St Christopher's Cathedral Parish
(incorporating St Peter Chanel's Church, Weston Street, Yarralumla)
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Parish Office, Ground floor, 55 Franklin Street Forrest ACT 2603, Australia
Most Rev. Christopher Prowse DD. STD.; Fr Andrew Lotton - Acting Administrator
(02) 6239 9846
8.30am-12.15pm, 12.45pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri

Parish News

First Holy Communion Program

Letter to Parents

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Weddings at the Cathedral

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First Reconciliation Program

Letter to Parents

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Letter to parents 2018 program

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Parish Newsletters


21 April 2019

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14 April 2019

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7 April 2019

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31 March 2019

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St Christopher's Cathedral: Wednesday 11.30am, Thursday 6.00pm,  and Saturday 11.00am

St Peter Chanel's Church: Tuesday 6.00pm and Saturday 5.15pm


St Christopher's Cathedral: second and fourth Sundays at 12.30pm.

St Peter Chanel's Church: Third Sunday at 10.30am.


Upcoming Events

St Christopher's Cathedral Parish 2019 Sacramental Program

Date: Apr 1 2019

St Christopher's Cathedral Parish conducts a School of Religion Program each year for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.  These programs are for children who live in Barton, Causeway, Deakin, Forrest, Fyshwick, Griffith, Kingston, Manuka, Parkes, Red Hill, Yarralumla or attend school in these suburbs.

First Reconciliation is the first sacrament received for a Baptised child in Year 3 or above.

First Eucharist is received after First Reconciliation has been received for a Baptised child in Year 4 or above.

Confirmation is received after First Eucharist has been received for a Baptised child in Year 5/6 or above.

Each Sacrament is prepared for in separate programs which run for 6 weeks.  The following are the dates for the three Sacraments for 2019:

Confirmation Program starts 1 April 2019 and the Confirmation Mass is on Wednesday, 5 June, 6pm at the Cathedral.

First Reconciliation Program starts 17 June 2019 and the First Reconciliation Sacrament is on 5 August, 6pm at St Peter Chanel's Church, Yarralumla.

First Eucharist Program starts 12 August 2019 and the First Eucharist Mass is on 22 September, 6pm at the Cathedral.

The 6 weeks of classes for each program are on at 6.00pm-7.3pm at St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Cnr of Weston and Loch Streets, Yarralumla.   For more information, click on the link under PARISH NEWS for the relevant Sacrament Letter to Parents and Enrolment form is found in the main MENU - Application Forms on or call the Cathedral Parish office on 6239 9846.



Date: May 19 2019

Sung Vespers and Benediction with the Cathedral choir starting at 6.30pm.  Vespers is the evening prayer service comprising chanted psalms, prayers and the Magnificat.  Durations approximately 30 minutes.  A Calm and prayerful way to end your Sunday.

Dates during 2019:

19 May

9 June

11 August

2019 Easter Services for St Christopher's Cathedral Parish

Date: Mar 20 2019

2019 Easter Services


St Christopher’s Cathedral

cnr of Canberra Ave and Furneaux St., Forrest


Chrism Mass, 7.30pm, 15 April

Second Rite of Reconciliation (Confessions), 7.30pm, 16 April

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7.30pm, 18 April

Good Friday, The Lord’s Passion, 3pm, 19 April

Easter Vigil, 7.30pm, 20 April

Easter Sunday Masses, 8am, 11am and 5.30pm, 21 April



St Peter Chanel’s Church

cnr of Weston and Loch Sts., Yarralumla


Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, 10am, 19 April

Easter Sunday Mass, 9.30am, 21 April

St Christopher's Catheral Parish Office
Ground Floor 55 Franklin Street Forrest ACT 2603
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