Welcome, and thank you for visiting the online presence of St Benedict's, 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 the learn more about our Parish and range of services – we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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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.


"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."


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.


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.

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Stories from the parish

An Open Letter from Bishop Bill

In the light of the beginning of Case Study No 50 by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse yesterday, Bishop Bill has written an open letter to the people of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The full text of the letter can be found below.


Ministers of the Word Formation Sessions

Today saw the first of the month-long series of formation workshops for those parishioners who currently, or who wish to, proclaim the Scripture readings during Parish liturgies. Today’s two sessions at St Mary’s, Newcastle, are the first of thirteen hour-long sessions providing an opportunity to reflect on the nature of this particular liturgical ministry and the […]

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