Ministry (also known as service, mission or apostolate) is one of the central elements of the Carmelite charism. By reaching out to our brothers and sisters in various different practical ways, we encounter God’s presence in them and help them to draw closer to God. We open ourselves to be God’s hands in the world, responding to the needs of others, especially the poor and marginalised. This is what we endeavour to achieve in the parishes where we work – helping people find God in every aspect of life and discover his presence in every person, experience and event.