Brisbane West Deanery incorporates seven Parishes in the western suburbs of Brisbane, comprising of eleven church communities (as listed below). The Priests of the Deanery meet on a regular basis. The Dean of Brisbane West Deanery is the Very Rev Fr Mark Franklin.
||St Joseph's Corinda
Christ the King, Graceville
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|Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Darra
Twelve Apostles, Jindalee
||St Mark's, Inala
||Holy Family, Indooroopilly
||Our Lady of the Rosary, Kenmore
St Catherine's, Moggill
||St Thomas Aquinas, St Lucia
|St Ignatius, Toowong
Holy Spirit, Auchenflower
Deanery Pastoral Council
The Deanery Pastoral Council is a representative body which, together with the Dean, and the Clergy of the Deanery, shares responsibility for promoting the nine Archdiocesan priorities in the Deanery. The Council helps to plan and coordinate Deanery projects to assist Parishes to implement these priorities, and provides a forum for the discussion of Deanery and wider Church issues.
Deanery Projects Officer
Brisbane West Deanery has a volunteer Deanery Projects Officer, Michael Doherty, who supports the work of the Dean and the vision of the Deanery, by convening regular meetings of the Clergy, Deanery Pastoral Council, and Deanery Youth Ministry Team, and working alongside these three key groups. Along with the day to day administration of the Deanery office, and the provision of secretarial duties for the Dean, a key role of the Deanery Projects Officer is communication across the seven Parishes of the Deanery and the production of a monthly newsletter and the upkeep of the website. The organisation and promotion of Deanery Events such as the regular Youth and Young Adult events, Adult Faith Education, Gatherings for the Religious and Clergy of the Deanery, and the Deanery Sponsored World Youth Day Pilgrimage to Madrid in August 2011 are key roles of the Projects Officer. Michael can be contacted on 3716 0158 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meaning behind our deanery banner is: "Eucharist - Summit and Source".
The imagery on the banner consists of a golden orb, shaped like a Communion host, with a cross marking, which is surrounded by a corona of blue, green and yellow, which suggest natural elements of sky, earth and sun. Beneath the orb are a set of contour lines in the same natural colours. The Eucharist is a wholeness symbol which 'contains and nourishes the world'.
Deanery Youth Ministry
Brisbane West Deanery has a very active Youth Ministry. Click here to find out more.....
What is a Deanery
A Deanery is a regional cluster of Parishes within a diocese, working together on common ministries and headed by a Dean. The Deanery has the role of fostering mutual support between its Parishes, joint planning of key elements of pastoral life and mission, and sharing of resources. The Dean provides leadership in the Deanery in the implementation of the Jesus Communion Mission vision and priorities promulgated by the Archbishop following Synod.
Across the Archdiocese of Brisbane there are 109 Parishes that are grouped into 13 geographical Deaneries. The 13 Deans meet regularly with the Archbishop, the two Auxiliary Bishops and the Moderator.