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.
Mercy Partners is a multi-charism and multi-ministry Public Juridic Person (PJP), that welcomes new charisms and ministry sectors.
Mercy Partners is open to religious Congregations/Orders who are seeking security for their ministries within a PJP in the Catholic Church. Mercy Partners’ Statute and Constitution enable it to take responsibility for other Catholic ministries that are entrusted to its care.
Religious Congregations/Orders can apply to transition a ministry to Mercy Partners, and with approval from the Mercy Partners Board and Stewards’ Representatives, the partnership is formalised with Mercy Partners becoming a canonical sponsor and civil owner of the ministry.
As part of the approval process, the Congregation/Order must seek approval from their Leadership team to transition their ministry to a PJP.
Ministry Transition Guide
Mercy Partners has produced a detailed Ministry Transition Guide that steps out the stages involved with transiting a ministry from a Congregation/Order into Mercy Partners. The illustration below details the pathways that form the transition journey.
Mercy Partners welcomes discussions with religious Congregations/Orders about the future of their ministries.
Initial contact should be made with the Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Partners and all discussions will be kept confidential. Such enquiries can be made by phoning the Chief Executive Officer on phone 07 3267 5840 or by completing the below enquiry form.
Join the PJP
Mercy Partners welcomes discussions with religious Congregations/Orders about the future of their ministries. Please complete this form to commence discussions.