Canberra Central Parish, St Brigid & St Patrick Churches
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2 Bancroft Street, Dickson, ACT, 2602
Rev Fr Emil Milat
(02) 6248 5472
Mon - 9.30am to 12.30pm. Wed, Thurs – 9.00am to 1.00pm

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History of Canberra Central Parish

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Parish Newsletters

28 November 2021

Parish Bulletin

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21 November 2021

Parish Bulletin

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Shepherd's Corner



This weekend after our clergy retreat, I am supplying out west in my former parishes of West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo. The current PP Fr Dominic has asked a favour so he can finally get a bit of a holiday down the coast! It will be great to be out west again and to see my former parishioners. Hopefully I will not get washed out! Fr Bernie and retired Bishop Pat will help out Fr Andrew.  I am also giving the advertising of the parish secretary role a bit more time to find the right fit for all concerned. See inside bulletin for more info. Let us keep this in our prayers. Next Thursday will be the current secretary Belle’s last day in the office and the staff and office helpers will have a thank you lunch that week for all the great things she has done in her time here.

God’s Blessings, Fr Em



Welcome to Canberra Central Parish

Up to 160 people are now allowed in St Brigid's and St Patrick's churches. No need to book for Masses, just turn up and sign in using the app and follow the regular Covid precautions: stay home if unwell, sanitise hands, social distancing etc. Masks are optional.

Zoom Masses: due to the good response of parishioners returning to Mass, the Parish Zoom Masses have ended. We refer anyone still wishing to join Mass electronically to the Cathedral Mass broadcast via YouTube, just go to

Christmas Mass Times

The Christmas Masses for Central Canberra & Campbell Parishes are:


Central Canberra             Christmas Eve:  6:00pm, 9:00pm & Midnight – St Brigid’s, Dickson

                                            Christmas Day:  8:00am – St Patrick’s, Braddon

                                                                          9:30am – St Brigid’s, Dickson

                                                                Note: No Vigil Mass on Saturday evening (25/12)                


Campbell                           Christmas Eve:  6:00pm St Thomas More's, Campbell (outdoors, weather permitting,                                                  please bring a chair)
Regular Mass Times 


St Brigid's Church Dickson (open 8am-sunset every day)

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 6pm

Sunday 9:30am

Weekday Masses:

Tuesday to Saturday 9am


St Patrick's Church Braddon

Weekend Mass:
Sunday 8am
Sunday 10am (German Mass)

Weekday Masses:
Tuesday to Friday 12:30pm


St Brigid's: 9:30am-10am on Saturday mornings
                        5:30pm-5:50pm on Saturday (before evening Mass)

St Patrick's: Friday 12 noon 

Pray the Rosary

St Brigid's Church: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:35am


8am-8:30pm every Wednesday, finishing with Benediction at 8:30pm.


We invite everyone to send us their email so we can keep you updated regularly with the bulletin. Please email the parish at

We also recommend the Archdiocesan daily Mass online at this website


First & Second Collections

First Collection - Continue to Contribute

The 'First Collection' is for the parish priest.  The contributions made are deposited into the Central Presbytery Fund from which the clergy are paid their annual stipend of $19,000 per annum.  With social distancing restrictions, parishioners unable to attend services have little opportunity to contribute to the stipend of their parish priest. 

If you would like to continue contributing to the 'First Collection' then you can deposit directly into the Central Presbytery Fund account, Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn.

  • BSB: 062 786
  • No:   000029248
  • Central Presbytery Fund   

Note: Please record your surname and parish name (Central Canberra) in the reference field when you make a transfer to the Central Presbytery Fund account: e.g. 'BLOGGS CANBERRA CENTRAL'.


Second Collection – the parish of St Brigid & St Patrick

 For those who would like to deposit directly to the parish by Electronic Funds Transfer details are-

  • BSB: 062 786
  • No:   000013150
  • Canberra Central (St Brigid & St Patrick Parish) Fund

 Note: Please record your surname and Planned Giving (envelope) number in the reference field when you make a transfer to the Second Collection account (so that your contributions can be recorded and a receipt issued at the end of the financial year): e.g. 'BROWN ENV 111'. If you don't have a planned giving number, contact the office.  

Upcoming Events

Legion of Mary Meetings

Legion of Mary meets on Saturdays at 3pm (note change of time)in the Dickson parish hall or on Zoom. Legionaries are simply Mary's means of action in the world today! Come and join anytime. For further information, contact Sherree on 0407 610 526.

Young Adults (& mature youth) Group

Date: Aug 7 2021

The CRL (Community of the Risen Lord) and the parish young adults meet fortnightly for a social and faith teaching night, following the very popular "The Chosen" film series, based on the life of the disciples called by Jesus. Next meeting 7pm Saturday 7 August in the St Brigid’s . All young adults and older youth most welcome- contact Fr Emil or Bart on for more info. $5 donation for the pizzas!

Meetings will resume after ACT lockdown finishes. 

St Brigid Church Canberra Central Parish
2 Bancroft Street, Dickson ACT 2602
St Patrick Church Canberra Central Parish
Donaldson Street, Braddon ACT 2612

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