Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Frenchs Forest

Our Parish is made up of three vibrant communities:

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’.

This year (2017) we celebrate our Parish's Year of Friendship.
This special year will give us an  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. 

Here at Frenchs Forest Parish we offer many opportunities for personal growth, spiritual enrichment and social interaction. 

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

MASS TIME CHANGES

Sunday the 25th - Feast of St Anthony

Please note: There will be no 10am Mass at OLGC and no 8.30 am Mass at St Martin’s on this Sunday day. However, the Vigil and Sunday evening Masses remain unchanged.

This coming week - During the forthcoming Broken Bay Clergy Conference

COMMUNION SERVICES will be at OLGC 
  • Tuesday June 27, 
  • Wed June 28 & 
  • Thursday June 29. 
There will be no Masses at St Martin’s on 
  • Tuesday 27/6 or 
  • Thursday 29/6.
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month of the Sacred Heart

Throughout June parishioners are warmly welcome to attend:

Sacred Heart Chaplet

 OLGC every day after morning Mass

Monday—Friday

* 2 June;: Sacred Heart Novena

following 9.15 am Mass OLGC

* 7 June : 9.15 am OLGC

Healing & Anointing Mass

* 23 June : 7.00 pm OLGC

Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus followed by a cuppa. 


In this year of Friendship

Are we a positive influence in the life of others?

What about 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 this year.
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Calendar for
2017 Year of Friendship in French's Forest
  
  • June 18 10.00 am Celebration & Thanksgiving Mass for FHC Children OLGC
  • June 18 7.00 pm FLAME youth group St Martin’s 
  • June 10/11 First Eucharist Masses June 3 / 4 & 10/11 – First Holy Communions at all Parish Masses 
  • June Wednesday 14 & 21 – Pause and Reflect - St Martin’s Church Foyer 
  • June 17 – Corpus Christi 
  • June 25 – Celebrate the Feast of St Anthony of Padua at SAIF Mass 9.00am 
  • June 27 Tuesday - Sacramental program Information night (2017/18) 
  • July 14-16 – Combined Youth Retreat – St Anthony’s 
  • July Wednesday 19 & 26 – Pause and Reflect – St Martin’s Church Foyer 
  • July Sunday 23 – Grandparents Day – 10am Mass OLGC (Feast of Sts Joachim & Anne – 26 July) 
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & 5 Sept Tuesdays – Pause and Reflect – Thomas Merton – OLGC Parish 
  • August 15 - Feast of the Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation) 
  • August 19 – Mass 5.30 pm followed by Curry Night in OLGC Hall. 
  • September 2 Saturday – Parish Confirmations 
  • September 10 – 17 – Marriage Week – Special Blessing of Married couples on Sunday 17 September 
  • October 1 – 10 – 10 days of Rosary devotion for the Month of the Rosary 
  • October 7 Saturday – Pilgrimage to Berrima 
  • November 2 Thursday - All Souls Day 
  • November 5 Sunday – celebrate the Feast day of St Martin de Porres at 9.00 am Mass 
  • November 24-26 – Combined Youth Retreat 
  • December 3 Sunday – First Sunday of Advent – Beginning of Year of Youth 
  • December 9 Saturday – Parish Christmas Carols – OLGC Outdoor Mass and celebration
  • December 25 Monday – Christmas Day

              Latest Parish News

              • FEAST OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA ....‘Actions speak louder than words…..let your words teach and your actions speak. ‘St Anthony of PaduaSUNDAY 25 JUNE 9.00 AM MASSAll welcome to join us for ...
                Posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:27 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Sacramental Program 2017_2018 Information Night ...An information night for parents wishing their children to complete their Sacraments of Initiation is being held on Tuesday 27 June at 7.30pm in OLGC Hall. Confirmation is the ...
                Posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:24 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist News ..Catechists please come along to the following workshops, they will be worthwhile and a good opportunity to attend in the school holiday’s.SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTDate: FRIDAY 7 ...
                Posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:20 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • CATECHIST GEM - Thank You ...Last weekend our Parish children came together to celebrate Corpus Christi Mass and Procession. After the Mass the social committee served Sausage sizzle and we had a huge cake to ...
                Posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:18 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES FOR 2017/2018 ...are now available in the churches. Please make sure your address details are up to date. If you are unable to find your envelopes in the church you attend please ...
                Posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:15 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Peter's Pence The Peter’s Pence Appeal takes place on or near the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul (JUNE 29) to support the Works of Mercy of the Holy See. The ...
                Posted 21 Jun 2017, 23:13 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus  ...In celebration of the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners are warmly invited to Mass on Friday June 23at OLGC 7.00 pm.Cuppa will follow
                Posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:39 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Important Changes to Mass Times ..During the forthcoming Broken Bay Clergy Conference COMMUNION SERVICES will be at OLGC Tuesday June 27, Wed June 28 & Thursday June 29. There will be no Masses at St Martin ...
                Posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:30 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Congratulations ..To Barry Finch who was awarded an OAM Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division - as a recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Awards for service to ...
                Posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:24 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • YOUTH NEWS ...Our next Flame night is on 18th June after the 6pm Youth Mass at Davidson. Dino Nuggets and a Coin hike are planned for the night.Our next Spark night ...
                Posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:19 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Confirmation 2017 ...The date for Confirmation this year is 2 September and the Information Night for parents is on Tuesday 27 June
                Posted 8 Jun 2017, 02:23 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • PIANISTS NEEDED During June we are not able to fill our roster with organ/keyboard players. We are in desperate need for keyboard players, there is a beautiful Grand Piano waiting to ...
                Posted 31 May 2017, 23:05 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
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