The mission expo is an exciting opportunity to engage and discover new missionary agencies and organisations throughout the diocese which work both nationally and internationally. There will also be the lay and religious movements that offer activities for you. Make sure you check them out! Below is a list of them.
Retreat and Conference Centre, registered Charity, incorporating several Social Outreach Ministries.
The Benenson Society
The Benenson Society raises awareness of human rights violations and lobbies governments on behalf of prisoners of conscience, for the end of torture and the death penalty. The Society welcomes all but Catholics involved are inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, especially the principle of the dignity of the human person and the right to life.
Caritas is the overseas aid and development arm of the Catholic church. We work with people of all faiths and none to end poverty, promote justice, and uphold dignity. Caritas supports the poorest of the poor to lead lives of dignity.
The Cagliero Project, Salesians of Don Bosco
Long term and immersion volunteer experiences in Salesian communities around the world.
Youth Mission Team (YMT) Australia
Focused on the critical areas of faith and character development in Australian teenagers, each local YMT is comprised of young men and women who have deferred university or their career for 12 months to work voluntarily as youth ministers in schools and parishes.
Contracted by high schools, YMT facilitates retreats, reflection days and seminars working with approximately 16,000 students every year.
Friends of Refugees Melbourne
Friends of Refugees Melbourne along with Heathgrove Study Centre aims to empower families from refugee/asylum seeker backgrounds and volunteers through integration and educating each other with life’s rich experiences.
We strengthen our integration and bonds via the following programs;
– Detention Centre Vists
– Home Visits
– School Holiday Program
– Study Group
– Annual BBQ
Oblates of Mary Immaculate
The Oblates of Mary Immaculate are an order of priests founded by St. Eugene de Mazenod. Some of their mission programs include Rosies Oblate Youth Mission, Partners In Mission and Oblate Youth Australia.
YMG Melbourne is a Catholic men’s group. We aim to grow closer to Christ through brotherhood and fellowship.
NET is a Catholic peer to peer youth ministry that puts into action the Church´s mission to evangelise and disciple young people.
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
We have been part of the Ozzie scene for over 100 years. We are responsible for Parishes, School Colleges. Overseas Missions, Retreats, Chaplaincies, Journalism among some smaller ministries.
Sisters of the Immaculata
The Sisters of the Immaculata and their associated lay community work for spiritual renewal in parishes through Adoration, prayer and faith formation, and the discipling of young people through mission schools. Like Mary, we seek to be faithful to Jesus at the foot of the Cross.
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
A Religious Institute for women founded by St. Jeanne Jugan in France in 1839 to care for the Elderly.
CatholicCare’s vision is for a stronger, more resilient and inclusive society. We are the social service agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sale. Our programs are offered to the whole community, regardless of faith or background.
St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.
In Victoria we have a number of volunteering opportunities and programs to get involved in. You could get involved in our Kids Days Out and Camps, weekly Education Programs, assists with our Social Justice Workshops in schools, join a Conference, volunteer in our retail stores or with one of our 7 Soup Vans.
Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services
ERCRS seeks to improve the lives of, and opportunities for, children and young people of a disadvantaged background by supporting them in their education and providing them with access to free learning support along with a range of social activities throughout the year.
Mary Help of Christians Crusade
A youth movement that caters to the evangelisation of young people through a Eucharistic lifestyle and Marian spirituality.
Provide faith formation resources and speakers for families, parishes, schools and dioceses.
The mission of the Emmanuel Community is to offer a path to its members to answer God’s call to holiness and proclaim Christ in today’s world. It is particularly through Eucharistic adoration, compassion, and evangelisation that its members are called to manifest God’s presence with us (“Emmanuel”). The Emmanuel Community proposes concrete ways to its members to grow spiritually, notably through the attendance of daily mass, the invitation to take long times of silent adoration each day, the call to live a joyful and simple life with a constant heart of praise, and various communal activities, including praying together and sharing on a weekly basis on the Word of God and evangelisation efforts.
The Emmanuel Community runs different missions for young people (ithirst and youth group) and evenings for married couples. We also go out onto the street to listen and bring God’s love to people. We have a regular Mother’s group and we run various compassion missions.
We are the “Youth for a United World (Y4UW) Movement” founded by Chiara Lubich in 1985. It is part of the wide ranging Focolare Movement. Our age varies between 17 to 30 and we come from different walks of life. In fact, our main characteristic is universality. We are youth from all over the world and we belong to different ethnic groups, nationalities and cultures. Many of us profess different creeds, whilst some of us don’t have a religious belief; however we are all passionate protagonists striving to build a united world.
Blessed Is She (Melbourne Community Group)
Blessed is She is a Catholic women’s community committed to deepening a life of prayer and supportive sisterhood. We begin with the Word of God and grow as sisters as we share our hearts. We believe in beauty pointing toward the Divine, and we strive to live a Eucharistic life.
Aid to the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is an international Catholic charity supporting Christians where they are persecuted, suffering and oppressed. Each year ACN fund over 5,000 projects in more than 145 countries around the world, helping to support the Church in its mission, and bringing hope and solidarity to millions of people.
Servi Store is a unique initiative from Melbourne, Australia, selling trendy eco-friendly products and cotton apparels made from 100% Fairtrade organic cotton. All our products feature artworks of inspirational quotes from Catholic saints. We also source custom 100% Fairtrade organic cotton apparels and uniforms. Through our products and resources, we encourage young people to enhance their faith by respecting the dignity of workers and the environment.