Welcome to the Ipswich Catholic Community. Our parish is staffed and served by two priests; our Parish Priest (Fr. Stephen Bliss ofm) is a Franciscan friar, and Assitant Priest (Fr. Minje Kim) is a diocesan priest. Take a look around and reach out if we can assist you in any way.

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Who is St. Francis

The Ipswich Catholic Community is a Catholic parish and part of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The parish is staffed and served by two priests; our Parish Priest is a Franciscan friar, and our Associate Pastor is a Carmelite Priest. Fr Stephen (our Parish Priest) bring with him the heritage, history, and hopefulness of the Franciscan religious order, an order founded over 800 years ago by St. Francis of Assisi. This is a heritage and history written in the stories of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clare of Assisi, other Franciscan Saints, Prayers, and Feast Day celebrations. You are invited to learn more about the core values of what it means to be a “Franciscan” in the 21st century. St. Francis taught his sisters and brothers these values by stories, and so Fr. Stephen generously shares this charism with the parish.

St. Brigid’s Church Restoration

Help repair and restore St. Brigid’s Church, Rosewood. All donations are tax deductible. Donations are made through National Trust Queensland, and receipts are provided. Thanks for considering this important work.

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Planned Giving During This Time

In response to multiple requests, the Archdiocese has setup a Parish Giving Application to assist parishioners and others make financial contributions safely and conveniently. The app doesn’t replace our Planned Giving Program, rather it is another option made available to all.

Our faith sustains us through challenging times. Now, more than ever, your support is needed to help our parishes to continue their valuable pastoral activities and to provide ongoing sustainability. To assist you to support our parish during this time of isolation, Please download the app from one of the following locations.

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“Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.”

St. Francis of Assisi

“Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.”

Pope Francis

“It means that we, like God, abandon the world of abstraction to engage the real lives of real people, in the ways traced by the pope’s apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of Love’.”

Archbishop Mark Coleridge