• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4



Divine Word Missionaries are present in the Brisbane Archdiocese, the Rockhampton Diocese and the Townsville Diocese in Queensland.

The Queensland parishes have strong multicultural communities and the Rockhampton and Townsville missions will also involve ministry to Aboriginal communities, including those on Palm Island.


St Mark’s Parish Inala

Fr Bonefasius Buahendri SVD is the Parish Priest of St Mark's Parish, Inala. The Ministry at St Mark's includes a special focus on the Vietnamese Catholic community. About 1700 parishioners worship at St Mark's each weekend. Of these, around 1000 are Vietnamese. The parish also has many Samoan, Filipino, Tongan, European and South American parishioners. Fr Joseph Vu SVD and Fr Ho Bach Tran SVD are assistant priests and chaplains to the Vietnamese Community.


St Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Kingston-Marsden

Fr Mikhael Loke SVD is parish priest of St Maximilian Kolbe parish, located in the growing Logan City area of Brisbane. Fr Xuan Long Nguyen SVD is assistant priest.

Logan is located in a low socio-economic area, with a lot of refugees, including people from African countries such as South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi. The parishioners are predominantly of Pacific Island heritage, with a large representation from Samoa, as well as others from places like Fiji, Tonga and the Solomon Islands. Other cultural groups are also part of the parish community.

The multicultural parish is well known for wonderful singing and parish community events, and a youth group is growing in numbers.

Sunil and Bang at Mass 650


Rockhampton Diocese

Divine Word Missionary members are also working in the Rockhampton Diocese. Fr Truc Quoc Phan SVD has been appointed Parish Priest in the Parishes of Emerald, Springsure, Woorabinda and other surrounding communities. Fr Firminus Wiryono SVD is Assistant Priest.


Truc in Emerald 550


Townsville Diocese

Divine Word Missionaries have been appointed to parishes in the city of Townsville as well as on Palm Island. Fr Joseph Reddy SVD is Parish Priest of the Ministerial Region of the Good Shepherd in Kirwan and Fr Clement Baffoe SVD is Assistant Priest. Fr Joseph is also administering the parish of Deeragun. Fr Mahn Le SVD is ministering on Palm Island in collaboration with the Holy Spirit Sisters. 

Joseph and Clement installation group 550



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