St Matthew's & St Vincent's Parish,
South Belconnen
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7 Bindel Street, Aranda ACT 2614
(Parish Office and St. Vincent's Church)

12 Chewings Street, Page ACT 2614
(St. Matthew's Church)
Fr Simon Falk
(02) 6254 1827
Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Special Notices

Archbishop's Letter - Year of the Holy Spirit

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Laudato Si - Reflection March 2023

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These guidelines were finalised in 2022 and will be reviewed in March 2024

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Laudato Si' Action Platform

Invitation to Contribute

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Parish Newsletters

24th September 2023

Parish Bulletin

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20th August 2023

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27th August, 2023

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3rd September 2023

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Parish Vision:

Inspired by our faith in Jesus, we pray, listen, and welcome all as we reach out in service to transform the world.


  Year of the Holy Spirit

Welcome to St. Matthew's and St. Vincent de Paul's Parish!

We are a parish with 2 churches, St. Matthew's Church at Page, and St. Vincent's Church, Aranda. You are always welcome in the parish.

Our regular gatherings are listed here, and we would love to meet you, or see you again!

Mass is celebrated at both churches, and Mass times can be found on the tab to the left of the screen. There are a lot of things you can join and be part of in the parish, there is a place here for everyone.

Let's Catch up!

 1st Sunday of the month - Morning tea after 8:30am Mass

2nd Saturday of the month- drinks and nibbles after 6pm Mass (Postponed until October)

3rd Sunday of the month - Morning tea after 10am Mass 


109th World Day of Migrant and Refugees

This weekend the 109th World Day of Migrant and Refugees, will be commemorated in Australia on Sunday, 24 September 2023. In this year’s World Day for Migrants and Refugees Message, Pope Francis

focuses on the theme, “Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay.”


Our Parish Saints

The feast of St Matthew, also called St. Matthew the Evangelist, St Matthew the Apostle, or Levi, is 21 September. According to Matthew 9:9 and Mark 2:14, Matthew was sitting by the customs house in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee when Jesus called him into his company. Matthew had been employed as a tax collector in the service of Herod Antipas. Tax collectors were notorious for being dishonest, greedy individuals. They would often exploit taxpayers by exacting more than was required by the state and pocketing the difference for themselves. Because of Matthew’s occupation the scribes of the Pharisees criticised Jesus when he was seen eating with Matthew. “While he (Jesus) was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He (Jesus) heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” – Matthew 9:10-13 

Saint Matthew is the patron saint of bookkeepers and bankers.

The feast of St Vincent de Paul is celebrated on 27 September. Vincent de Paul was the third (of six) child of peasant farmers, born in France on 24 April 1581 and died when aged 79 on 27 September 1660. Vincent demonstrated a talent for literacy early in life. At 15, his father sent him to a seminary, managing to pay for it by selling the family's oxen. Vincent de Paul became a  Catholic priest and is primarily recognised for his charity and compassion for the poor, though he is also known for his reform of the clergy and for his early role in opposing Jansenism. After founding the Congregation of the Mission in 1625, Vincent de Paul established in and around Paris the Confraternities of Charity—associations of laywomen who visited, fed, and nursed the sick poor. The wealth of these women, many from noble families, aided him in establishing orphanages and hospitals. With St Louise de Marillac he cofounded the Daughters of Charity (Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul) in 1633, a non cloistered religious institution.


St Vincent de Paul is the patron of all works of charity, horses; hospitals; leprosy; lost articles; prisoners; and spiritual help

Baptisms are celebrated regularly in the parish. 

If you would like to have your child Baptised, please complete the Baptism Details Form which can be found on the "application forms''  tab on the left of the screen. You will also find an introductory letter from Fr. Simon. Baptisms are celebrated at the following times in the parish:

2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30am, St. Matthew's Church, Page

4th Sunday of the month at 11:30am, St. Vincent's Church, Aranda

Women's Prayer/Sharing Groups

If you are looking for an avenue of prayer and sharing the faith journey with a group of friends online or face to face then contact us:

"Call to Connect" catholic women’s' ministry can help you with free Starter Kits. More information here available at


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7 Bindel Street, Aranda ACT 2614
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