Our College Mission

The Mission and Ministry Program nourishes the spiritual life and faith development of students. In the tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat, Marist College Ashgrove students are educated in faith and solidarity through:

  • An engaging Religious Education curriculum that focuses on a student’s religious literacy, in light of the Catholic tradition
  • An integrated program of retreat and reflection opportunities for students from Years 5-12
  • Regular opportunities for prayer and liturgy, including Wednesday morning Mass, boarders’ Sunday Mass, pastoral group and class prayer, assembly prayer and reflection
  • Service and ministry groups such as St Vincent de Paul, Caritas and GreenAsh
  • Extensive ministry and outreach opportunities through the MATES Social Justice Program, including weekly barbecues with the homeless, visits with elderly and disabled people in the community; the annual Sony Holiday Camp for children with disabilities and immersion programs with our Marist neighbours in other cultures and countries
  • An exciting Youth Ministry Program (‘Game Changers’) for the boys to partake in

Religious Education and ministry are co-ordinated by the College Mission Team which comprises the Head of Mission, Marist Father Chaplain, Head of Religious Education and Campus Ministry Team.

At Marist College Ashgrove, Religious Education and ministry are founded on the examples and values of Jesus and the Marist way of living the Gospel. We aim to engage individuals and groups within the College community in expressions of a lived faith through offering a broad range of sacramental, prayer and reflection experiences, together with opportunities to minister to the “least favoured” in the wider community.

Members of the College family act courageously and stand in solidarity, committed to the creation of a more just world.

Our Goals

  • To foster the personal and spiritual growth of each Marist student
  • To draw Marist students into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community
  • To empower students to follow the Marist way of living the Gospel in order to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today