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

Upcoming Events
  • 8  Oct 5.30pm Youth Night, St Anthony’s
  • 9  Oct 10.00 am Golf Day, Castlecove Golf Course


Remember to put your clocks forward this Saturday night.
the only Mass that will change is the Sunday night at
St Martin’s which is now 6pm.

Mass Times 
  • 5.30 pm Vigil Mass at St Anthony’s and OLGC
  • 8:30 am Sunday Morning St Martin's
  • 9:00 am Sunday Morning St Anthony's
  • 10:00 am Sunday Morning OLGC
  • 6:00 pm Sunday evening Mass at St Martin’s.

- Fr Jose

Dates for the Diary for 2016 in 
French's Forest Catholic Parish 
  • 2 Nov - All Souls Day 
  • 6 November – celebrate the Feast day of St Martin de Porres at 10am Mass 
  • 20 November – Celebration for end of Year of Mercy 
  • 10 December – Parish Christmas Carols – OLGC Hall

The Year of Mercy

On December 8th Pope Francis inaugurated the Year of Mercy with the symbolic opening of the Holy Doors at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It will close on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Christ the King. 

Why is mercy so important? Mercy is the tangible expression of God's love in the world. In his mercy, God shows his incredible patience towards us. Through it, God forgives each of us of our failings and imperfections. Through God’s mercy we ourselves can become ever more patient and forgiving of those with whom we live, work, and interact every day. 

How can we experience God’s mercy? By placing ourselves in situations where we can reflect upon this love and experience the grace of this love. In the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation), we find the strength, the courage and the compassion we need to be instruments of mercy to others. 

What is so special in the Year of Mercy? Mercy is a theme that is dear to Pope Francis.  It is the central topic of his Episcopal motto “miserando atque eligendo” (which can be translated as “being chosen through God’s mercy”).  He chose this motto when he was ordained a bishop in 1992. 

Pope Francis has extended the Sacrament of Reconciliation's availability to the world in other ways as well. For instance, all priests have been given the faculty to remit the penalty of excommunication attached to the sin of abortion, without having to receive permission from their bishops.

Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish will be playing its part in the Year of Mercy.  More information will be made available in the near future.

              Latest Parish News

              • Rest in Peace Annamma Philip We are very sorry to announce that Fr Jose's dear mother, Annamma Philip, died on Wednesday (28 September). She sadly had a massive stroke last Friday and was unable ...
                Posted by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • An Eloquent Sign of Love for Jesus and His Mother, Mary. The Rosary is a universal and enduring prayer that is well loved everywhere. It is a simple prayer whose images, words and meaning are all taken from the Scriptures.  It ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:31 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Daylight Savings and Mass time change at St Martin's ....DAYLIGHT SAVING STARTS THIS WEEKEND Remember to put your clocks forward this Saturday night. the only Mass that will change is the Sunday night at St Martin’s which is ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:28 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catholic Mission There will be a third collection this week-end for Catholic Mission. If you are unable to donate today please take home an envelope, available at the back of the ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:26 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Introduction to Centreing Prayer Saturday October 15 - 9am - 4pm A practical introduction to Centreing Prayer Spend the day in meditation, instruction and contemplation Take care of the Earth and she will take care of ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:24 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • DIOCESE OF BROKEN BAY CHARITY RACE DAY Thursday October 27 The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford Luncheon beginning at noon. Tickets $80 per head All monies raised will go to Mary Mac’s Place, Woy Woy. Mary Mac provides ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:23 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • St Martin’s Playgroup You are very Welcome to come and play at St Martin’s Playgroup (starting October 17, 2016) Mondays 9am-10am 147 Prahran Ave, Davidson This informal play time will be ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:20 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist News Thank you to all those who attended the Thanksgiving Mass for Catechists last weekend. What a wonderful response we had and a great witness to the Parish Community.  As Deacon ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:19 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • CATECHIST GEM Jesus asked that we “…spread the Good News to the whole world”. To be a Christian, is to want to share this ‘Good News’ of God’s love with everyone
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:14 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal ...This weekend our parish will be holding the annual Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal. This year our appeal reaches out to support local community leaders in Papua New Guinea  Please ...
                Posted 28 Sep 2016, 04:09 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Youth News - Minute to WIN ..Calling all year 7’s to our Minute to WIN on October 1st at the OLGC Parish Centre, after the 5:30pm Year 7 mass. Bring along a friend and ...
                Posted 22 Sep 2016, 21:35 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Acolyte and Senior Server Roster St Martin's ...- .... there is a new roster for Acolytes and Senior Serversand is available in  the racks at the back of the vestibuleor on Parish Website.
                Posted 15 Sep 2016, 23:21 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              Showing posts 1 - 12 of 16. View more »

              For full list of our current and past news items click here>>>>
              or download our bulletin.