Catholic Identity

​The Josephite Charism

Be just - Be compassionate - Be humble

marymac.pngThe school seeks to support the nurturing of children's spirituality and their faith experience through our connection to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and the Josephite charism.

Our school’s special connection to the Josephite story is etched into our school life in many ways, with many symbols and images located around our school reminding us of Mary’s story. Perhaps the most symbolic acknowledgement of Mary Mackillop can be found in the words of our school prayer. These inspiring words assist in guiding us to be people of faith who ‘Incline our hearts’.  The words of our school prayer have been literally etched into the glass doors throughout the Administration Building, acting as a constant reminder to us all of the significance of the charism of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. 

One of the most famous sayings of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop was ‘never see a need without doing something about it’. This saying has become a mantra for many Australians, particularly all members of Josephite communities.  At Mary Immaculate, we look for opportunities to challenge our young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.​

Each year, our school commits to supporting Social Action and Justice by participating in the following activities and fundraising appeals:

  • Caritas
  • St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal
  • Soup Kitchen Evening (raising awareness of homelessness)
  • St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

The Religious Life of Mary Immaculate

The Religious Life of Mary Immaculate is deeply rich and provides the community with opportunities to connect with our School Vision and Mission and our School Motto (Incline your heart). The Religious Life of Mary Immaculate is best defined by its relationships and connection with the following interconnected elements:

  • Religious Identity and Culture
  • Prayer and Worship
  • Social Action and Justice
  • Evangelisation and Faith Formation

 The Sacramental Program

The Sacramental Program  is coordinated through the parish. Collaboration between the parish and the school will ensure that the sacramental material in the RE curriculum complements sacramental preparation in the parish. Parents are encouraged to contact the Annerley Ekibin Parish or visit​ for further information. ​

©Brisbane Catholic Education, Mary Immaculate Primary School (2023)