportunities to ritually celebrate the many lived experiences of our lives and the many mysteries of our faith.
Parish sacramental celebrations also provide an opportunity to celebrate students' life of faith with fellow parishioners. The parish provides programs of preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation each year. Enrolment for the sacraments occurs through the parish. The school-based Religious Education curriculum supports and enriches this program of preparation.
Participation in weekend Mass is also actively encouraged. View the Parish Mass Times here.