Walking with the excluded
Canice’s Kitchen is at the heart of St Canice’s parish.
“In our gentle way we’re living the gospels, spreading the gospel. This is ‘humanness’ that we try to spread and share.”
Our parish community is only as strong as its hospitality to those who are hungry and struggling, not only in our own back yard but also in our world. While Canice’s Kitchen in Kings Cross offers hospitality to the street people, the St Canice community generously contributes to the health, nutrition and educational needs of our near neighbours in our sister parish at the Railaco Jesuit Mission in East Timor.
We desire, first and foremost, a conversion in our own hearts, that makes us alive and sensitive to the suffering Christ in our midst. Our communities desire to be more hospitable and open, learning how to live more deeply in the Spirit of Jesus, a Spirit that welcomes.
With outreach in our parish and beyond
There is openness in our parish life, welcoming the refugees, feeding the hungry and clothing the naked.
Canice’s Kitchen offers both food and hospitality. The sounds of the assembled guests wafting through the windows of the church some days are like an authentic hymn of praise to God.
David’s Place offers a chance for prayer and reflection and helps give those on the margins a sense of belonging. It provides them much needed companionship which in turn helps develop a sense of self-worth,
Railaco, East Timor
In East Timor, St Canice’s community has been making what is seen by the people in Railaco as a monumental commitment to their welfare, healthcare, nutrition and educational needs of their children since 2004, and we are committed to continue.
In all, St Canice’s is unique, a very inclusive parish, in the Ignatian tradition.
Sharing our Faith journey and Spirituality
After the second Vatican Council, we were challenged to find a deeper meaning to our faith. The scriptures and the two great commandments – to love God and neighbour – were given a new vitality.
We come to St Canice’s to answer these challenges, to be supported by others who are on the same journey and to be encouraged when we fail.
We give thanks for one another and for the comfort of being pilgrims together. Meditation and the study of the scriptures strengthen the spiritual life of the parish.
Serving in Ministry
At St Canice’s we encourage all of you to think about serving in ministry.
Serving gives us that opportunity to live out our faith through service to one another.
We are Christians, we are the Church, we are the Body of Christ, not to be served but to serve and every member of our parish has something to offer towards the Mission of the Church.