We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we walk, live and work. We recognise their living culture and their unique role in the life of the areas in which Mercy Partners ministries are located. We pay tribute to all of those who have nurtured this country over many thousands of years, deriving spiritual and physical needs from the seas, forests, soil, rivers, lakes and streams. We join with our First Nations people in honouring this land as sacred. We welcome the Uluru Statement from the Heart and support an Indigenous voice to parliament, enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
And because they are partners, their relationships rely more on the formative value of friendship and collective vision than on inflexible institutional structures.
Theological Framework p3
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Since its inception, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Queensland, the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Australia and the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta have joined Mercy Partners in 2014, 2017 and 2021 respectively.
Today, Mercy Partners is a dynamic multi-charism, multi-ministry Public Juridic Person (PJP) dedicated to continuing the mission of the founding congregations of our ministries into the future. We work together as partners to further God’s mission of hope, compassion, respect and justice in our world.
Mercy Partners was established to:
- sponsor ministries in the name of the Catholic Church
- respond compassionately and creatively to existing and emerging needs within communities
- advocate in the public forum on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged, particularly those associated with our ministries
- provide a pathway in the Catholic Church for canonical leadership of ministries by lay people.
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