Our approach to faith at the College is best understood through the mission of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan (who founded Mater Christi in 1963), and the ancient Rule of St Benedict.

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan were committed to the education of young women, so that they may become compassionate, creative, and valued contributors to their communities.

A Good Samaritan education is guided by the parable of the same name, in which, Jesus says, "go and do likewise!" - encouraging us to recogniseanyone in need and respond to those needs with generosity and compassion.

In a similar spirit, the Benedictine values of community, stewardship, and justice – encourage us to pursue peace and justice through social action – caring for those around us and our environment.

While our daily interactions with each other, community service programs,and commitment to social justice at Mater Christi allow us to live our faith in a practical sense, we explore our faith through our Religious Education program, prayer and worship (Liturgy).

For Catholics, Liturgy allows us to reflect in ritual and symbol what lies at the heart of our faith: a commitment to embody God’s love in service of one another and our neighbour, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised.

Our College liturgies are based on scripture and enable students to:

  • engage in meaningful experiences;
  • develop empathy for others; and
  • find hope in a complex world.

Students are encouraged to be actively involved in liturgical celebrations during formal school occasions like Opening Mass, and ongoing celebrations such as Assembly prayer, Pastoral Group prayer and the Eucharist.