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

Feast of 
Our Lady of Good Counsel

OLGC 10am Sunday April 30


Bishop Peter Comensoli will be celebrating this Mass 
with Fr Jose, Fr Joy and Fr Michael. 
The children of OLGC & St Martin’s will be joining us for this 
special occasion. 
This will be followed by the 
Parish Gathering with the Bishop 
at 11am in OLGC Hall. 
Please join u.s for this whole -of-parish event as we celebrate the feast day of one of our parish 3 patron saints.



PLEASE NOTE 
There will be NO other morning Masses in our parish this day








Stations of the Cross 2017
Presented by the Youth of the Parish

Stations of the Cross 2017


Bishop Peter Comensoli's Easter Message


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
 
  •  April 30 Sunday – Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel at OLGC at 10am Mass 
  • May 2 & 9 Tuesday - Pause and Reflect – Parish centre OLGC (2 weeks) 
  • May  17 & 24 Wednesday –Pause and Reflect - St Martin’s Church Foyer (2 weeks) 
  • June 3 / 4 & 10/11  – First Holy Communions at all Parish Masses 
  • June 4  – Pentecost Sunday 
  • June 6 & 13 Tuesday – Pause and Reflect – Parish Centre OLGC (2 weeks) 
  • 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 Sunday – celebrate the Feast day of St Martin de Porres at 9.00 am Mass 
  • November 24-26 – Combined Youth Retreat 
  • December 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

              • Welcome Bishop Peter to Frenchs Forest Parish. ...FRIDAY APRIL 28 - SUNDAY APRIL 30.We warmly welcome Bishop Peter Comensoli to Frenchs Forest Parish this weekend. During this pastoral visitation the Bishop is particularly keen to meet parishioners ...
                Posted by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel OLGC 10am Sunday April 30 ...Bishop Peter Comensoli will be celebrating this Mass with Fr Jose, Fr Joy and Fr Michael. The children of OLGC & St Martin’s will be joining us for this special ...
                Posted by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • MAY 7 - GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY 2017 ..Next Sunday is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In Pope Francis’ letter for this day he writes ...“ Dear brothers and sisters, today we can regain fervour in preaching ...
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              • ENCOUNTER COURSE ...This ENCOUNTER course explore what it means to evangelise – to bring Jesus to the world, and to call people into relationship with Christ and to active discipleship.Date: Tuesday 2 ...
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              • CHOIR PRACTICES - PLEASE NOTE CHANGES .....EVENING CHOIR PRACTICES NOW BOTH ON WEDNESDAYS1st Wednesdays 7.30pm at St Martin’s & 3rd Wednesdays at OLGC.Our next practice date WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY St Martin’s 7 ...
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              • Thank You from Caritas ..Please return your Project Compassion boxes or envelopes, as soon as possible. Through your generosity you are helping to empower our most vulnerable neighbours worldwide to build a better future ...
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              • Catechist News To our parish catechists for Term 2. We look forward to seeing you all at our TERM 2 CATECHIST MEETING on Wednesday 10th May at 7.30pm in St Martin ...
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              • CATECHIST GEM Pope Francis has reminded us that we grow in discipleship by doing, by living the Gospel we have received. This ministry of the catechist is a sure pathway of personal ...
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              • AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN’S MENTORING LAUNCH ... DATE: Saturday May 20, 2017 TIME: Mass 5.30 pmLaunch from 7pm in AuditoriumVENUE: Mary MacKillop Place North Sydney7-11 Mount St, North Sydney.TICKETS: Attendance at ...
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              • Singing Up Country 2017 Dinner ...Friday 2nd June 2017, 6.30pm – 9.30pm St Anthony in the Fields Church, 46 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills.$50 includes Dinner and performance by Johnny Nicol, great jazz guitarist ...
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              • Friends of Alas Appeal ...Friends of Alas have organised their annual appeal for the weekend of 6/7 May.Your generous support is requested for this disadvantaged community in Timor.Most of the money ...
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              • ENCOUNTER COURSE This ENCOUNTER course explore what it means to evangelise – to bring Jesus to the world, and to call people into relationship with Christ and to active discipleship.Date: Tuesday 2 ...
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