Fr Stephen Bliss OFM is a Franciscan Friar of the Order of Friars
Currently I am enjoying parish ministry at the Ipswich Catholic community. This includes being present and ministering to the local primary and secondary schools in the area. I have previously ministered in parishes throughout Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales. I have also ministered to those in formation (at seminary) and in Administration of the Order. I enjoy school ministry as it is an opportunity to journey with students and staff in their faith and for me to be inspired and challenged by their Gospel living.
I try and follow the simple way that St. Francis of Assisi lived the Gospel of Jesus, and in my life I give witness to the Franciscan values of joy, peace and respect. I am committed to Franciscan Schools Australia and have the desire to help our member schools in whatever way I can through charism and formation support, resources and connections.