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

Warning - Scam Emails

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Letter to All Parishioners from Fr Mannes

28 March 2020

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Covid 19: Parish Support Groups


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Bushfire Update

10 January 2020

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Parish Newsletters

Parish Bulletin

30 March 2020

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Parish Bulletin

23 March 2020

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15 March 2020

Parish Bulletin

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8 March 2020

Parish Bulletin

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Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Update

In the light of Public Health Directives, All Weekday & Sunday Masses are Cancelled

For full details visit the Archdiocesan Web site or Watson Parish Facebook Page



NOTE: All parish and diocesan emails come from an address,   

Scam emails are doing the rounds again, impersonating our parish clergy, asking for a favour and to reply to the email. See 'Special Notices' for a screenshot of an example of one of these emails. Be careful with such requests. 

Do not reply to these emails.  Block the sender and delete the email.

"This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you." [John 15:12]

ith a coordinator who will contact periodically by phone, email or online, to check everything is OK … and be available to be contacted if in need.  If you would like to participate in such a group, and especially if you are willing to be a coordinator, please leave your contact details below or contact the Parish Office  (Jacquie Cortese) by email at or by phone on 6248 5925. 

Parish Finances:

With the suspension of Masses there are no longer collections to pay for the support of our priests, the upkeep of the Church and the various charitable and pastoral works. This particularly affects the "First Collection" which is specifically for the Priests Stipend. We ask those who are able to contribute to set up an automatic deduction from your bank account. (You can, of course, cancel this at any time if your circumstances change.) If you only feel able to make a one off donation, please use the same banking details.

Bank Details – Account Name:   Trustees of Dominican Fathers – Main Account
                                           BSB:    082 967
                                            A/C:    51 502 3578
                                            Reference:    Name - Donation Amount per Week

 Many parishioners have previously committed to automatic bank deductions for the Planned Giving ("Second Collection"). If you are in a position to start an automatic bank deduction for the Planned Giving, the details are:

 Bank details – Account Name:  Blackfriars Parish Watson
                                            BSB:   062786
                                            A/C :   000013341
                                            Reference:  Name  --- Donation Amount per Week    
                                           Reference:    Name  - Planned Giving Number (If currently contributing)


Letter to All Parishioners from Fr Mannes

Dear Parishioners

I am writing to assure you that you are all in my prayers and that I’m saying Mass for you every day. 

I’m also using this opportunity to keep you informed about Blackfriars Parish plans and arrangements in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and associated Archdiocesan protocols. 

The protocols can be found on the Archdiocesan website:  Daily Mass is also available on this website from 6am each day, as are prayers and other information.  Enclosed is a copy of the protocols dated 25 March 2020, which require that churches are to be closed 24 hours a day and that there are to be no catechetical, spiritual or social gatherings in parishes.  Accordingly, Holy Rosary Church will be closed the whole day until further notice.

These and other significant changes will affect our parish life for the time being.  However, we can continue to support each other in this challenging time. 

(Download entire letter from "Special Notices" on left side of screen.


An Act of Spiritual Communion

In these days when we are not able to receive the Eucharist, we can at least make a 'spiritual communion.

This is especially so if we are watching Mass on our TV or Computer

I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.


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