The Catholic Archdiocese
of Canberra and Goulburn

We invite you to encounter
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Catholic Voice News


Cathedral Parish Golden Jubilee Mass: Homily

50th Anniversary Jubilee of St Christopher’s Cathedral Friday 17 March 2023 Solemnity of St Patrick Homily: Fr Trenton van Reesch, Cathedral Administrator Two weeks ago I stood in this very […]


Local Ukrainian Catholics’ messages of faith and resilience

Marcus at St Volodymyr’s “With our faith, it’s just getting up and getting on with it,” according to Irena, a member of Canberra’s Ukrainian Catholic community. A parishioner at St […]


From Wandering to Journeying

In the 40 days of Lent, we journey towards the Hope of Easter. The season recalls the 40 years in the desert, where God’s people prepared to enter the promised […]


News in Brief

Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ, the prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, was the main celebrant for the Opening Mass at the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences […]


The Gift of our Children

Professional Standards and Safeguarding
The Archdiocese has developed a series of support documents to assist each Parish and faith community in implementing the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Policy.


Archdiocesan Governance

The Archbishop formed the Governance Committee to address implementation of Light from the Southern Cross in the Archdiocese. During 2021, the Committee agreed on a document to better inform Canberra-Goulburn Catholics about the Archdiocese’s role. The document asked and answered questions such as: Who we are; What we do and why; and How we are governed in the Archdiocese and parishes

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2022 - 2023 The Year of Walking Together

This Report and these submissions will form the basis of the Archdiocesan Synthesis which Archbishop Prowse will present to the Bishops’ Conference after 1 May 2022.

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From the central west and far south coast of NSW to the suburbs of Canberra, our work and community involvement is broad and far-reaching. We invite you to discover what we offer.