Frequently Asked Questions

Who is The Catholic Guy?
Bruce Downes became known as ‘The Catholic Guy’ after doing a number of widely successful presentations and events around Australia. His presentations whether on television or in writing will uplift, inform and challenge you to move to a higher level of faith and life. With his wife Rosemary, their five children, and The Catholic Guy Impact Centres, Bruce seeks to present the Church and the Gospel in ways that are relatable to today’s world.

Who is The Catholic Guy Ministry?
The Catholic Guy Ministry is a group of people who are passionate about finding ways to reach people and proclaim God to them so that their lives would be changed by God’s personal love for them. People who serve in The Catholic Guy Ministry live in parishes, serve in other Catholic ministries and belong to various Catholic communities. There are many team members who belong to Impact Catholic Ministry.

What is a The Catholic Guy Impact Centre/Community?
Impact is the community of The Catholic Guy. This is a community that exists to reach those who do not connect with the Church, so that they come into an ever deepening relationship with Jesus Christ, through the building of Parish and Church communities that people love to attend.

How does Impact fit into the Catholic Church?
The Catholic Guy Impact Community is an Ecclesial community that is under the authority of the local Bishop in each area. All the core members of Impact belong and contribute to their local Catholic parishes. There are always a number of service and event attenders who are still on their individual faith journeys back to regular church attendance. Impact is one Church family in multiple locations. We are currently located in Perth, Western Australia and Sydney, New South Wales, with more sites planned in the near future.

What do we do?
Impact conducts Sunday services and events designed to be a first step for people that are disconnected from traditional Church and for commited Catholics who are looking to take  their faith to a deeper level.

When do we meet?
Each Sunday at 11am we hold a Catholic prayer and teaching service.

Who can come?
Anyone is welcome to attend our service and we would love for you and your family to come and be our guests at any time.

Where do we meet?
The Chapel at Chisholm Catholic College, 1104 Beaufort St Bedford. Carpark off Beaufort Place cul-de-sac.

How long is a Sunday service?
Each service goes for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, but there is always time before and after to meet people. After the service you can enjoy a hot beverage and some great food.

What happens in a service?
A service usually begins with a time of prayer through music, followed by an inspirational talk about life and faith. The service is designed to help people grow closer to God and to equip them in living out their faith. We utilise modern and contemporary forms of music, presentation and media to present the gospel and strive to incorporate an authentic community experience into all our activities.

Can my children come?
Yes! We know your kids and their experience of faith is important to you. That’s why we strive to put together great programs just for the little people in your life. We cater for children aged 2 to 12 years. Our Impact Kids programs focus on presenting a safe and fun environment at an age appropriate level for your children.