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 Trenton Van Reesch - Administrator; Fr Norvin Dias - Assistant Priest
(02) 6239 9846
8.30am-12.15pm, 12.45pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri

Parish News

School of Religion - Confirmation

Letter to Parents

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School of Religion - First Holy Communion program

Letter to Parents

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School of Religion - Reconciliation program

Letter to Parents

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Weddings

Weddings at the Cathedral

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Parish Newsletters

Bulletin

19 January 2020

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Bulletin

12 Jan 2020

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Bulletin

5 Jan 2020

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Bulletin

29 Dec 2019

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Reconcilation

St Christopher's Cathedral: Wednesday 11.30am-12.00pm, Thursday 6.00pm-6.30pm,  and Saturday 11.00am-12.00pm

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

Baptisms

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

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

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Upcoming Events

AS BUSHFIRES RAGE – PRAY VIGILS

 

Our prayers of sadness and grief for those who are suffering these horrific fires, and too for those who have died, are always tempered by the hope that we bear as Christians. The consolation and love promised us by Jesus is a beacon of hope to all those who suffer. Let us join in prayer and solidarity with all those who are suffering, all those who are hoping, and all those who have already lost so much. We pray for the sweet fall of rain to quench our dry land and the fires which threaten so much and so many. Our Lord teaches us that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.

 

Hear our prayers, O God, for the efforts to quench the fires that rage in our land,

And, sustaining our spirits, keep us graciously

from all harm

And give success to the work of our hands.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son...

 

We will be gathering at Saint Christopher’s Cathedral from 3-5pm on Sundays in January to pray for all those affected by these fires and for relief.


Concert

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne from Germany will perform Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 8 pm in St. Christopher’s Cathedral in Forrest.

 

Tickets available at Ticketmaster, Tel. 136 100, www.ticketmaster.com.au or tickets at the door (cash sales only) one hour prior to the concert.


St Christopher's Sacramental Program with the School of Religion for 2020

Dates for 2020

Confirmation program starts 27 April 2020.  Confirmation Mass celebrated on Wednesday 27 May at 5.30pm.

First Reconciliation program starts 15 June 2020.  First Reconciliation Liturgy on Wednesday 29 July at 6pm.

First Holy Communion program starts 17 August 2020.  First Holy Communion Mass celebrated on Sunday 20 September 2020 at 11am.

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St Christopher's Cathedral Parish provides 3 programs for school children to prepare for the Sacraments:  First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  These are taught by catechists over a number of weeks for children who either lives within our parish (Barton, Causeway, Deakin, Forrest, Fyshwick, Griffith, Kingston, Manuka, Parkes, Red Hill, Yarralumla) or attend school in these suburbs.

All children receiving these sacraments must first be Baptised.  Children receive the sacraments in this order and school class year:

1st. First Reconciliation in Year 3

2nd. First Holy Communion in Year 4

3rd. Confirmation in Year 6

The Sacraments must be prepared for and received in that order.

Classes are held on Monday evenings, 6pm-7.30pm at St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Cnr of Weston and Loch Streets, Yarralumla.  Below you will see the dates for each program.  You can download each programs 'Letter to Parents' which includes the dates.  You will find this under Parish News menu.  Also download the Enrolment form to complete and send back to the parish office.

For more information contact the Parish Office on 6239 9846.  

First Reconciliation Program for 2020

Date

Time

Event

Location

Mon 17 June 2019

6-7.30pm

Information evening and Class #1

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 24 June 2019

6-7.30pm

Class #2 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 1 July 2019

6-7.30pm

Class #3 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

School holidays

 

 

 

Mon 22 July 2019

6-7.30pm

Class #4 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 29 July 2019

6-7.30pm

Class #5 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

 

 

Mon 5 Aug 2019

6-7.30pm

First Reconciliation

St Peter Chanel’s Church

 

First Holy Communion for 2020


Date

Time

Event

Location

Mon 17 Aug 2020

6-7.30pm

Information evening and Class #1

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 24 Aug 2020

6-7.30pm

Class #2 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 31 Aug 2020

6-7.30pm

Class #3 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 7 Sept 2020

6-7.30pm

Class #4 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 14 Sept 2020

6-7.30pm

Rehearsal

St Christopher’s Cathedral

Sun 20 Sept 2020

11am

First Eucharist Mass

St Christopher’s Cathedral

 

 

Confirmation for 2020

Date

Time

Event

Location

Mon 27 Apr 2020

6-7.30pm

Information evening and Class #1

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 4 May 2020

6-7.30pm

Class #2 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 11 May 2020

6-7.30pm

Class #3 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 18 May 2020

6-7.30pm

Class #4 and Family Group Activity

St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Yarralumla

Mon 25 May 2020

6-7.30pm

Reconciliation & Rehearsal

St Christopher’s Cathedral

Wed 27 May 2020

5.30-6.30pm

Confirmation Mass

St Christopher’s Cathedral

 

 

 

 


VESPERS

Sung Vespers will be sung by the Cathedral Choir on the following dates during 2020 on the first Sunday of the month (except July) after the 5.30pm, starting at 6.30pm.  

All welcome to join with the choir in prayer and song.

  • 2 February 2020
  • 1 March 2020
  • 5 April 2020
  • 3 May 2020
  • 7 June 2020
  • NOT IN JULY
  • 2 August 2020
  • 6 September 2020
  • 4 October 2020
  • 1 November 2020
  • 6 December 2020
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