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
(02) 6239 9846
8.30am-12.15pm, 12.45pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri

Parish News


Weddings at the Cathedral

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First Holy Communion Program

Letter to Parents

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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


22 Sept 2019

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15 Sept 2019

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8 Sept 2019

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25 August 2019

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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


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.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

Date: Jul 5 2019

Gaze at God while He gazes at you.


Weekly on Fridays, 5-6pm in the Cathedral Chapel.

Holy Hour and Benediction

Date: Jul 12 2019

1st Thursday of the month - 7.00pm-8.00pm in the Cathedral Chapel.

This is an opportunity and invitation for young people to pray for and discern vocations to priesthood and religious life.

Followed by a cuppa in the Haydon Hall from 8.00pm-9.00pm.

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