Welcome to the Catholic Parish of French's Forest

to our Parish.  It is made up of three vibrant communities located on Sydney's northern beaches.  Each of our special communities is centred on a different church and has its own story to tell. Together, as a parish, we are united in 'Sharing One Faith in Christ’.

We offer many opportunities for personal growth, spiritual enrichment and social interaction.  

This new parish website is a work in progress.  Watch this space as our new Communications Committee works to help us connect with our community in our shared journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. 

If you’re a visitor or new to our parish, we extend a very warm welcome to you. If you have any questions, please chat with me or with Fr Michael, Fr Joy or Deacon Peter, or browse our website.

We want you to feel at home with us. - Fr Jose



2017 YEAR OF FRIENDSHIP 
IN FRENCH'S FOREST
December 25, 2016—November 26, 2017
 
Our Year of Friendship will give us an opportunity to nourish and build on all the important relationships in our lives. For example, there’s our Friendship with God’s creation – the natural environment in which we live. What sort of friend are we here? Can we do better? Then there’s our Friendship with family - the most important people in our lives. How good are our relationships with those closest to us – our partners, children and extended family members? There’s our Friendship with the parish community. Are we making a meaningful contribution to the life of our parish? Do we reach out to others? This question can be extended to include our Friendship with our wider circle of friends – not only our pals, but also our neighbours, workmates, schoolmates and others we regularly come into contact with. 

Are we a positive influence in the life of others? 
Then there’s our Friendship with ourselves. God loves us unconditionally, but are we kind to ourselves? Are we an obstacle to our own happiness? 
If we can improve our many relationships, even in small ways, we will not only help this world, but we will also improve our own Friendship with God. Let’s explore this theme through the year. 

Calendar
2017 Year of Friendship in French's Forest

  • Thursday 2 February – Parent Information night for First Reconciliation 
  • Wednesday 15 February – Term one Catechist Meeting - OLGC 
  • 28 February – 4 April – Lenten Program Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks 
  • 1 March – Ash Wednesday 
  • Friday 3 March – 24 hours Adoration - OLGC 
  • Friday 17 March – First Reconciliation – Sacramental program 
  • Saturday 18 March – Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Mass 5.30pm followed by dinner in the Hall 
  • Saturday 25 March – Feast of Annunciation – Blessing of Pregnant mothers at 5.30 pm Mass OLGC 
  • Wednesday 5 April – Second Rite of Reconciliation for Easter 
  • Saturday 8 April – Special child friendly Liturgy for families – 3pm in OLGC church 16 April – Easter Sunday 
  • Sunday 28 April – Divine Mercy Sunday - 2.30pm – 3.30pm Special Service at OLGC 
  • Sunday 30 April – Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel at OLGC at 10am Mass 
  • Tuesday 2 & 9 May - Pause and Reflect – Parish centre OLGC (2 weeks) 
  • Thursday 4 May – Parent Information Night for First Eucharist 
  • Wednesday 17 & 24 May –Pause and Reflect - St Martin’s Church Foyer (2 weeks) 
  • 3 / 4 & 10/11 June – First Holy Communions at all Parish Masses 
  • 4 June – Pentecost Sunday 
  • Tuesday 6 & 13 June – Pause and Reflect – Parish Centre OLGC (2 weeks) 
  • Wednesday 14 & 21 June – Pause and Reflect - St Martin’s Church Foyer 
  • 17 June – Corpus Christi 
  • 25 June – Celebrate the Feast of St Anthony of Padua at SAIF Mass 9.00am 
  • Tuesday 27 June - Sacramental program Information night (2017/18) 
  • 14-16 July – Combined Youth Retreat – St Anthony’s 
  • Wednesday 19 & 26 July – Pause and Reflect – St Martin’s Church Foyer 
  • Sunday 23 July – Grandparents Day – 10am Mass OLGC (Feast of Sts Joachim & Anne – 26 July) 
  • Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August & 5 Sept – Pause and Reflect – Thomas Merton – OLGC Parish 
  • 15 August - Feast of the Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation) 
  • 19 August – Mass 5.30 pm followed by Curry Night in OLGC Hall. 
  • Saturday 2 September – Parish Confirmations 
  • 10 – 17 September – Marriage Week – Special Blessing of Married couples on Sunday 17 September 
  • 1 – 10 October – 10 days of Rosary devotion for the Month of the Rosary 
  • Saturday 7 October – Pilgrimage to Berrima 
  • Thursday 2 Nov - All Souls Day 
  • Sunday 5 November – celebrate the Feast day of St Martin de Porres at 9.00 am Mass 
  • 24-26 November – Combined Youth Retreat 
  • Sunday 3 December – First Sunday of Advent – Beginning of Year of Youth 
  • Saturday 9 December – Parish Christmas Carols – OLGC Outdoor Mass and celebration
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day

 

              Latest Parish News

              • The Core Word of Jesus... The evangelist Matthew situates the place where Jesus’ mission begins as Capernuam in the region of Galilee, the time is after John the Baptist is handed over and imprisoned as ...
                Posted 19 Jan 2017, 17:49 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Sacramental Program 2016/2017 .....SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATIONPARENT INFORMATION NIGHT Thursday February 2nd, 7.30 pm OLGC Church.
                Posted 19 Jan 2017, 17:46 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Year of Friendship On Christmas Day, I  launched our very own Year of Friendship in French's Forest, which will end on Sunday 26 November 2017, the Feast of Christ the King. If ...
                Posted 5 Jan 2017, 17:48 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • HEALING MASS..  and  Benediction and Anointing will be offered on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2017 AT 9.15AM at OLGC. Families are warmly invited to bring members of their family to this special ...
                Posted 5 Jan 2017, 17:46 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Youth News PIZZA…. GAMES ...FUN Are you in Year 7 or were in Year 7 last year ? Were you at St Martin’s or OLGC Primary School last year? Spark is the ...
                Posted 5 Jan 2017, 17:43 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist News We will welcome our catechists back in February 2017 with our Term One Meeting which will be held on Wednesday 15th February 7.15 pm in OLGC Church. Fr Jose ...
                Posted 18 Jan 2017, 22:05 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • THERE WILL BE NO CHOIR PRACTICE  There will be NO music practices during January.  
                Posted 18 Jan 2017, 22:06 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
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