The parish apostolate has become increasingly important in the mission and life of the Society. There are now around 3,000 Jesuits working in over 2,000 parishes throughout the world.

Jesuit parishes are committed to the local Church in the service of the universal Church, while also aligning themselves with the general vision and mission of the Society.

Some characteristics of Jesuit parishes include:

  • Creative, lively, appropriate and inculturated liturgies and celebrations
  • Representative and strongly-engaged parish communities
  • A commitment to promoting faith and justice, with an overlying concern for environmental advocacy
  • Strong formation programs for members of the parish community in areas such as liturgy, leadership and faith development
  • A respect for local cultures and traditions of the people we serve, promoting those things that are good, life-giving and not contrary to the Gospel
  • A connection with other Jesuits and Jesuit ministries, as well as various advocacy groups

Apart from the ten Jesuit parishes across Australia there are Jesuit Parish Priests in East Fremantle in WA and in South St Albans VIC. Another important component of Jesuit pastoral ministry is the work of Jesuits involved in migrant chaplaincies to Polish, Spanish-speaking and other communities.



Jesuit parishes

Toowong, Queensland
St Ignatius', 30 Kensington Terrace,
Toowong Qld 4066
Holy Spirit, Harriett Street, Auchenflower Qld 4066

North Sydney, New South Wales
St Mary's, 264 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2059
St Francis Xavier, 17 Mackenzie Street, Lavender Bay NSW 2059
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 44 Willoughby Street, Kirribilli NSW 2059

Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales
St Canice's, 28 Roslyn Street, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011

Emerton, New South Wales
Holy Family, 254 Luxford Rd, Emerton NSW 2770
Contacts and Mass times

Hawthorn, Victoria
Immaculate Conception,
345 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Vic 3122
St Joseph's, Havelock Road, Hawthorn East Vic 3123

Richmond, Victoria
St Ignatius', 326 Church Street, Richmond Vic 3121
St James', 162 Kent Street, North Richmond Vic 3121

Norwood, South Australia
St Ignatius', 137 William Street, Norwood SA 5067

Sevenhill, South Australia
St Aloysius', College Road, Sevenhill SA 5453
Contacts and Mass times

Nedlands, Western Australia
Holy Rosary, 46 Thomas Street, Nedlands WA 6009