… especially when it comes to church. We want you to feel welcome, comfortable, and at home because it is your home.
It can put you at ease if you arrive a little earlier to find a seat and say hello to people.
There is parking at the rear of the Church in the School playground. Alternatively you can park on any of the nearby streets, front or back of the Church. There is disabled parking, for those who require, front or back.
Absolutely. Come along to one of the Masses and we will give you a welcome. Check out the Mass Times page to see which Mass you think sounds good to begin with.
Normally around 60 minutes. However, some Masses are shorter and the 10:30AM Mass is slightly longer.
It depends on the Mass you attend. On the Mass Times page you’ll find information on what each Mass is like.
Weekend attendance at Mass averages somewhere between 1,500-2,000 people. In a Church our size you can blend into the crowd, if that’s what you prefer to do. But you’ll also be hearing about the many ways you can step up, get involved and get to know people.
Our 9:00 AM Mass has a Children’s Liturgy during Term Time. During the Mass, after the opening hymn, the Priest will invite the children present to come forward. The children will go for their input and teaching with Trained Children’s Liturgy Volunteers.
At this time Children’s Liturgy is suspended until further notice.
Our 10:15 AM Mass is for families with small children who want a relaxed environment. The Priest celebrates Mass in a way to engage even the littlest of ones. Come along to this Mass in the Hall on Sundays.
At this time the Family Mass is suspended until further notice.
At some point you may want to attend Mass separately from your family. The 7:00 PM Sunday Mass is an uplifting celebration of the Mass. Come along for a different set and style of hymns.
At St Benedict’s we encourage everyone to be involved in ongoing formation and growth in their faith. For our youth there are a whole host of opportunities to grow in faith and friendship. Click here to see what we have going on.
Below are the times when the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in the Parish. If you have been away from the Sacrament for some time and you’re feeling anxious, just let the priest know and they will guide you. If you would prefer, because you’ve been away, you can arrange to meet with a priest outside of the Parish Confession times. Just fill in the form below and we will be in touch.
The Sacrament of Confession is currently not available at our normal times.
However, we can announce that the Sacrament of Confession will now be available on Saturdays 10:30am – 11:00am.
If you would like to contact a priest directly regarding confession, please use the contact form below.
8:00 – 8:30 PM
10:00 – 11:00 AM
4:00 – 5:00 PM
7:00 – 7:25 PM
Extra Confession times are available during Advent, Lent and Holy Week. Check the bulletin or news page for details in these periods.