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

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.

Calendar for
2017 Year of Friendship in French's Forest
  • February 28 February – 4 April – Lenten Program Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks 
  • March 1  – Ash Wednesday 
  • March 3 Friday – 24 hours Adoration - OLGC
  • March 4  5.30 pm     Spark Night for Youth Yrs 7-8, OLGC
  • March 17 Friday – First Reconciliation – Sacramental program 
  • March 18 Saturday – Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Mass 5.30pm followed by dinner in the Hall 
  • March  25 Saturday – Feast of Annunciation – Blessing of Pregnant mothers at 5.30 pm Mass OLGC 
  •  April 5 Wednesday – Second Rite of Reconciliation for Easter 
  •  April  8 Saturday – Special child friendly Liturgy for families – 3pm in OLGC church 16 April – Easter Sunday
  •  April 27 Thursday  – Parent Information Night for First Eucharist 
  •  April 28 Sunday – Divine Mercy Sunday - 2.30pm – 3.30pm Special Service at OLGC 
  •  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

              • Season of Lent ...The season of Lent starts this week on Wednesday 1 March. It lasts for 40 days (46 including the Sundays), It is a time to take up the invitation to ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:25 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Project Compassion As Pope Francis said, “Love of God and love of our neighbour is one and the same thing.” You will be helping to empower our world’s most vulnerable neighbours ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:20 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • 24 hour Adoration Our 24 Hours will begin directly after the 9.15 am Mass at OLGC on Friday 3 March and finish Saturday 9am. We need people who love Jesus to roster ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:17 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES 1 MARCH ...Mass on Ash Wednesday will be held atOLGC 9.15AM & 7.30 PMDAVIDSON……….9.15 AM TERREY HILLS….10.15 AM 
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:15 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Sacramental Program Our Parish children will be  attending their second session for preparation of FIRST RECONCILIATION.This week the children will reflect on their choices and that if they don’t choose ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:12 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist News This weekend the Diocese celebrates Catechist Sunday. In our Parish we will celebrate this on 11/12 March as we Commission our Catechists that weekend. As our Catechists begin another ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:08 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist Gem Catechists dedicate themselves to be more like Christ, in their thoughts and actions. May the light of Christ shine forth in them so that all those they teach may see ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:06 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Youth news…… Get excited!!Our next month will also be packed to the rafters. Spark will be meeting on Sat 4th March at 6:30pm after the 5:30pm mass in the ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 20:03 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Healing Service ...WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 at OLGC Following 9.15 Mass. Families are invited to bring members of their families to this special service. Morning tea will follow.
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 19:57 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • St Patrick’s Day ...Saturday 18 March [after 5.30 pm Mass] Join us for our annual St Patrick’s Day celebration in the OLGC Hall. BYO & bring a plate & glasses. To help us ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 19:56 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Parishioners are warmly welcome to come along and join in the World Day of Prayer with our brothers and sisters from the different Churches of the Forest. World day of ...
                Posted 22 Feb 2017, 19:53 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Diocesan Pastoral Care Course CatholicCare Broken Bay will be offering a free Diocesan Pastoral Care Course on five consecutive Wednesday in March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, between 9:00am and 3:00pm ...
                Posted 16 Feb 2017, 20:02 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
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