Our Catholic Faith and Mission

At MLMC your child will be educated in faith and mission and we focus on developing their Catholic Gospel teachings. Across the College we have integrated a range of initiatives into our daily routine to strengthen each student’s relationship with God, as well as nourish a spirituality to carry them through life. By providing each child with knowledge and the opportunity to explore faith, we generate a strong sense of Catholic identity.

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1894, the College has thrived in the spirit of their foundress Catherine McAuley. Our values — compassion, justice, respect, courage, service and hospitality — greatly enrich our learning environment. We seek to equip students with good Christian values to complement those learnt at home, and guide them as they navigate an increasingly complex world.

Our Catholic ethos permeates all aspects of the College’s learning experiences. In addition to a Religious Education program across all year levels, we offer:
  • daily prayer and Mass every Friday at 8am in the College chapel
  • access to the College chapel every day during school hours
  • class, year level and whole of College Liturgies and celebrations of the Eucharist
  • retreats and days of reflection for all year levels links with our local parishes and regular involvement of Priests in College activities
  • peer ministry program of activities through Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia (CSYMA)
  • Ministry Lounge — an informal café space for students to come together and learn more about faith and social justice.

Striving for Social Justice

Our Mercy values challenge each of us to use our God-given talents for the greater good. We work towards a world that safeguards the dignity of each individual.Within the College’s culture of educational endeavour and individual empowerment, your child will absorb a strong sense of social justice. Every week the College presents opportunities to expand the students’ awareness of human rights and equality — locally, nationally and globally.

We engage with projects at a range of organisations,including Mercy Works, Caritas Christi, St Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Mission, Cancer Council, Leukaemia Foundation, Yellow Ribbon Program and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, to name a few. Each of these interactions lets our students experience how they can impact the lives of others with initiative, commitment and compassion.