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Family and Community

Catholics believe that every human life is sacred and should be respected from conception until natural death. We also believe that human life is inherently social, and that how we relate to each other in society impacts human dignity and our ability to grow in community. Marriage and family are foundational communities of society.

In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul describes what community looks like:

'Disciples of Christ shared their food and possessions to make sure the neediest among them were taken care of.' (Acts 2:42–47).

These members of the early Church model a society in which all members of a community care for one another.

Discipleship in Action!
Pope Francis talks about service and charity: “Love and charity, are service, helping others, serving others. There are people who spend their lives in this way, in the service of others.When you forget yourself and think of others, this is love! 


As part of our Catholic Social Teaching, staff volunteer to collect for the school foodbank each morning; supporting those who are less fortunate. We are extremely proud to be called by God to love and serve others and support our local St Mary's family and Community.