Church Address:
115 Hodgson Crs, Pearce 
(near cnr Beasley St),  
Parish Office &
​Postal address:
35 Murphy Cres, Pearce ACT 2607
PH: 02 6286 1908
What's On in the Parish
22/23 Oct   Presentation Mass for First Reconciliation

Preparation Pack

2016 Sacrament of Reconciliation 

Preparation for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation has begun in our parish. If you have not enrolled as yet, please contact the Parish Office ASAP.

Wednesday 7.00pm Session dates are:
26 October; 2,9 & 16 November. All sessions are held in the church.
First Reconciliation will be held Thursday 24 November at 7pm.

Parishioners will be requested by the candidates to pray for them during their preparation. Parishioners will be given a small Prayer Request Card with a candidates name on it. Thank you for your support

***Coming Soon*****

Mary Help of Christians Parish to launch Qkr! App

This weekend our parish is moving into the technological new age by trialling an App for smart phone giving from the pews of the Church.
Those interested please stay behind after Mass for a quick and easy guide to installing and using the App. 
Qkr! with Masterpass for Parishes creates the ability to contribute to the Church collections without the necessity of carrying cash.
You will need to remember your phone app store password (Apple AppStore or Google Store) to enable the download to occur!
Help us test this payment channel to assist in the security of the parish and the generosity of parishioners into the future.
Every payment you make is recorded within your app wallet for easy reference at a later date and your Mastercard or Visa Card details are stored with the security of Masterpass (not on your phone) for ready access when making payment.
Watch for our launch story in the Catholic Voice November edition as our Parish and Queanbeyan Parish take our Archdiocese into the new age.

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn & Catholic Development Fund, with the assistance of the Commonwealth Bank and Mastercard Labs, Sydney.

Connect Mass 2016

Welcome to Mary Help of Christians Parish, South Woden

Mary, Help of Christians is a caring community which tries to live the Gospel in all that it does. If you live locally we hope this site will inspire you to join us. If you live far away, we hope that this site will provide inspiration for your own ministry and spirituality. Our parish church is Sacred Heart in Hodgson Crescent (cnr Beasley Street), Pearce, 2607. The BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL at Sacred Heart Church is open from 8:30 am until about 6 pm daily for adoration and quiet prayer.

In our new Parish logo pictured on the left, the crown is the same as that worn on the new Mary Help of Christians statue,the heart is representing Sacred Heart Church, Southern Cross represents Australia and the "M" symbolises us drawn to Jesus through Mary.

Parish Priest - Fr Richard Thompson VF CSM ChLJ RAN Rtd

Fr Richard became Parish Priest of Mary Help of Christians on 1 January 2014 and was installed by Archbishop Christopher Prowse on Sunday the 27th of April 2014. For pictures of the installation mass please  click here. For information on his background click here and also find attached an article by parishioner, Alan Hodges, in Serving Faithfully, the newsletter of the Catholic Military Ordinariate. 
Our Parish welcomes Deacon Matt Ransom and his wife Cathy to our parish team. Cathy has already joined our music ministry. Deacon Matt will be sharing his liturgical role and preaching at all three weekend masses at least once a month as his programme allows. For pictures and text of the welcome mass for Deacon Matt please  click here

Presbytery and Parish Office

The Presbytery is located at 35 Murphy Cresent, Pearce, 2607, at the rear of the church. The Parish Secretary is Megan Loughlin.
Parish Office Hours - 9-3pm, Tues-Fri. The office will be closed on Tuesdays during school hoildays.
Phone:026286 1908,  Email: wodensouth@cg.org.au

Geographic coverage

Of the Canberra population of 320,000 the Woden Valley has 32,000. Our parish draws people from South Woden comprising the suburbs of Pearce, Torrens, Chifley, South Phillip, Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs - a population of 16,000.

Sacred Heart Primary School

Our coeducational primary school and parish church are located next to each other in spacious grounds. The school has over 300 children from Kindergarten to Year 6. For comprehensive information please check the school's website.

Location Map