Vision, Mission and Values

Mercy Ministry Companions continues the Mercy tradition, providing Community Service, Education, Health and Aged Care ministries enlivened by the spirit of Catherine McAuley.

Vision Statement

As companions in ministry, we seek to bring about a compassionate and just society and Church by striving to alleviate disadvantage, exclusion and inequality.

Mission Statement

We collaborate in the mission of Jesus by fostering a heart for Mercy within our ministries, in the broader society and for our environment.


Our core values underpin the mutuality of our relationships with God, each other and our common home.

We respond with kindness and generosity to those we serve, our ministry colleagues and all with whom we interact

We see within our current situation possibilities and promise, which nurture and shape our future

We are welcoming of people and ideas, bringing an openness of heart, mind and spirit to our work and life

We treat everyone with fairness and advocate for the rights and responsibilities of all, especially those who experience disadvantage, marginalisation and vulnerability

We uphold the intrinsic dignity of each person, no matter their circumstances

Mercy Ministry Companions is a ministerial public juridic person within the Catholic Church. As part of the global Mercy family and under the sponsorship of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, we are open to the voice of the Spirit as we reimagine the charisms of our founders.

We respectfully acknowledge all First Nations Peoples, especially those on whose lands we engage in ministry.