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

Special Notices


Guidelines for the Archdiocese

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Caring for God’s creation

Dialogue on Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter on the Environment

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New Archdiocesan Face Mask & Other Requirements for Indoor Church gatherings

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Timetable: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday & easter Sunday

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Parish Newsletters


Feast of Christ the King

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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32nd Snday in Ordinary Time

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Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mass Times & Important Parish News

  • Weekday Mass Times (Max. 25 persons)            Sunday Mass Times (Max. 100 persons)         
  • TUES & THUR - 8:00AM                       
    WED  &  FRI                          -    5:30PM                   SATURDAY   -   5:00pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday)                  
    FRIDAY (Dominican Rite) -  12:30PM                    
    SATURDAY                            -    9:00AM                  SUNDAY       -   8:00am,   10:00am,   5:00pm

  • Bookings are no longer required to attend Sunday Mass. You must still 'sign in'.
    Parish Bulletin Available for Download on Left Side Column.

    ***** Holy Hour - Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament *****

Every Tuesday 12 Noon to 1:00pm Holy Rosary Church will be open for an hour of Prayer and Adoration. Parishioners are invited come to pray, for your needs & for the Parish generally.

*****' Walking Together'  -  Parish Small Group Advent Program *****

To prepare ourselves for Christmas, during the 4 weeks of Advent, Holy Rosary will run the Archdiocesan 'Walking Together'  in the Parish Hall ... Tues evenings 7:30 to 9:00 from 23 Nov. 

Please sign up for the program at Masses on 20'21 November

Archbishop Christopher introduces 'Advent Program' 2021

St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal

Our Vinnies Conference will hold a Christmas Appeal at masses on the weekend of 27 and 28 November.  Donation buckets and an eftpos machine will be available during masses on that weekend for your donations.  If you are unable to donate at masses on that weekend, you can donate online or in-person at branches of the Commonwealth Bank.

To donate on-line (internet banking):  use BSB: 062786; Account no: 14760; Account name: St Vincent de Paul Society.  When completing the online description fields, enter your name, our Conference Code which is Watson or 416 and the Appeal Name which is Christmas Appeal.

To donate at a Commonwealth Bank branch: use BSB: 062902; Account no: 00903419; Account name: Catholic Development Fund Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn;  Conference Name and Agency Code: Watson, 416; and Appeal name - Christmas.  For a cash deposit at the bank, only the agency code is necessary for attribution to Watson Conference.

***** Parish School of Religion - Volunteers Needed for 2022 *****

Parish School of Religion:  Prepares children attending non-Catholic schools for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.
WHEN: From 9:00am to 9:50AM on about 20 Sundays per year. 
QUALIFICATIONS: A love of the Catholic Faith - You do not need to be a School Teacher or Theologian to take this on.  Good teaching resources are available. Mentors are available.
CLASS SIZE: Typically 3 to 6 – really great kids.
REMUNERATION: "Come ... blessed by my Father, Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world ... just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ 
URGENCY: Due to illness, Rosary is now down to 2 ‘teachers’; we desperately need volunteers for 2022.

Contribution to Financial Support of Rosary Parish 

Parish Finances were seriously hit during the 'Covid 19 Shutdown'. If you are able. please contribute, either through one-off donations or automatic periodic donations. There are now two methods (in addition to donating at Mass via the Collection Boxes or 'Tap & Go' Credit/Debit CardMachine ($10 donation per swipe)

1.  Use Archdiocesan, Commonwealth Bank secured, Bpoint payment page (accepts Credit Card)

*** LINK TO COMMBANK -BPOINT Payment Page ***

2. Set up (automatic or one-off) deduction from Bank Account; Note: You can cancel this at any time.
"First Collection" - Priests' Stipend:
Bank Details – Account Name:   Dominican Fathers Watson
BSB:    083 347     A/C:    973105044    Reference:    Name - Donation Amount per Week
"Second Collection" - Planned Giving:
 Bank details – Account Name:  Blackfriars Parish Watson
 BSB:   062786    A/C :   000013341   Reference:  Name  --- Donation Amount per Week    or
  Reference:   Name  - Planned Giving Number (If currently contributing)


Upcoming Events

ADULT ALPHA - New Series Starting Soon - Expressions of Interest to Parish Office

ALPHA is an adventure over 11 weeks exploring the meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything ---  CHRISTIANITY --- in a friendly, open and informal environment.

Each Sunday afternoon we start with afternoon tea, followed by exploring a different topic each week, through a 20 minute video, followed by small group meetings for sharing and asking questions.  Totally non-judgmental ... ask whatever concerns you about religion. 

It's a fantastic and safe place to meet people, build relationships and discover new things about our faith. Everyone is welcome, no cost, and its an ideal place to invite people new to the faith, or those who have become disillusioned and haven't been near a church for years.

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

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