Address:Morindo Drive, (PO Box 203) Kirwan 4817
Telephone:(07) 4723 9844
Facsimile:(07) 4723 9866
Priest Fr Dave Lancini - Parish Priest:

Mass Times

Sunday:8.30 am, 9.30 am, 10.30 am & 5.00 pm
Monday: 8.00 am
Tuesday:8.00 am
Wednesday:8.00 am

Ministerial Region of the Good Shepherd - Kirwan is committed to supporting the Safeguarding strategies of the Townsville Diocese. To view the current Risk Management Strategy and Safeguarding Policy please visit

Recommencing of Mass

We will be recommencing our Masses on Sunday 7th June.  Due to the current restrictions, We will be having more Masses to allow all Parishioners the opportunity to attend.   In the present situation a weekday Mass will suffice for Sunday Eucharist.

Recommencing of Parish Sacramental Program

We would like to follow through with our Sacramental Program for 2020.  We know this time of COVID-19 has been very challenging for families, schools and Parish, but we would like to complete our program, which the children have been preparing for, prior to COVID-19.

 We would like to advise that we will celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist together, on a weekday night. Both of these Sacraments will be celebrated on the same night. The Bishop has granted Fr Dave permission to preside. 

 The nights we will be celebrating these Sacraments are:-

  • Monday 7th September,
  • Tuesday 8th September,
  • Wednesday 9th September
  • Thursday 10th

 Each evening we will commence at 6.00 p.m.

 Families have been allocated a set night for their child’s reception of these Sacraments.  Families will receive an email with their allocated night. 

 Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Centre, families are restricted to having 5 people attend, which includes the child receiving the Sacraments and their Sponsor.  Sadly, we will be unable to have shared supper after the celebration.  Families are encouraged to have their own family celebration.


By Appointment or before or after any of the Masses

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals


We are now slowly returning to Baptisms.  People who have previously booked have been contacted to look at arranging a new date for Baptism.  Please be patient with us as we will need to work our way through the list of people who have had Baptisms booked since April. 

Baptisms are held every Sunday except the 5th Sunday of the month at 11.30am at the Ryan Community Centre. 
Baptism Preparation Nights are usually on the 4th Wednesday of the month commencing at 7.30pm in the Ryan Community Centre.  Phone parish office to confirm meeting dates.  


Weddings are performed in the Ryan Community Centre or Good Shepherd Community Centre after meeting and consultation with the Parish Priest.


Funerals are performed at both Centres or wherever the family request after consultation with the Priest and the funeral directors.  

Parish Life and Ministry

Sacramental Program - Reconciliation/First Communion/Confirmation

A family based program is held within the Region. This starts with  Information/Enrolment nights held early February each year at Ryan and Good Shepherd Centres. Families are put into small groups and meet once a week for 2 weeks preparation for each Sacrament: -  Reconciliation,  Eucharist and Confirmation. .

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

This is offered in the parish - the course normally begins about September and goes through to Easter the following year when people are received into the church at the Easter vigil.   Those interested should contact the parish office.

Charismatic Group

The Townsville Catholic Charismatic group "Yona Shalom" meet every Sunday night at the Ryan Community Centre at 7.00 PM in rooms 1.2.3.     They also run a number of weekend Seminars.  For more information, please visit the  Yona Shalom website

Community Centres

The Ministerial Region of the Good Shepherd has at its core 2  Community Centres - The Ryan Community Centre at  Morindo Drive, Kirwan and the Good Shepherd Community Centre at Allambie Lane, Rasmussen.   Each of these centres are equipped with small chapels where the Eucharist is reserved and are available for private prayer and reflection.     The Community Centres are available for hire to all kinds of community groups. Everything within the centres are on wheels and easily moveable. Many civic functions along with meetings of school, sporting and community groups use our buildings day and night. Five air-conditioned meeting rooms are available for hire at the Ryan Community Centre.  Schools and Community Groups are welcome to stay at the Ryan Community Centre when visiting Townsville. (Please flyer on website)

Ryan Catholic College

Junior Campus (Prep - 4)

44 Golf Links Drive
Kirwan, 4817
Phone: 4755 9900

Ryan Campus

59 Canterbury Road
Kirwan, 4817
Phone: 4773 0100

Mary MacKillop Centre - Kirwan

Phone: 4723 7122


Phone: 4723 1238

Good Shepherd Catholic School

65 Allambie Lane
Rasmussen. 4815
Phone: 4774 0477


Mary MacKillop Centre - Rasmussen

Phone: 4789 2053

St Benedicts Catholic School

890 Dalrymple Road
SHAW 4818

Phone: 4413 2400

Email: Website:


Phone: 4413 2400