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

Archbishop Prouse Pastoral Letter


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Parish Finance Update 2022

Annual Report of Parish Finance Committee

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Laudato Si - Environment Action Program

Caring for Creation

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Caring for God’s creation

Dialogue on Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter on the Environment

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Parish Newsletters


26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mass Times & Devotional Events


 Saturday Vigil &
Sunday Mass Times
         Saturday Vigil         

 Weekday Masses
Saturday: 9:00am 

Tue & Thur:  8:00am
Wed  & Fri:    5:30pm

4:00 - 4:45pm
 Adoration - Holy Hour
 Tue: 12 Noon - 1:00pm

 Pray the Rosary  Before 10am Mass
      Every Sunday


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SPECIAL NOTICES (Refer Left Column)

Laudato Si: (Refer Special Notices)

What:  a dialogue on caring for God’s creation, based on Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato Si’ (‘Praise be to you’) – On Care for Our Common Home.
When:  fortnightly, 7.30 – 9pm, 14 June to 4 October 2022. 
Where:  Online – Zoom details provided to participants.   Cost:  no charge.
Registration:  Registration through TryBooking: 

Bank deposit details: to contribute to the Planned Giving ('Parish Expenses').
Bank details – Account Name:  Blackfriars Parish Watson
BSB: 062786 - A/C : 000013341 - Reference: Name 
Donation Amount


Bank deposit details: to contribute to the Parish Priest's Stipend.
Bank Details – Account Name: Dominican Fathers Watson
BSB: 083 347 - A/C: 97 310 5044 - Reference: Name - 
Donation amount:

 Parish Finance Update 2022: (Refer Special Notices)

 BIBLE STUDY - Verbum: Bible study for Young Adults (18-35)
Monday nights at 6pm in the Parish Centre a group of young adults from around North Canberra come to study the scriptures and pray. (Currently the group is looking at St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.)

Upcoming Events

Holy Rosary - Women's Faith Circle

Date: Jul 22 2022

Join the inaugural Holy Rosary Women's Faith Circle: Our first meeting will be on Thursday 11 August at 8 pm. Faith circles or connect groups are gatherings of two or more women who meet fortnightly to share scripture, discussion and life. The group is intended to be a space where members connect, journey and grow together in faith.  

Amazing things happen when women from different backgrounds and  stages of life come together. Please join us! Normally, we'd meet in person and share a cuppa or meal, but in theseunusual times we will meet online and look forward to being in the same room sometime in the future. 

Please email Emily at for further details.  

Lakeside – dinner and discussion series for Archdiocesan Youth & Young Adults

Date: Sep 7 2022

Opportunity for young adults (aged 18 – 35) to explore their sense of personal calling, identity and purpose.  

Next event:  7 September, 6-8pm, Level 1, St Christopher’s Pastoral Centre.  

Free.  RSVP Monday, 5 September to assist with catering (and any dietary requirements) by emailing  The gathering will unpack the idea of 'legacy' and the question that Pope Benedict XVI posed at World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney: "What will you leave to the next generation? Are you building your lives on firm foundations, building something that will endure?”  Guest speaker:  Gabriel Joseph.

Video of Archbishop Christopher:

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

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