After the evening Mass at St. Benedict’s we had the first youth group meet up of the year.  It opened with a bang with the largest number of youth turning up yet, with about 50 participating.  After the youth mass where they where involved in many of the different ministries, readers, musicians,  collectors etc they… Read More


Recently the Italian group attended the 4 day 2018 FCI National Congress at Women’s College, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane. The Congress included FCI sections from Victoria, NSW, QLD & USA. The Congress focused on the motto of the FCI -“IGNEM VENI MITTERE” – I have come to bring Fire” Luke [12: 49-56] or… Read More


Last week the Parish Youth Group had a Christmas party as their last night for the year.  It was a wonderful family gathering, and the youth also performed a number of Christmas Carols, and families shared their memories of how they have celebrated Christmas.… Read More


During the month of November we particularly remember the souls in Purgatory, where those who have died in God’s grace undergo purification so that they may enter heaven. The Prayer of St Gertrude the Great below, is one of the most famous prayers for the souls in purgatory, and by praying for the souls in… Read More


To night at St. Benedict’s Parish Hall after the 6:00pm Vigil Mass we had the monthly parish BBQ.  Attached to this post are some photos of it.  It was a great community evening with plenty of food and fun activities for all the kids.  Thanks to everyone that helped prepare the evening and to all… Read More


Two events we would like to draw attention to: On Saturday 11th of November we will have the monthly parish BBQ after the 6pm Vigil Mass in the Montefano Hall. Everyone is most welcome to come and join us. Also the FCI is Organising Cherry Picking Bus Trip to Orange Saturday: 2 December 2017 ALL… Read More


The Youth from the Parish of St. Gertrude’s held a fundraising breakfast after the 10:30 am Mass at the Shrine of St. Benedict to help raise funds to help them to go to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival.  Here are some photos taken by a parishioner on the occasion.  Thanks to all who contributed.… Read More


The 1st of November is the Feast of All Saints, and on the 2nd of November All Souls.  On these two days the Mass Times will be as follows: All Saints – 1st of November 7:00 am at St. Therese’s 9:30 am at St. Benedict’s (School Mass) 7:00 pm at St. Benedict’s (Followed by Devotions)… Read More


On Sunday 22nd of October we were blessed with a beautiful day, on which we Celebrated a Mass with a Blessing for Pets. Photos are attached to this post. Enjoy seeing all the dogs, cats, fish and birds that came for this special occasion to be blessed.… Read More


On October 22 (next Sunday) the Children’s Mass with a Blessing of Pets will be held in the grass area behind Montefano Hall at 10:30am. Bring your furry and scaly friends both great and small to the Mass.… Read More