The Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, directly challenges us as a parish to live as a community of love, not for ourselves, but for the world.So, who are we? We are the parish community formed around the Cathedral - the seat of the Archbishop Christopher, and the centre of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn - and the local church of St. Peter Chanel’s in Yarralumla.The Cathedral and Parish Community are adminstered by Fr. Francis Kolencherry, and the work of the parish is supported by Assistant Priest, Fr. Varghese Vavolil, and Fr. Peter L’Estrange S.J. Father Peter cares for the liturgical life of St. Peter Chanel’s. The Parish is further supported by the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Team.OUR MISSIONAs a parish, we are gathered together in Christ. Our mission is to evanglize - to give witness to the Good News of the Gospel by word and deed. Four of the basic elements of this mission may be described as: •proclaiming the good news of God’s love throughout the world •inviting more and more people into the community of disciples •sanctifying by encouraging the whole community of faith to grow in holiness, especially as a worshipping community through intimate connectedness with the source and summit of the Christian Life, the Eucharist. •transforming the world until justice, love and peace prevail. In our Parish, we participate in the mission of God and the church in a variety of ways This mission is overseen on behalf of the parish by the Parish Pastoral Council, who support and sustain the work of the clergy by their willingness to provide their skills, advice and ability to extend the apostolic life of the community they serve. OUR VISIONThe vision of the whole parish of St. Christopher’s rests in the names of the names of its mass centres. Traditionally, St. Christopher was one who carried Christ, as did St. Peter Chanel, the Marist missionary and first martyr of Oceania, who was murdered on the island of Futuna in 1841. The dedication of both churches focuses us on the missionary task we have as a community of faith, and bind us to our call of making visible the healing and hope of the Gospel in our lives and in all that we do.
NB: As I will be away from Tuesday for three weeks, the bulletin will not be uploaded for at least that time.I am sorry about this, but another webmaster would be a great help! If interested please contact Fr. Francis. Sr. Liz
Parish Office55 Franklin Street Forrest, Tel: 62959555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Mon-Frid: 9.00 - 12-15pm 1.15 - 5.00 pm. Parish Secretary: Jacinta SmallhornBaptisms: by appointment on second and fourth Sundays at St. Christopher’s and on third Sundays at St. Peter Chanel’s. Weddings: by appointmentParish Team: Director of Music: Jaki Kane Accounts : Linda Casella Maintenance Manager: Pieter van Gent Mass TimesWeekend Mass Times [in Ordinary Time] St Christopher's Cathedral Sunday: 8.00am, 11.00 am and 5.30pm St Peter Chanel's Church Cnr Weston & Loch Sts Yarralumla ACT 2600 Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil Sunday: 9.30am (Children's Liturgy) Weekday Mass Times St Christopher's Cathedral Monday: 12:15pm Tuesday to Friday: 6.45am & 12.15pm Saturday: 12.15pm St Peter Chanel's Tuesday: 5.30pm Thursday: 10.00am, following 9.30am Adoration Benediction and NovenaSt. Christopher's: Wednesday 6.00pm Reconciliation: St Christopher's Cathedral Thursday: 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday: 11.00am - 12noon St Peter Chanel's Tuesday 6.00pm - 6.30pm Saturday: 5.15pm - 5.45pm Anointing Mass: First Thursday of the month, at St Peter Chanel's 10:00am Mass for the anointing of the sick. Check the More Parish info site for links and resources