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

Special Notices

Bushfire Update

10 January 2020

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Role of the Parish Finance Council

Please download.

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From Rosary School

Enrolling now for 2020.

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Parish Newsletters

23 February 2020

Parish Bulletin

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16 February 2020

Parish Bulletin

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9 February 2020

Parish Bulletin

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2 February 2020

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Parish Renewal

Over the past year, a group of parishioners, inspired by Plenary Council conversations, have been praying and reflecting on Parish Renewal in Blackfriars Parish. As part of this process Fr. James Mallon’s book “Divine Renovation” was the focus of two parish reading groups over the last couple of months. Now, following on from this, there is a desire to ex-plore running an Alpha course in the parish next year. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith based on a series of short films. Each film looks at a different question and is designed to create conversa-tion. It is run in cafés, churches, universities and homes around the globe. The three key elements are: food, a talk and good conversation. It is currently being run in several dioceses in Australia, including ours.

If you are interested in participating in Alpha in the parish next year, you are warmly invited to get in touch with: Roger Paul (0421612572; or Siobhan Tanzer (0432 292 498) for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Our Watson St Vincent de Paul Conference will once again be organising a donation stall at the Canberra Show across the last weekend in February (28 Feb – 1 March).

We are calling for volunteers to do 2 hour shifts across the weekend manning the stall and collecting donations.

Please contact Tony Malone on 0431 542 531 or at either or .

Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday

Each year the forty days of Lent are given to us for prayerful reflection on the fig-ure of Christ crucified and the journey He took through darkness to light. The theme of our reflection program this year is “Hope”. In recent times we have seen natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, terrorism, war, displaced persons seeking new home-lands, floods, fires, and starvation shadowing the earth. Yet in these shadows we have seen people of faith, courage, prayer and action, perseverance and hope; and through these people we have caught a glimpse of the self – sacrificing love of Jesus himself.



As in former years, we are invited to journey together in faith and if possible to set some time aside to reflect on God’s Word as nour-ishment on our pilgrimage.



This year Rosary Parish is combining with other local Churches in holding the Lenten Program. The discussions will be based around the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese program. The Lenten Program will be held in the local Anglican & Uniting Churches, noting that Rosary is running the Alpha Program throughout Lent. At this stage there are groups on Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Noon and Wednesday, Thursday evenings. Please enter your contact details on the sheets in the foy-er or contact Keith Linard on 0412-376-317.

Upcoming Events

Ash Wednesday

Date: Feb 26 2020

Join us to celebrate the beginning of Lent, a time for penance, prayer, and fasting. A day of abstinence from meat.

  • 6.45am Mass
  • 10.00am - School Mass
  • 6.00pm Mass
  • NO 5.30pm Mass
Holy Rosary Church
Cnr Phillip Ave and Anthill Street, Watson, ACT, 2602

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