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

Celebrating Faith

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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

Pope Francis Wants To Hear You!

Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that will inform an international conversation in […]

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 […]

Cathedral Lecture 2017: Christian Faith in a Secular Age

Braving the cold, the winter solstice – and missing the second game of the State of Origin series – some seventy people gathered in Sacred Heart Cathedral last night for the 2017 Cathedral Lecture. This year’s lecture, entitled Christian Faith in a Secular Age, was delivered by Rev Dr James McEvoy, Senior Lecturer in the School of […]

A New Era For Parish Rosters

The preparation of rosters in a setting such as our parish can be a complicated and onerous responsibility—and it can quickly become the stuff of administrative headaches. For the last 12 months or so I’ve been investigating whether there was a technological solution available to relieve the burden from those whose task includes the preparation […]

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Parish activities