Children and youth

We believe that the church is a family, and like any healthy family will have people of all ages as part of its life. Children, like adults, are the church of today, and, like adults, deserve to be included, respected and given an authentic place in which to thrive. Through our ministry with children and families, we seek to support parents in their efforts to keep the commitments they made when their children were baptised; namely, to bring up their children in the life and faith of the church community. We have a variety of events and activities for children and youth of all ages.


Ranee Mahood

Children/youth coordinator

Ranee is employed by the parish to minister to the young people who call St Mary's home. She comes to us with valuable experience of ministry with the poor in the Philippines as part of the Diocese of Perth's 'Reach-out Manila' project. Ranee is developing an important relationship with our young people of high school age and also works with our pre-schoolers in the Sunday morning Sunday School.