St Joseph's Parish, O'Connor
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61 Boronia Drive, O'Connor ACT 2602
Fr Paul Nulley
(02) 6247 5957

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Upcoming Events

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Holy Hours Cancelled

All Holy Hours will be cancelled this week.  


Hymns for the Solemnity of Christ the King Sunday in Ordinary Time - Vigil Mass 6pm; Sunday Mass 9am

Catholic Worship Book II

#  400 – Hail, Redeemer, King divine!

#  586 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

#  399 – Christ our Lord, the Prince of ages

# 408 – Queen of heav’n, the ocean star

Month of November

November is dedicated to praying for the dead. Our prayers, indulgences gained and masses offered on behalf of the deceased assist them through purgatory to heaven. It is also a month to reflect on our own mortality and the last things: after our death, we will face judgement and will either be found worthy to live with God in heaven or be separated from Him for eternity in hell. This month let us put first things first: the only reason we are on this earth is to prepare for eternity  - Father Paul Nulley 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) meets on Thursdays - 7, 14, 21 and 28 November.

If you interested in becoming a Catholic or knowing what the Church teaches and why, join us.

It is an easy to understand course for all those wishing to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and for those who are preparing for adult Baptism and confirmation. It involves studying the Scripture and Catholic practices and discusses how you can apply these to living your everyday life.

The course is brought to you free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. Drop in and say hello.


RCIA meets weekly every Thursday until Easter 2020.
Parish Centre adjacent to the church

For more information, please contact Alwyn Dantis - 0467 243 363



Plenary Council session at St Joseph's

Help us to discern how we can renew our parish and the Church in Australia. Come to the second of six-monthly sessions during the Plenary Council's second phase, Let's Listen and Discern, where we will discuss the second of six themes:   How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is Inclusive, participatory and synodal?


Wednesday 20th November

Parish Centre adjacent to the church

If you are interested in participating please contact Anna Abraham on 0468 351 839.

For more information about the themes and the process visit  

ACU Formation Day


Register now to be a part of Australian Catholic University's (ACU) Formation Day, Be not afraid: preparing and celebrating sacraments of healing.

Open to the public, this formation day is for pastoral care workers, clergy, hospital chaplains, lay ministers, parishioners and all those who care for the sick.

The forum, led by Dr Jason McFarland and Fr Paul Nulley, will investigate:
What do Catholics believe about Sacraments of Healing? How do Catholics celebrate reconciliation and forgiveness? How do priests, deacons and lay ministers care for the sick? What is Viaticum and how is Communication ministered to the sick?

$60 per person ($30 for ACU staff/ students).
Fee covers morning and afternoon tea, a light lunch, and a handbook on Communion to the sick.

Saturday, 23 November 2019
8:30am - 4:45pm
ACU Watson Campus

Register by
Tuesday 19 November 2019…/Centre-for-Litu…/_Docs/Canberra.pdf

Solemnity of Christ the King – Sunday, 24 November 9:00am mass


Widows Group Lunch

Widows Group lunch will be held on Tuesday, 26 November, 11:00am at the Parish Hall. Come enjoy a day of games, great support and wonderful company.


If you have any questions or are interested in coming along, please contact Kath on 6248 0275.



Feast of St Andrew, Apostle – Saturday, 30 November


Mothers Group – meets fortnightly on Tues.  If you need more information, contact Jess on

0457 166 508 



The parish is looking for more volunteers for the choir. Rehearsal is on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm. 

We are also on the lookout for an organist.

Contact Brian:


O'Connor Parish
61 Boronia Drive, O'Connor ACT 2602
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