St Matthew's & St Vincent's Parish,
South Belconnen
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12 Chewings Street, Page ACT 2614
7 Bindel Street, Aranda ACT 264
Fr Simon Falk
(02) 6254 1827
Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am - 3.30pm

Parish News

Ash Wednesday Reflection - 6 March 2019

By Bishop Pat Power

Statement by Archbishop Christopher Prowse

Regarding sentencing of Cardinal George Pell

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South Belconnen Parish Plenary Council Submission

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Pastoral Message from Archbishop Christopher Prowse

Pastoral Message regarding Cardinal George Pell


Parish Newsletters

24 March 2019

Parish Bulletin

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17 March 2019

Parish Bulletin

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10 March 2019

Parish Bulletin

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3 March 2019

Parish Bulletin

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Baptisms are conducted on the 2nd (at St Matthew's Church) and 4th (St Vincent de Paul church) Sundays at 11.30am with a welcoming Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month.


For information regarding weddings please refer to 'Policies' tab.

Legion of Mary

Legion of Mary Saturdays at St Matthew's Church at10.15am.


Aranda Parish Centre Renovations

The Trustees of the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn have approved an application from the parish to renovate the Parish Centre at Aranda.  This involves an expanded parish meeting area to accommodate both current and future needs, asbestos removal, new kitchen facilities and toilet facilities that meet the standards for disability access as required by planning guidelines for such a centre. In addition a disability access ramp will be constructed for the centre.


Construction work is scheduled to commence shortly and is likely to take approximately three months.  The total project cost including architect fees, engineering cost and final certification costs, painting (which will be done by volunteers) is estimated to be $300,000.  The funds needed for this work can be drawn from our current reserves and we will not need to borrow any money for this project.

Upcoming Events

St Vincent's Primary Fete

Date: Mar 24 2019

Tidying up fever has reached South Belconnen.  Start emptying the cupboards!

If it doesn’t bring you joy, give it away!

Donations to the WHITE ELEPHANT STALL are welcome and can be left in THE BLUE TUB in the St Vincent’s Primary School foyer, or contact Justine Molony ( / 0415 204 174) for collection or to arrange a time to drop them off.  Suitable items include clothing, jewellery, accessories, handbags, kitchenware, platters, plates, cups, mugs, bowls, glasses, craft materials and equipment, hand tools and hardware, stationery, toys, vintage (pre-1980s) tupperware, china, glassware, plastics and homewares.

Please, we cannot accept BOOKS, CDs or DVDs.

First Spiritual Exercises Retreat in the South Belconnen Parish

Inner Peace In Divine Love

29 April - 25 May 2019

This retreat is for: Men and Women; Young and Old; Married or Singles

It is designed for people just like you. The retreat allows you to continue your ordinary daily life with its usual round of going to work, caring for the family or whatever is the shape of your busy life. The retreat will guide your prayer and reflection on life within your daily routine.

The Jesuit giving the retreat will be offering a retreat from the book by Michael Hansen SJ “The First Spiritual Exercises - Four Guided Retreats”. Ideally each retreatant will be able to purchase a copy of the book before the retreat commences. Copies cost $35 each. The Parish Office can provide an electronic copy if needed. There is a brochure and application form in church foyers, on the parish website, Facebook or Twitter. Please request to order a copy of the book or an electronic copy on the application form provided. Applications and book orders must be provided to the South Belconnen Parish Office by 29 March.

For more details contact the Parish Office at or phone 6254 1827.


South Belconnen Youth Mass and Youth Group

With the start of the new school year Youth Ministry is starting up again in South Belconnen!

Inviting all students in year 3-6 to join us for an afternoon of faith, friendship and fun at the first Youth Group and Youth Mass of the year.

Join us outside St Vincent's Church, 7 Bindel Street, Aranda on Saturday 28 April at 4.45pm for youth group (yr 3-6) then come to celebrate the Youth Mass (all ages) at 6pm.

Contact Youth Minister Sarah Larkin for more information at

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