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

Caring for God’s creation

Dialogue on Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter on the Environment

Delete 3 - Laudato Si - parish bulletin - Insert.pdf

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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WEB Link to Book for Holy Week Ceremonies

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Parish Newsletters


17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Church Open for Prayer - Confession - All Masses

  •        Weekday Mass Times                                              Sunday Masses (Maximum 200 persons)

  • TUESDAY - 6:45AM                                                            MASS TIMES
    WEDNESDAY - 5:30PM                               SATURDAY            -       5:00pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday) 
    THURSDAY - 6:45AM                               SUNDAY                -       8:00am,   10:00am,   5:00pm  
    FRIDAY - 5:30PM
     SATURDAY            -      9:00AM



  • 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Refer Parish Bulletin on Left

  • Contains Sunday Readings, Spiritual Reflections from our Parish Priest & Parish News.


As the 10am Sunday Mass can exceed 200 persons,
It is important to Book via "" link below.

The 'non Tech savvy', can also book through the Parish Office. 

Web Link to book for Mass: 24/25 Jul to 21/22 Aug

         24 - 25 Jul:

 31 July - 1 Aug: 

           7 - 8 Aug:  

       14 - 15 Aug:  

       21 - 22 Aug: 

       28 - 29 Aug: 

 There is no need to print your ticket. 

 Rosary now uses the 'Check in CBR' QR Code App

App users still need to put your name on the sheet so that we can keep track of numbers.  If you are not using the App you will, as normal, enter your name and telephone number on the sheet.

***** 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.

*****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 2021.

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 plates at the Church entrance. Please leave your donation there.

Parish Financial Support - Weekly Envelopes 

For those who use the 'Weekly Envelopes' for financial support to the Parish, please DO NOT use 2019-20 envelopes after this weekend.  Envelopes for the new financial year 2020-21 are available in the foyer. 

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

ADULT ALPHA - New Series Starting Soon

Date: Jun 25 2021

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.

On Care for Our Common Home

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). 




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

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