About Us
 
Our Vision
Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish is a safe community of love that believes in the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives and make disciples who bring people to Jesus. As a disciple who belongs to our community, I commit to worship, to learn, to connect, to serve and to give.
What We Believe

CHANGED LIVES

When people enter a real relationship with Jesus, they are never the same. Everyone who truly follows Him knows that at some stage and level in their life there will be transformation. Jesus meets us where we are and we experience His transformation in ways that are deeply personal. God is in the business of changing lives and circumstances through Jesus and He invites us to join Him in the work of Change.

Some things only God can do, but many acts of change can be embraced by us; it could be your marriage, your relationships, your work, your business, your studies or your entire life.

MAKE DISCIPLES
His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples and commissioned them to a universal mission: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matt. 28:18–20).

This was, and still is, Jesus’ plan to spread God’s kingdom throughout the world, and we all have a part to play.

 

TO WORSHIP
Worship is a matter of the heart. We worship God authentically when we know Him truly and treasure Him and desire Him above all things.

To worship means to show God’s worth through how we respond to the knowledge and understanding of Him in our life.

Our primary act of worship is the celebration of the Eucharist. It is when we come together as a community of believers that we make memories of who we are and whose we are.

TO LEARN
Learning is vital to discipleship. It is a lifelong task that allows us to grow in our relationship with Jesus.

When we stop learning about Jesus, we also stop growing in our path to discipleship. Our parish offers general catechesis and small Bible study groups in order to achieve spiritual growth and form disciples.

We expect each parishioner to participate in at least one programme a year.

TO CONNECT
To connect means to be in fellowship and create a community where people are known, loved and supported; a community where we are accountable to one another and for one another.

It is the responsibility of every parishioner to build community, to be actively part of the life of the parish and to intentionally reach out to others; to achieve that, we encourage the formation of connect groups who meet monthly.

TO SERVE
Serving is the essence of Christian life; we are called to serve God and one another.

Our goal is that every parishioner be involved in at least one ministry because we believe that God has given you something to offer.

TO GIVE
Giving financially, isn’t merely giving something to God. It’s giving back what was His to begin with. We give out of gratitude to God. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him.

The Bible says that giving generously and happily is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything, He is the GIVER. In our Parish we teach and encourage our community to put God first through generous giving. No one should be excluded from this. If someone has less, they give less; if someone has more, they give more. We give our “first fruits” back to God and so our giving becomes a priority and it is planned.

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