Parish of the Transfiguration, North Woden
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Holy Trinity Church,
Parish office & presbytery
3 Strangways Street, Curtin ACT 2605
Monsignor John Woods
(02) 6281 3999
Mon - 9 - 3.30pm; Wed - 9 - 4.30pm; Fri - 9 - 3.30pm

Readings & Prayers


25 September 2022

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Prayers of the Faithful

25 September 2022

Prayers of the Faithful

18 September 2022


18 September 2022

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Parish Bulletins & Newsletters

Parish Bulletin

25 September 2022

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Parish Bulletin

18 September 2022

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Parish Bulletin

11 September 2022

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Parish Bulletin

4 September 2022

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Please find the latest Archdiocesan COVID-19 protocols here.

NB: At all Masses, the Wednesday Liturgy, any other liturgy (eg, Baptism or Funeral), or personal visit to the Church, you must wear a face mask and sign-in using the CBR app / the form provided. 
NB: At all Masses, the Wednesday Liturgy, any other liturgy (eg, Baptism or


Our Gospel account of poor Lazarus and the rich man sees Luke again address the theme of the ‘coming great reversal’.  At death the rich man goes to Hades and Lazarus to ‘Abraham’s bosom’.  “These “destinations” reflect conventional imagery of the afterlife at the time.  They do not need to be dwelt on. . .  as though [they] had something important to communicate regarding Hell as a place of fiery torment and so forth. The chief point that the parable makes is that across the change from this life to the next the fixed nature of the situation remains” (Brendan Byrne).  On earth Lazarus longed for food and the rich man was indifferent.  Now the rich man is the one longing for comfort and the poor man is in comfort.  However, there now exists “an eternal fixity that cannot be dissolved” (ibid). The rich man pleads for his brothers on earth.  Abraham notes that if they will not accept the scriptural exhortations to care for the widow, the orphan and the needy stranger, then they will not change even if someone should rise from the dead. Of course, Christians see this as an allusion to the resurrection of Jesus. Today is World Migrant and Refugee Sunday and a week of prayer and action (25-30 September) to build a better future together.  Pope Francis urges us to act “wherever we might be right now”.  Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ says we can all “take refugees into our heart by reading their stories, listening to them speak, allowing time to imagine what it must be like to flee from Ukraine fearing for your life and desperate to find food and a night’s shelter for your family, or what it must be like to be locked in a Melbourne hotel room, able to see people living normally outside but unable to join them.”  Hamilton goes on to say, “If our heart is moved the way we spend our time will naturally follow.”  The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) offers suggestions as how we might welcome those seeking asylum and treat them with humanity and respect. See (and see notice below). To hear and to respond to the cry of the displaced can have life-changing consequences, now and beyond death.

Fr John

Renewed in Faith and Action - Claim the date

INFORMAL LIFE CHAT NO. 3: “What am I to do about it?” building on the second gathering which considered “What does the Church have to offer?” will be from 6 – 7pm, Mon 26 September in the Parish Centre. All are most welcome. Preparatory reading material is in the foyer.  The new date is a consequence of unforeseen commitments. Fr John.

Sacraments of Initiation in 2022:


In anticipation of your diaries filling up with appointments for the coming year, please note the following dates for the Sacraments of Initiation in 2022:

Term 1 - First Reconciliation        • Parent Information Night - Monday, 7 February 2022, 6pm via Zoom

                                                       • Sacramental Celebration - commencing Saturday 26 March from 4.30pm

Term 2 – Confirmation                  • Parent Information Night - Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 6pm via Zoom

                                                       • Sacramental Celebration - Tuesday and Wednesday, 21 and 22 June, 6pm

Term 3 - First Eucharist                • Parent Information Night - Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 6pm via Zoom

                                                       • Sacramental Celebration - Saturday-Sunday, 17-18 September 2022

Please claim these dates in your diary now.  Thank you in anticipation.  Meanwhile, if you have any enquiries regarding these Sacraments please contact the Parish Office.


Upcoming Events

More information to follow

Parish events will be advertised here.

More events are included in the Parish Bulletin (available in the right hand side column).

Transfiguration Parish
3 Strangways Street Curtin 2605
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