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 Warrick Tonkin - 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


24 June 2018

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17 June 2018

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10 June 2018

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3 June 2018

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St Christopher's Cathedral: Wednesday 12.45pm, 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.


Plenary Council 2020 -2021

The Catholic Bishops of Australia, after much prayer and discernment have decided to hold a Plenary Council in 2020/2021.  This will only be the fifth such Council in the history of the Church in Australia. Details concerning the origin, the process and who may be involved can be found on the Plenary Council’s website –  An event, such as the Plenary Council, has international significance.  

As a result, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has issued the following statement to the Australian Church: “I extend cordial greetings and prayerful good wishes as the Catholic community in Australia joins in prayer at this time to launch the immediate preparations for the forthcoming 2020 Plenary Council. Upon all taking part in the preparatory process, I invoke the Holy Spirit’s gifts of wisdom, harmony and openness to the Lord’s will for the future of his pilgrim Church in the country. It is my hope that through patient dialogue and faith-filled discernment, the conciliar journey will confirm the Catholics in Australia in a spirit of fraternal unity and missionary discipleship, thus enabling them to be a leaven of holiness, justice and reconciliation in today’s rapidly changing society. As a pledge of the sustaining grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I willingly impart my Apostolic Blessing.” FRANCISCUS PP

Catechist Volunteers

Young Adults – are you interested in sharing and teaching your faith to young people?  The parish is currently seeking young adults who would like to help as catechists, preparing primary school children to receive their sacraments. 

It is on Tuesday from 5.30-7pm for 6 weeks per term. If you are interested please contact 

Planned Giving Donations

Please ensure your payments towards Planned Giving is up to date prior to the end of this Financial Year.  Our last banking date for 2017/18 Financial Year is the weekend of 23/24 June.  No money given after this date will be included in your Tax Receipt for this Financial  Year. 

Upcoming Events

Sung Vespers with the Cathedral Choir, Sunday 6.30pm on the following dates:

  • 5 August 2018
  • 9 September 2018
  • 14 October 2018
  • 2 December 2018

Sacramental Program for 2018 - School of Religion

Date: Jun 21 2018

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - St Christopher’s Cathedral Parish Sacrament of First Holy Communion Program, 2018 starts Monday 30 July, 5.30pm-7pm at St Peter Chanel’s Parish Room, Cnr of Weston and Loch Streets, Yarralumla.  This is for Year 4 students or older who live in Barton, Causeway, Deakin, Forrest, Fyshwick, Griffith, Kingston, Manuka, Parkes, Red Hill, Yarralumla or attend school in these suburbs.  Children must have received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation prior to First Holy Communion.  The celebration of the Sacrament will take place in St Christopher's Cathedral on Sunday 9 September 2018 at 11am.  Please find the Letter to Parents for more information under PARISH NEWS, Confirmation Program.  The Enrolment form is found in Application Forms.


Plenary Council - 2020/2021 - Listening Sessions

Date: Jun 19 2018
In beginning our journey towards the 2020 Plenary Council, the key task is listening: listening to God speaking in our own hearts and genuinely listening to one another, for every person has a share in God’s wisdom. 
To facilitate this first phase there will be two Listening Sessions in Canberra. These sessions will be an opportunity for all Catholics, both those deeply engaged and at peace with the Church and those marginalized, vulnerable or distant from the Church, to speak what is in their minds and in their hearts. 
Our Listening Sessions in Canberra will be held at 10:00-11:30am and 7:00-8:30pm on Tuesday 19th June at Eastlakes Football Club, Gungahlin. The second opportunity will be at 10:00-11:30am and 7:00-8:30pm on Thursday 21st June at Eastlakes Football Club, Kingston
The Focus Question for the Listening Sessions is – What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? 
Please be assured that everyone is most welcome at these sessions. Further details concerning the Plenary Council Preparatory Process will be explained at the Listening Sessions and through the Council’s website, which is 
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