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Blackfriars Holy Rosary Parish, Watson
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Blackfriars Parish
Cnr Phillip Avenue & Antill Street, Watson ACT 2602
Fr Kieran Adams (OP)
02 6248 5925
Mon, Tue - Thu, Fri – 9am to 12.30m

Parish News

Christmas Mass Schedule 2017

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Parish Newsletters

17 December 2017

Parish Bulletin

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10 December 2017

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3 December 2017

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Christmas Choir

Choir Practices for Advent and Christmas will held on Monday at 7.30 pm in the church. If you would like to double your joy in the Christmas liturgies, come and

sing with us. There are only six practices.


To supplement the traditional and Australian carols, we will be learning a lovely new Christmas lullaby this year. No musical qualifications needed. We can all sing.

Christmas Mass Schedule

 Monday 18th December ~ Second Rite of Reconciliation will be held at St Brigid’s Church, Dickson 7.00pm

Saturday 23rd December ~ 9.00am Mass. Reconciliation ~ 4.00pm - 4.30pm ~ 5.00pm Vigil

Sunday 24thDecember ~ NO 8.00am Mass ~ 10.00am Reconciliation ~ 5.00pm - 5.30pm

Christmas Eve ~ 6.00pm Children’s Mass ~ 9.30pm Christmas Carols ~ 10.00pm Christmas Night Mass

Monday 25th December Christmas Day ~ 8.00am Mass ~ 10.00am Mass ~ NO 5.00pm Mass

Tuesday 26th through to Friday 29th December ~ 9.00am (only)

Saturday 30thDecember ~ 9.00am Mass ~ 5.00pm Vigil

Sunday 31st December ~ 8.00am Mass ~ 10.00am Mass ~ 5.00pm Mass

Monday 1st January ~ 9.00am

Tuesday 2nd January ~ Masses resume at normal times.

Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas are upon us and the Parish has been planning and preparing for these special seasons for some weeks.


‘O Antiphon’ - One of the ways we can participate during Advent is to pray together at Mass and this Advent, at each Sunday Mass we will add a new element: for the four Sunday’s of Advent we will sing or hear O Come, O Come Emmanuel the final “O” Antiphon. Booklets are available on the exit tables if you would like to read more about the “O” Antiphons.


Advent Wreath’: A second booklet ‘Advent Wreath’ has the readings for each week for the lighting of the Advent wreath candles.  This will be read in two parts with parishioners from the centre isle to the organ reading Part 1 and the centre isle to the confessional reading Part 2 and All reading the final reading.

School of Religion

School of Religion has had another successful year, thanks to the wonderful Catechists who so generously give their time and talents to our Parish children. A very big thank you to Marie and Maryanne Falk, Belle Joseph, Terry Johnson and Anna and Keith Linard for all their efforts in 2017. Thank you also to those ‘behind the scenes’ who support our classes, including Jim Smith, Jacquie Cortese and Michael Fitzgerald.


Classes for our Parish children in Yrs 1 to 6 will resume on Sunday 11 February. Please contact the Parish Office if you have any enquiries.

Upcoming Events

Children's Christmas Mass

Date: Dec 24 2017

The Children’s Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 24th December at 6pm in Holy Rosary Church. Come and be a part of our children’s special Mass to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Children who would like to be involved in this Mass are invited to come and join the celebration. A practice for the Children’s Christmas Eve Mass will be held on Saturday 16th December and Saturday 23rd December at 10am.


To participate, the children must first have a permission note from their parent/s and an assurance that they will be attending this Mass.  It is necessary to practice on both days 16th and 23rd December at 10am, and the children will be required to attend both practices.


Please put your name on the form in the foyer if you would like to be part of the Mass.

Holy Rosary Church
Cnr Phillip Ave and Anthill Street, Watson, ACT, 2602
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