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

20 September 2020

Parish Bulletin

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13 September 2020

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6 September 2020

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30 August 2020

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Shepherd's Corner



The Romans Bible study went really well, those participating showed the great insight that studying God’s Word gives.  All welcome to join this Tuesday- see notice above.

Speaking of resources, there is a great RCIA DVD resource I would love to buy for the parish but it costs $500- if anyone can help with the purchase please contact the Parish Office or myself or put the donation in an envelope in the collections.

Finally our combined parish prayer and cuppa with the Archbishop is on this Wednesday night at Campbell. All welcome, we can fit 90 people. God’s blessing, Fr Em



Welcome to Canberra Central Parish

Sunday Masses have resumed. Maximum 90 attendees in St Brigid's Church and 80 attendees in St Patrick's. Booking is not required - just sign in on arrival. 


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

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 6pm

Sunday 9:30am

Weekday Masses:

9am Mass Tuesday to Saturday 


St Patrick's Church Braddon

Sunday Mass 8am
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 (very limited due to social distancing) 


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

MenAlive: National Catholic Men's Gathering Part 3, Sunday 20 September

Join the parish MenAlive group to continue watching the sessions from the National Catholic Men's Gathering over a coffee. We will meet on Sunday 20 September at 10:30am (straight after Mass) in the Dickson parish centre. We will take coffee orders from the local Dickson cafes finishing with lunch. All men welcome. The aim of the sessions is to inspire and encourage all Catholic men with a vision for personal discipleship, service and mission in the family, parish, diocese and world.  

Bible Study on the Book of Romans: Continues Tuesday 22 September

All are welcome to join a new Bible Study group on the Book of Romans. Romans reveals that salvation is not merely the removal of a guilty verdict; it's about entering into Christ's life, death and resurrection and sharing in his divine life. Frs Emil & Josh will use the DVD Great Adventure Bible series via Zoom. ID: 648 6731 697. Continues Tuesday 22 September at 7:30pm.

Public Rosary Gatherings: Wednesday 7 October and Sunday 11 October

There are two upcoming gatherings to pray the Rosary in the city centre. On Wednesday 7 October, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, at 2pm there will be a Rosary and prayers outside the Canberra Legislative Assembly to pray for the ACT election. All welcome as we ask Our Lady to intercede, as she has so often in church history when Christianity has been under threat.

This year's Public Square Rosary will be held on Sunday 11 October at 2pm in the city, near Garema Place. It was a great success last year!

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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