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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 MISSION As 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 VISION The 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.


Holy Week Ceremonies: Holy Thursday - 7.30 pm - St Christopher’s Cathedral Good Friday: Stations of the Cross - SPC Yarralumla             at 11.00 Good Friday Ceremonies: 3.00 pm St. Christopher’s Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil: 7.30 pm St. Christophers (no Vigil Mass at SPC) Masses: Easter Sunday: 8.00 am Cathedral; 11.00 am Cathedral, 5.30 pm Cathedral 9.00 am Mass at SPC
Parish Office 55 Franklin Street  Forrest,  Tel: 62959555  Email:  st.chris@cg.catholic.org.au Office Hours:   Mon-Frid:  9.00 - 12- 15pm  1.15 - 5.00 pm.  Parish Secretary: Jacinta Smallhorn Baptisms: by  appointment on  second and fourth  Sundays at St.  Christopher’s and  on third Sundays  at St. Peter  Chanel’s.  Weddings: by  appointment Parish Team:  Director of Music:  Jaki Kane  Accounts : Linda Casella Maintenance  Manager:  Pieter van Gent  Mass Times Weekend 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  Novena  St. 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