Our Staff

Fr Wrex Woolnough

Parish Priest

Fr Wrex Woolnough is the Parish Priest of St Ignatius Parish.  He is responsible for the pastoral care of the parish and St Ignatius Primary School, Toowong.

An accomplished Theologian, Fr Wrex spent many years forming men for the priesthood at Banyo Seminary.  Ordained in 1972, Fr Wrex has worked in various roles in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, which included 17 years as Parish Priest at Caboolture.  He continues to apply his great knowledge and experience through his inspiring weekly homilies.

E: woolnoughw@bne.catholic.net.au     M: 0402 049 017

Monica Florence

Parish Secretary

Monica provides key administrative support within the parish including safeguarding. She prepares and distributes our newsletter each Friday. Monica coordinates weddings in the parish and would love to hear from any bride or groom wanting to plan their wedding

E: toowong@bne.catholic.net.au     P: 3870 7818

Dr Anthony Young

Music Director

Dr. Anthony Young is the Director of Music at St. Ignatius Parish Toowong. He coordinates the music for the parish liturgies and leads the choirs at St Ignatius Church. Anthony assists with the preparation of key liturgical events for Christmas and Easter.

In his daytime job, he is the Head of Classroom Music at St. Laurence’s College in South Brisbane.

E: toowong@bne.catholic.net.au

Kaylene Perissinotto

Parish Safeguarding Representative

Kaylene promotes safeguarding messages and keeps the parish informed about safeguarding practices and initiatives in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.  She is available to assist with any safeguarding questions, concerns, disclosures, incidents or complaints.

E: lsr.toowong@bne.catholic.net.au

Pastoral Council

Louise Wellington – Chairperson

Stan Sielaff – Deputy Chair

Council members

  • Robyn Emerson
  • Ben Goodison
  • Patrick Rident-Tiercelet
  • Mostyn Yong
  • Mary Anne Paddock
  • Charles Costello

Ex Officio Members

  • Fr Wrex Woolnough – Parish Priest
  • Duncan Maitland – School Principal

The Parish Pastoral Council meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm.

Finance & Development Committee

David Slater – Chairperson

Committee members

  • Fr Wrex Woolnough – Parish Priest
  • Bill Tucker
  • Anne Forbes
  • Bernard Rush
  • Simon Mitchell

The Finance and Development Committee meets (approx.) every 6 weeks throughout the year. Membership is by invitation from the Parish Priest.

The Building Maintenance & Property Development group is a sub-committee of the Finance and Development CommitteeThis committee deals with the current and future plans for parish buildings and property maintenance and development.  Membership is by invitation from the Parish Priest. Meetings are held regularly throughout the year.