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
  • 22-31 Oct 7.00 pm Rosary, Grotto grounds of OLGC
  • 27 Oct 7.30 pm Catechists’ 4th Term Meeting, OLGC Parish Centre
  • 2 Nov 2.00 pm Blessing of the Graves, Frenchs Forest Cemetery
  • 2 Nov 7.00pm All Souls Day, Remembrance Mass, OLGC 
  • 5 Nov 5.30 pm Year 7 Youth Mass and Night, OLGC Parish Centre
  • 6 Nov 9.00am Feast of St Martin de Porres Mass, St Martin’
  • 20 November          Celebration for end of Year of Mercy 
  • 10 December          Parish Christmas Carols – OLGC Hall
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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

              • Urgently Needed ...Communion to the Sick Ministers are urgently needed at OLGC. Please ring Parish Office 9451 5097 9451 5097
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:58 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Reflection.. Luke 18: 9-14  Jesus tells the parable of the proud Pharisee who prayed from his self-importance and the tax collector who prayed humbly. This week Jesus addresses attitude ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:56 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Year 7 Night ....Our next Year 7 Night is on 5th November after the 5.30pm Year 7 Youth Mass OLGC parish centre. Bring a change of clothes as you will be getting ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:53 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • All Souls Day.. 2nd November...Blessing of the Graves at French's Forest Cemetery 2PM, registrations from 1:45PMRemembrance Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel 7PMIf you would like your ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:50 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Columban mission Institute Parishioners are invited to a reception and conversation with Fr Sean McDonagh on Friday 11th November 1pm, for 1.30pm start concluding 3.30pm at Australian Catholic University, Level 16 ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:45 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • National Church Life Survey 2016 This week-end our parish will be participating in the National Church Life Survey. The purpose of this survey is to help churches to be more vital and effective. Through ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:40 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist News Catechists 4th Term Meeting will be held on Thursday 27 October at OLGC Parish Centre – 7.30 pm. We look forward to meeting up with all our Parish catechists as ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:37 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist Gem DID YOU REALISE YOU HAVE THE QUALITIES TO BE A CATECHIST? How do I get involved?...........If you think you would like to get involved and be part of this ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:35 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Save the Date - Carols.. Saturday December 10  5.30 pm Outdoor Mass & Christmas Carols OLGC School Grounds
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:33 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Advent through the eyes of sacred art Venue: St Anthony in the Fields When: Thursday evenings 7pm - 8pm November 24….Hope Dec 1st….Love Dec 8th ….Joy Dec 15th …..Peace The season of Advent can be overlooked ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:31 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • VINNIES CLOTHING APPEAL ... is on again! Collection Bags are now available at the back of the church. Please take one home and fill it with your surplus clothes and return next week-end ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 19:02 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • SERRA VOCATIONS MASS ....will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 October at Sacred Heart Church, Pymble. Fr Paul Durkin PP St Agatha’s Parish Pennant Hills and Diocesan Vocations Director will ...
                Posted 19 Oct 2016, 18:26 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
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