MERCY ACTION GROUP

AIMS OF THE MERCY ACTION GROUP
To be merciful means to be compassionate towards others, to treat all human beings with respect, to value the difference in people and to empower others and ourselves.  As members of the Mercy Action Group, we must work for the common good, be responsible stewards of our environment and advocated for social justice. With the current events in our world, the Mercy Action Group encourages all students and staff to be actively involved in the spreading of the Mercy and Catholic values in the world.  As Mercy followers, it is our responsibility to be leaders in our community and to set the example for other by actively living the Mercy Values.
Finally, we must be people of service, hospitality and compassion.  We must identify the needs of the community we serve, to enhance the lives of the less fortunate member of our world.  Our core commitment as Mercy followers must ne to assist those who are the most venerable and distressed in our world and do this in the tradition of Catherine McAuley. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”. Margaret Mead.

Social Justice at St Joseph’s College is led by the Mercy Action Group – a group of dedicated staff and students who are passionate about making a difference in the local and global community.  Inspired by the charism of Catherine McAuley and in the tradition of the Mercy Sisters in St Joseph’s College, we commit ourselves to living out the gospel and mercy values by siding with those oppressed by poverty, human rights and injustice.  Social Justice Activities at St Joseph’s College provide a balance of awareness-raising, fundraising and direct involvement which ensures that students are well informed on social justice issues in Australia and abroad.  

The Social Justice groups meets once a week at both the Enright and Mercy Campus. For students interested in these groups, please email St Joseph's College Faith and Mission Leader - Miss Paula Cox pcox@sjcmda.vic.edu.au

“God does not look at the action but at the spirit motivating it” is an important belief of Catherine. The initiatives of MAG provide the impetus for the College community to participate in social justice education, advocacy and action enabling the community to:
  • be informed about issues of injustice and human rights
  • explore the causes and effects of social injustice
  • demonstrate genuine compassion, and empathy for those who suffer injustice  
  • take action that will effect structural change which will lead to the eradication of injustice 
  • be informed about sustainable business practices  
  • ensure our natural environment thrives and we are stewards of creation 
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ENRIGHT CAMPUS
154 Twelfth Street
Mildura VIC 3500
03 5018 8000

MERCY CAMPUS
Cnr Riverside Avenue & Eleventh Street
Mildura VIC 3500

VCAL CAMPUS
8 - 10 Langtree Parade
Mildura VIC 3500