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

Parish News

History of Canberra Central Parish

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Parish Newsletters

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Parish Bulletin

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16 February 2020

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Shepherd's Corner

Next weekend we have two very significant events for the parish. First four candidates for baptisms and/or full reception into the Catholic Church will be part of the Rite of Election at the cathedral where Archbishop Christopher will enrol their names into the book of the elect.  We will be meeting them in the parish during Lent for the “scrutinies”- more on this next week.

Second, the MenAlive weekend will be held in the parish Hall Dickson, the registrations are coming in now. I hope to show the DVD promote this weekend after the personal testimonies by Frank and Brad the last few weeks. Please keep it in your prayers and encourage the men you know to come at least to the  morning session. We find once a man is there he senses the power of men praying together!


God’s Blessing, Fr Em


Sacrament of Reconciliation

St Brigid's - Saturday 9.30am to 10.00am.

St Patrick's - Friday 12.00pm to 12.30pm.

Adult RCIA- discerning full initiation into the Catholic Church

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program is held each Tuesday 7-8pm in Dickson Parish Office (next to St Brigid's Church), until Easter, for those wishing to know more about becoming Catholic or completing their initiation Sacraments (eg Confirmation). Anyone who would like to support others in their journey or even just refresh/deepen their faith knowledge is also warmly welcome to attend.

Twelve Hours for the Lord: Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday

12 Hours Eucharistic Adoration (8am-8pm ) in St Brigid’s Dickson is held each Wednesday. Roster details can be found in the Dickson foyer. All welcome to come and spend some time with Jesus in the Eucharist. Many graces will flow upon us this year from this vital prayer intercession ministry.

Upcoming Events

Men Alive Weekend

Saturday 29th February & Sunday morning 1st March, Dickson.

The MenAlive weekend is fast approaching! An opportunity for men to explore what makes them feel fully alive. Come and hear testimonies from ordinary men and enjoy hospitality, discussion and time out to reflect on your life journey.

The purpose of menAlive is to bring men together, to renew their faith in God and to encourage them to become an active force within the Church. Through a variety of events and programs, men are invited to explore what God would want for their lives and how they might come to experience the fullness of life that God wants for us all.    

To register, contact Fr Emil 0414523036 or Najib Raya 0439581204

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Special Teaching Days on the New & Divine Holiness

After the successful Seminar the next prayer afternoon will be Sunday 8 March in Parish Hall Dickson 2 Bancroft St. For more information, please see Fr Emil.

Lenten Groups 2020

 There will be two planning meetings for the Lenten groups. The first one will be on Friday 28th February 10am; the second led by Fr Emil at 7:30pm Thursday 5 March. At these meetings, we will plan the following meeting schedule. Both in the Dickson parish hall. 

We are using the excellent Wollongong Lenten Course. A few copies are available in the parish office or contact the Catholic Bookshop Manuka.


Jamberoo Pilgrimage

Jamberoo Benedictine Abbey Parish Pilgrimage: Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th March. A great way to receive the graces of Lent. Limited spaces. More information can be found in the attached flyer, or see Fr Emil.

Visit of Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux and Her Parents

The relics of the much-loved French Carmelite Saint, Thérèse of Lisieux (often known as ‘The Little Flower’), are coming to Canberra in March, along with the relics of her recently canonised parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin. From 9am-11am on Friday 27 March, the relics will be at Merici College in Braddon. Following this, a pilgrimage to St Patrick’s, Braddon, will take place. The relics will be present at St Patrick’s for veneration between 11:30am and 1pm on that day (Mass at 12:30pm).

The full itinerary of the relics is on the Catholic Voice website.

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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