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.
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Calendar for
2017 Year of Friendship in French's Forest
 
  • March 25 Saturday – Feast of Annunciation – Blessing of Pregnant mothers at 5.30 pm Mass OLGC
  •  March 28 7.00 pm - HOPE Lenten Program  Session 5, St Martin’s
  •  April 1 6.30 pm Spark Mystery Night, for Yrs 7/8, OLGC 
  •  April 4 7.00 pm HOPE Lenten Program Session 6, St Martin’s 
  •  April 4 7.30 pm Liturgy Meeting, Parish Office 
  •  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

              • Gospel Reflection As we did last week, we are reading today from the Gospel of John. In today's Gospel, the healing of the man born blind invites us to focus on ...
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              • PASTORAL VISITATION OF BISHOP PETER COMENSOLI TO FRENCHS FOREST PARISH Bishop Peter Comensoli will be visiting our parish from Friday April 28 - Sunday 30, 2017. The Bishop’s primary concern will be to hear what the Parish is achieving and ...
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              • DEACON PETER’S NEW POSITION: ... Deacon Peter, who has been serving our parish since 2014, has been given an additional role by Bishop Peter Comensoli. From next week he will be serving the Diocese of ...
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              • Project Compassion... With Limited support in Vietnam for the education and social inclusion of children with disabilities, young Nguyet lived an isolated life. Then, through a neighbour, her family became involved with ...
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              • Youth news…… Get excited!!Our Next Spark night for year 7 & 8 students will be on the 1st April at OLGC Parish centre. Jez has something special planned for the evening. Bring ...
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              • Holy Week Schedule Reconciliation:During Lent Reconciliation is offered everyday half an hour before week day and and weekend Masses at all churches.Wednesday 5 APRIL: 2nd RITE OF RECONCILIATION:7.30 pm ...
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              • Catechist News Over the next few weeks Catechists will be handing out flyers informing the children and their families about the Parish Easter celebrations. We look forward to welcoming these families during ...
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              • Catechist Gem We asked some parents “What are your expectations for your child’s learning in Catholic SRE this year?” ….we had many replies: - “A better understanding in our Catholic Faith”. “That ...
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              • Sacramental Program 140 children made their First Reconciliation last week. The children were well prepared for this Sacrament. Thank you to all those who helped teach the children about God’s unconditional ...
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              • WYVERN MUSIC FORESTVILLE Ensemble Aspherical brings Celestial Music to Forestville. Sunday April 30, 4.00pm OLGC Church.Tickets available at the door from 3.30pm of concert.Enquiries: Wyvern Music Forestville 9416.5234
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              • Celebration of Second Scrutiny We will be celebrating the second of the RCIA scrutinies at St Martin’s this weekend. These rites complete the candidates conversion and deepen their resolve to hold fast to ...
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