Welcome

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the online presence of St Benedict's Parish, Inner Newcastle.

We hope this website highlights the wide variety of worship, celebrations and Parish activities available to you within our vibrant and well-supported community.

Please read on to learn more about our Parish and range of services – we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our Parish

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Weddings

Big or small, our beautiful churches cater to a wide variety of needs and offer a stunning backdrop for your special day. Weddings are a Sacrament and couples wishing to be married in one of our churches are asked to give plenty of notice to ensure a smooth preparation. Considered one of the seven sacraments, or channels to God's grace, the wedding ceremony is a serious commitment in the Catholic Church full of deep spirituality and rich symbolism.

Funerals

"At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist."

Schools

In choosing a Catholic school, you are providing your child with the spiritual and developmental skills they will need to build a bright academic future. Our regional schools respond to and serve the needs of parents who seek a Catholic education for their children. Catholic schools contribute to the Church’s mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. They offer an educational foundation for life to the full, meaning the full development of the person - intellectually, spiritually, physically, morally and emotionally.

Baptisms

Baptism is the introduction of a person or infant into the Catholic Christion Community, and through the waters of Baptism they enter into the life of God – Father, Son, and Spirit. Read through the following information regarding Baptism and then contact one of our Parish staff members or priests who will arrange to meet with you to discuss the process and how the journey will unfold.

Latest News

Stories from the parish

Promulgation of Statutes for Parish Pastoral Council

In preparation for the pending election for members of the Parish Pastoral Council, the Statutes for the Pastoral Council have now been uploaded to the ‘Downloads‘ page of this website. These are the Statutes that will govern the operations of the Parish Pastoral Council until such time as they might be changed. Below is the […]

Nominations Now Open For Pastoral Council Election

An election for  five (5) elected members of a new Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Sunday 4th June 2017, and nomination of candidates is now open. To qualify for election to the Pastoral Council, according to the Council’s Statutes, a nominee must be: a member of Christ’s faithful in full communion with the Catholic Church […]

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