St Benedict's Parish

Narrabundah is one of Canberra's oldest suburbs. You can still see some of the original workers' cottages that housed the first builders of our National Capital.

After being part of Queanbeyan Parish, and later St Christopher's, St Benedict's parish was formally established in 1962. Mass was celebrated in the School (opened 1955) until the Church building was completed in 1983. St Benedict's became an Archdiocesan Eucharistic Centre in 1998.

Missionaries of God's Love

St Benedict's is under the pastoral care of the Missionaries of God's Love (MGL),  a new community, founded from the Disciples of Jesus Community in Canberra in 1986. MGL brothers and sisters serve in various ministries in the parish. The Disciples of Jesus also hold regular youth and family gatherings at St Benedict's.

Parish Team

Parish Priest Fr Dan Benedetti (MGL)
Assisting Clergy Fr Baiju Thomas (MGL)
Mission Centre Director Fr David Lemewu (MGL)
Parish Office Luz Carlisle: Tues – Thurs : 9am – 3pm


The Parish is located adjacent to our school and the Parish Office is a short walk from our Front Office up Tallara Parkway towards Sturt Avenue.

Phone 6295 7879


Tuesday 5.30pm
Wednesday 12.30pm
Thursday 5.30pm
Friday 5.30pm
Reconciliation after Mass
Saturday 8.00am and 6.00pm
Reconciliation 5.00pm - 5.30pm
Sunday 9.00am and 7.00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 9.00pm
Thursday 8.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday 7.00am - 9.00pm
Sunday 12.00am - 7.00am