St Benedict's Parish, Narrabundah ACT
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Corner Sturt Ave & Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah ACT 2604
Fr Rembert Fernando MGL
(02) 6239 6772 (if you require a priest in an emergency); (02) 6295 7879
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 1pm





Preparing for baptism may involve attending an interview with a priest as well as organising your paperwork and arranging a date that suits the people who will be sharing the day with you. We suggest that you book for baptism at least two months before the date you want so all the preparations can be made. However, if you are likely to have logistical issues that take time to sort out (e.g. you have records in another Diocese or country), three months minimum would be a safer choice. If the preparations haven't been completed, we regret that we can't guarantee to conduct the baptism.


We are flexible with baptismal dates and times however they have to be confirmed by the Parish Priest, Fr Rembert.


We can’t guarantee that all times will be available: this would need to be discussed with the celebrant. Also, we prefer not to have more than 2  children involved for baptism during Mass for logistical reasons.


If you would like a celebrant other than Father Rem, Fr Baiju or Fr Chris Eaton to conduct the baptism, this would need to be agreed to by Father Rem.

As baptism is a celebration within, and shared by, the parish faith community, we ask that you bring your child to a Mass (either the 6.00pm Vigil on Saturday evening, the 9.00am on Sunday or the 6.00pm on Sunday) during the month before the baptism to be presented to the parish. You just need to arrive a little early and let the priest know that you are there for the presentation.


The first formal step in the baptism process is registering with us (which includes selecting your date). Although the administration of the Sacrament of Baptism is completely free, it is customary to give the priest or deacon a gift as an expression of gratitude to him for his time and involvement and to also financially help our parish. As many parents ask how much is customary we suggest the amount of $75 which would be very much appreciated. This amount covers administrative expenses as well as the gift to the priest involved with the Baptism. We accept registration and payment via the secure Qkr! by Masterpass App. It’s an app that you can download for your phone, from the App store or Google Play:

·                     Type in St Benedict’s Parish Narrabundah. Make sure you select the Parish rather than the School (the Parish account has a little icon of St Benedict). 

·                     On the menu, select Parish Payments, then the second tab across the top Sacramental and then Baptism. This is where you will commit to pay the stipend.

·                     Once you commit to pay, you will be taken to the registration form to fill in.  

Your payment will be recorded within your app wallet for easy reference at a later date and your Mastercard or Visa Card details are stored with the security of Masterpass (not on your phone) for ready access when making payment.


If you don’t have a smart phone you can still access Qkr! through a web based version . You will need to set up in the same way as the phone app.

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation is next scheduled in 2023

First Eucharist

First Eucharist will next be celebrate in 2023.


In our parish Confirmation is celebrated every 2 years. It is next due in 2023.



Re-issue of Certificates

Under Canon Law the only registers parishes are required to keep are for the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Holy Orders.

Please note that the Parish will be charging $15 to re-issue certificates of Baptism and Confirmation for school enrolments.

if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office on 6295 7879 or

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