Welcome - Parishes of St Francis & St Joseph

The parishes of St Francis and St Joseph are in the care of the Franciscan Friars.
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Paul Ghanem ofm is the Parish Priest of both parishes. He is assisted by Piotr Rzucidlo ofm. The other members of the Paddington and Edgecliff Franciscan communities are Pax Scarf ofm, Phil Miscamble ofm, Joe Lu ofm and David Leary ofm.

At St Francis morning tea is served after the 8:30am Mass on the last Sunday of the month. All are welcome.

A Double Bay Community mass is celebrated in the Uniting Church Chapel (Corner of Cross St and Transvaal Ave) 8:45am each Sunday morning.

If you are interested in the rich history of our parishes and their beautiful church buildings, read up on the history of our parishes. 

We extend a warm welcome to visitors to join us in the Eucharist and in all our community activities.

  • We are a welcoming, inclusive, community-based congregation that seeks to reflect the charism of St Francis and St Clare
  • Visitors are especially welcome to celebrate in the Franciscan tradition
  • There is a rich choice of various Mass times including the Saturday Vigil Mass, weekday Masses and Communion services
  • The St Francis Choir draws on the rich musical heritage and liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church.
  • We have many opportunities to volunteer in our parish communities: From involvement in the liturgy to active outreach and advocacy for the disadvantaged and homeless. See our opportunities to volunteer here.
  • Scriptural and theological lectures are an important part of parish life.
  • St Francis of Assisi Regional Primary School at Paddington, an important part of the parish community, provides education for years K - 6
  • Albert Court is an Aged Care Facility next to St Joseph's Church at Edgecliff.
  • The parishes supports St Francis Social Services