Serving in the Ipswich Catholic Community
At the very heart of Christian stewardship is the act of service. “Mature disciples make a conscious, firm decision, carried out in action, to be followers of Jesus Christ no matter the cost to themselves. Beginning in conversion, change of mind and heart, this commitment is expressed not in a single action nor even in a number of actions over a period of time, but in an entire way of life. It means committing one’s self to the Lord.”
Stewardship – A Disciple’s Response, U. S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship
A stewardship community seeks to be that common faith community within which parishioners are invited and have the opportunity to serve and be served, giving, receiving and sharing their God-given giftedness. It is through the value of Stewardship and service within the community that a Christian steward is provided the opportunity to respond, in action, to his/her call to discipleship individually and/or collectively. We have many ministries in our Community, we encourage you to check them all out at our Ministries page. Some of our ministries are listed below.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society’s members and volunteers reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. Members and volunteers assist people in need and do not discriminate against cultural, religious or political beliefs.
Rosies provides unconditional acceptance and friendship to people who are marginalised within our community – especially those who are homeless, at risk, or simply lonely. Rosies is a volunteer-based not for profit organisation that commenced in Queensland in 1987 as a youth mission.
Catholic Women’s League
Addressing social justice and ethical questions is one of the primary tasks of CWLA. We seek to influence legislative and administrative bodies at all levels in order to preserve the dignity of the human person. We strive to be a voice for the voiceless.