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


Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

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30th Sunday in ordinary Tome

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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  • Weekday Mass Times (Max. 25 persons)               Sunday Mass Times (Max. 100 persons)         
  • TUESDAY - 8:00AM                  (Booking via 'Try Booking' Essential - See below)       
    WEDNESDAY - 8:00AM                  SATURDAY   -   5:00pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday) 
    THURSDAY -    8:00AM 
    FRIDAY (Dominican Rite) -  12:30PM                   SUNDAY       -   8:00am,   10:00am,   5:00pm  
    FRIDAY - 5:30PM
    SATURDAY                            -    9:00AM


  • It is essential to book each week for Saturday Vigil & Sunday Masses
    Once 100 bookings are reached, no further parishioners will be allowed in the Church

    "Try Booking" Link: 6th / 7th November:- (To be advised)

  • Office bookings will only be available to parishioners who DO NOT have access to computer. 
    Bookings CLOSE on the Thursday 6.00pm for Trybooking and Thursday 12.30pm for office bookings. 
    NO bookings will be taken after the closing times.

  • 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Download Parish Bulletin (on Left Side)
    Contains Sunday Readings, Spiritual Reflections from our Parish Priest & Parish News.

***** Holy Hour - Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament *****
(Every Tuesday from 19 Oct --- Note 25 persom max.)

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.

Problems Communicating With Parish Office Phone Number: 02-6248 5925

Parishioners who have had difficulty over past months contacting the Office on 6248 5925 when using a landline please contact Jim on 0448 737 700.

*****Parish School of Religion - Volunteers Needed for 2021*****

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 30 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.

Parish Financial Support - Sunday Collection Plates

To minimise health risks, the First & Second Collection Plates are no longer passed from hand to hand during Mass. Instead, there are collection boxes at the Church entrance. Please leave your donation there.

Alternatively, use the Credit Card Machine ($10 donation per swipe)

Contribute to Financial Support of Rosary Parish 

Parish Finances have been seriously hit during the 'Covid 19 Shutdown'. We ask those who are able, to contribute, either through one-off donations or automatic periodic donations. There are now two methods (in addition to donating at Mass via the Collection Plates):

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

On Care for Our Common Home - NOTE THIS DIALOGUE CONTINUES VIA ZOOM - Contact Roger Paul (Details below) to Join

Pope Francis' Encyclical:  Laudato Si’ is available at 

Registration:  Booking through TryBooking (either all 8 sessions or session-by-session) is preferred:  . If this is not possible,  please contact Blackfriars Parish Office at  or on 6248 5925.

Enquiries:  Roger Paul ( or 0421 612 572). 

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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