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.
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.
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