Region of Australia/New Zealand
Responding to the global mission and vision of the Missionary Society of St Columban, the Columban Mission Centre, located in Essendon, Victoria, Australia, strives to find ways of linking the Columban constituency with global mission. The Centre provides administrative and communications support for the work of Columban Missionaries, as well, contributes resources relating to Columban missionary work and advocacy.
Columban Mission Centre is organised in two departments: Communications & Publications and Finance & Services. Communications & Publications encompasses a number of work areas including Parish Appeals, Mission and Justice Education, The Far East Magazine, Columban Art Calendar, Communications and Marketing, Benefactor Support, Fundraising and Mission Appeals, and management of the Columban Partnership Program portfolio. Finance & Services provides the administrative and business support required to implement the programs of the Centre and fundraising activity.
Peace, Ecology and Justice
Our concerns for issues derives from our commitment to solidarity with the poor and respect for all of Creation.
Columban Missionaries work for building better relations between Christians and Muslims in accord with the teaching of the Catholic Church.
Exchange Between Peoples and Churches
Columban Missionaries have established many friendships and peaceful connections with people of different cultures, languages and religions.
Although mission is commonly misunderstood as something that happens overseas it is as relevant here in Australia in Melbourne or Sydney as it is in Manila or Seoul.
Years of mission to the world
Generations of people lifted to dignity