“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you?…..So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” (Letter of James 2:14,17)

Our purpose as a community at Marist College Ashgrove is to live out the Gospel of Jesus in our relationships. Open to students, staff and families MATES Ministry is an outreach program that enables our Christian faith to be put into action. At its heart MATES Ministry is about Faith, Relationship and Solidarity.

The MATES program aims to:

*Build a Spirituality of Service within the College

*Be a reflective process

*Give opportunity to journey with those at the margins

Service Opportunities

  1. Local Agency Visitations
  2. Immersion Opportunities in the Marist Asia Pacific Region
  3. MATES BBQ with Homeless People
  4. Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp
  5. Service Groups
  • St Vincent de Paul Conferences
  • Caritas Group
  • Oaktree Group

       Junior School MATES

  • Green Ash Creek Care
  • Local Agency Visitations
  • Mini Vinnies group

Curriculum Ministry

  • Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia program

MATES Ministry uses a solidarity model that encourages questioning of the social conditions which cause and perpetuate poverty, injustice and inequality. MATES Ministry teaches compassion, empathy, service, solidarity, justice and peace.