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
  • 25/26 June - First Communion Masses at OLGC & St Martin’s.
  • 25/26 June - Vinnies Winter Appeal at OLGC 
  • 1 July 9.15 am - First Friday Mass OLGC & St Martin’s 
  • 2 July 5.30 pm - Yr 7 Reunion - Treasure Hunt at OLGC Parish Centre
  • 2/3 July - Vinnies Winter Appeal at St Martin’s & St Anthony’s
  • 3 July - Parish Legion of Mary 1st Anniversary - Mass 10am OLGC 
  • 17 July 5.30pm - Youth Worship Night at St Martin’s

Winter Mass Times 
Please note that from this weekend our Winter Mass times commence as follows:
· 5.30 pm Vigil Mass at St Anthony’s.
· 5.30 pm Sunday evening Mass at St Martin’s.

- Fr Jose

Dates for the Diary for 2016 in 
French's Forest Catholic Parish 
  • 4 August – 22 September - Pause and Reflect – Thomas Merton –– (8 weeks) 
  • 14 August – Celebrate Feast of the Assumption with Curry Night in OLGC Hall – Welcome back WYD candidates 
  • 28 August – Migrants and Refugees Sunday 
  • 2 Nov - All Souls Day 
  • 6 November – celebrate the Feast day of St Martin de Porres at 10am Mass 
  • 20 November – Celebration for end of Year of Mercy 
  • 10 December – Parish Christmas Carols – OLGC Hall

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

              • Congratulations To all the children who celebrate their First              Communion this week-end.  “ I am the Living Bread that came down from Heaven. .                                     Whoever eats this Bread will Live Forever.” John ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:23 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Ambrose Centre for Religious Liberty Will a new government protect religious liberty? What is the fundamental importance of religious liberty? The Ambrose Centre for Religious Liberty in conjunction with the Diocese of Broken Bay invites ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:22 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • WYD - Pilgrim Blessing Mass ..will be held on Tuesday June 28 at 7.30 pm at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara for all pilgrims, leaders and our Diocesan community. Please continue to ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:14 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Vinnies OLGC - Winter Appeal - This Weekend St Vincent de Paul’s OLGC Winter Appeal Is taking place this week-end.  
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:12 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Worship Night: July 17 Get Excited we will be having a Worship Night on the 17th of July after the 5:30pm Youth Mass at St Martin’s. The night will involve Music, Games ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:10 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • YOUTH NEWS... Youth Group Leaders Have you always wanted to work with young people? Do you enjoy youth groups, are enthusiastic about your faith and can volunteer your time on a weekend? Our Youth Ministry ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:08 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • YOUTH NEWS .. Parent Support Volunteer Our Youth Ministry is looking for parishioners to help out on youth group nights, events and activities in our parish. We are looking for people with a passion for young ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:06 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Choir Practice There will be NO EVENING PRACTICES during July, Evening Practice will commence again on Wednesday 3rd August. Next daytime practice: 1.30 pm, Tues June 28 @ OLGC
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:03 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Year 7 Reunion Treasure Hunt July 2 ...Our next year 7 Reunion will be held on the 2nd of July after the 5:30 Mass in the OLGC Parish Centre We will be having a Treasure Hunt ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 23:01 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Catechist News As we get close to the end of Term 2, Maureen and I would like to thank all Catechists who have given of their time to take extra classes. Term ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 22:57 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Sacramental Program As the Sacramental Program comes to an end and the children celebrate their special day making their First Holy Communion. We congratulate the children and their parents for their enthusiastic ...
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 22:49 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
              • Vinnies Winter Appeal St Vincent de Paul’sSt Martin’s & St Anthony’s Winter Appeal will take place on July 2/3
                Posted 23 Jun 2016, 22:46 by Parish Bulletin at FFCP
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