pastoral office


CatholicLIFE seeks to be a Christ-centred and proactive Archdiocesan team committed to resourcing and serving the Archdiocese in the areas of mission planning, worship and prayer, community building and leadership.

Our Mission
Our mission is encapsulated in the below statement of purpose and focus:


 Beginning in prayer; ending in mission:

…an Archdiocesan team called and sent to resource and serve parishes, schools, faith communities and leaders to release new energies for mission.

 View the short presentation below which highlights the vision and mission for the CatholicLIFE Team.


CatholicLIFE and Catholic Education Office Partnerships
for the New Evangelisation

Listen below and watch the slides from the presentation made by Shawn van der Linden, Archdiocesan Director of Pastoral Support (CathoilcLIFE).  This talk was given to Clergy, Principals and Religious Education Coordinators from across the Archdiocese who were gathered in Canberra for the CEO Key Personnel day on the 5 September 2013.  Shawn provides some background on the mission of CatholicLIFE in the Archdiocese, with a particular foci on the partnerships with the CEO that have been established in Youth Ministry, Intimate Relationships Education, Faith Formation and Sacramental program support.