First Nations Catholic Connections
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) is the peak advisory body to the Australian Catholic Bishops on issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics. There are over 130,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics in Australia and it is the youngest and fastest growing demographic.
In our Archdiocese
The Canberra region is home to over 4,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics. According to the most recent census, over a quarter of all Indigenous people in the ACT identify as Catholic. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Organization is the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM) in Canberra.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday
On the first Sunday in July each year, the Archdiocese along with all Australian Catholic dioceses, acknowledges and celebrates the gift of Australia’s First Peoples in the Catholic Church. Information and resources for the Annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mass 2023 are available from the following link:
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Canberra
Contact: Sally FitzGerald -NATSICC Councillor for the Australian Capital Territory
Phone: 0422 066 080 | 02 6251 1082
Mass times: Every 3rd Sunday of the Month at 11am. Special events throughout the year.