The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn extends from Pambula on the south coast, to Crookwell in the North, west as far as Lake Cargelligo and Batlow in the Australian Alps, the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn covers both the ACT and NSW, a total of 88 000 square kilometres.

Language Groups



The Wiradjuri people are originally from the land that is bordered by the Lachlan, Macquarie and Murrumbidgee rivers in Central New South Wales. The name Wiradjuri means, 'people of the three rivers'.




The Gundungurra people lived in the south-east region of New South Wales from the Nepean River to about Lake George, neighbours of the Dharug, Tharawal, Yuin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri peoples.



The people are the Indigenous Australian inhabitants whose traditional lands encompass much of the area now occupied by the city of Canberra, Australia and the surrounding Australian Capital Territory.



The Yuin Aboriginal people are considered the traditional owners of the land which stretches along the South Coast of New South Wales, from the Shoalhaven down to the Victorian border, made up of several tribes including the Walbanga and Djiringanj tribes


Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Mass (3rd Sunday of the Month at 11am)St Benedict’s ChurchJerrabomberra AvenueNARRABUNDAH. For further details contact-Sally FitzGerald0422 066 080/6251 1082 Or contact the Parish Secretary on 6295 7879 Monday –Thursday Ngarigo

The Ngarigo is the Aboriginal people group whose traditional lands lie south-east of the Canberra area. The specific areas lands of the Ngarigo are: the Monaro tableland north to Queanbeyan; Bombala River from near Delegate to Nimmitabel; west to divide of the Australian Alps.


Upcoming events



•         7/1/2016-meeting at Calvary Hospital to discuss upcoming Sacrament program  for 2016

•         17/1/2016-ATSICM Mass at Casuarina Sands followed by a BBQ and swim! (This is in the bush!!)

•         22/1/2016-Meeting with CEO CatholicCare to discuss Cultural Health Forum in June

•         24/1/2016-Hopefully an ATSICM Mass at Moruya NSW to begin an ACM Ministry there

•         12/2/2016-Meeting with the Healing Foundation re the proposed Cultural healing Forum-we want them to finance part of it!

•         21/2/2016-ATSICM Mass at St Benedict’s Narrabundah

•         20/3/2016-ATSICM Mass at lake Cargelligo-hopefully!

•         24/3/2016-ATSICM meeting re Cultural Healing Forum

•         5/4/2016-ATSICM Supper and Movie night

•         8/4-10/4/2016-Weekend retreat at The Pines to meet up with the Coastal people

•         17/4/2016-ATSICM Mass at St Benedict’s Narrabundah

•         18/4-22/4/2016-Healing Retreat Alice Springs

•         4/5/2016-Supper and Movie night

•         15/5/5016-ATSICM Mass at St Benedict’s Narrabundah

•         1/6/2016-MABO Day Mass at the usual 12.30pm Mass at St Benedict’s Narrabundah

•         18-/6-19/6/2016-Weekend in West Wyalong including ATSICM Mass with people from the Western Deanery of the Archdiocese

•         25/6/2016-Cultural Healing Forum

•         26/6/2016-BBQ at Benny Hodges’ home to celebrate six months of working and praying together!!

•         3/7/2016-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass at 9.00am parish Mass at St Benedict’s followed by 11.00am

Multicultural Mass at the Cathedral followed by a celebration lunch

•         Supper/movie night first Wednesday of every month (commencing April)

Mass location

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069

www.natsicc.org.au   |   craig@natsicc.org.au   | 08 8363 2963


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