The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane faces many challenges. It is
important for the sake of effective planning to affirm its strengths
and gifts, and identify the key issues and tasks that confront it
as it strives to be a vibrant, evangelising local Church in south-east
We are members of the Roman Catholic Church, a universal communion
of local Churches that recognise the primacy of the Bishop of Rome.
How can we better participate in the mission of the Church and support
other local Churches that struggle with poverty, oppression and injustice?
We are people of God in south-east Queensland – more
than 600,000 Catholics in the fastest-growing region in Australia,
Coolangatta in the south to Maryborough in the north and west to
Gatton and Gayndah.
How can we encourage Catholics who do not regularly participate in
our worshipping communities, as well as those who do, to be more active
in the life and mission of the local Church?
We are led by Archbishop John Bathersby, with the assistance of
auxiliary bishops Brian Finnigan and Joseph Oudeman OFM Cap. The
Archbishop’s Jesus Communion Mission vision commits us to be an evangelising diocese.
How can the Jesus Communion Mission vision impact on our own lives
as well as within our faith communities?
We are part of an incredible story of faith that began with the first
pioneers who established a mission to Aborigines on Stradbroke Island
How can we learn from and build upon the rich spiritual and missionary
heritage of our Catholic forebears?