On Saturday 14th of October at 5:30pm before the 6:00pm Vigil Mass there will be a Rosary Procession at the Shrine of St. Benedict’s Smithfield. The procession would start in the Shrine and process around it with a statue of Our Lady.  The monthly Parish BBQ will be after that Mass to which everyone is… Read More


We continue to draw attention to the Rosary that is being prayed daily during this month of October for Families.  It is prayed at St. Benedict’s Shrine 15 minutes before the weekday Masses and at 7pm in the evening at St. Theresa’s. This weekend there will be an appeal by the Rural Indigenous Ministries Support.… Read More


There is a number of things coming in October to keep an eye our for: All of October the rosary will be said daily for the intention of Families, in response to the marriage plebiscite. This will before Masses at St. Benedict’s and at 7pm at St. Theresa’s. There is a special prayer for each… Read More


We are ready to go to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. We already have a number of youth from our parish registered. Registration has been extend till October 20th. If you are between Year Nine and Age 30, then come with us. Please direct your inquiries to Fr. Wojtek via the parish office. The parish… Read More


We continue this week calling awareness to the marriage plebiscite.  Please see links at the bottom of our website or on the home page for more information.  This October will be a month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families.  There will be in particular: Rosary 15 minutes before weekday Masses in Smithfield during… Read More


Yesterday was a very enjoyable Charity Night/Spaghetti Night at the Montefano Hall with over 200 people attending the event.  The evening included a wonderful meal (including spaghetti of course), live music and dancing along with the fundraising activities.  We would like to take our hats off to all those from the Italian Catholic Federation that… Read More


Thank you to all who came and joined Fr Jarek in celebrating his 25th Anniversary of Ordination last Friday. A special thanks to everyone who were involved in preparing and helping to make this celebration a beautiful and successful evening. This week we continue to draw everyone’s attention to the marriage plebiscite as the survey… Read More


It is with deep sadness that we announce that Fr Simon Aloisi died, quickly and peacefully, around 5.30pm on Friday 8 September 2017. Fr Simon had served as an assistant priest at Arcadia and Smithfield for many years, and was parish priest of Arcadia for a period. Fr Simon had great devotion to Our Lady… Read More