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.

Order your 2018 Columban Art Calendar

Columban Art Calendar

The Columban Art Calendar is an iconic Catholic Calendar, well-known for its traditional religious paintings and liturgical information and is a major fundraiser for Columban Missionaries. Order your calendar!

Far East Magazine

Far East Magazine

The Far East Magazine features articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. 

Fr. Gary Walker

Columban eBulletin

Subscribe to our monthly enews, Columban eBulletin, and keep up to date with the latest Columban mission news and stories. Subscribe now!

Our Work

Peace, Ecology and Justice

Our concerns for issues derives from our commitment to solidarity with the poor and respect for all of Creation.

Interfaith Relations

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. 

Our Mission

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. 

Youth PoWR Interfaith Gathering

Columban Mission


Years of mission to the world




Generations of people lifted to dignity