The Catholic Parish of Frenchs Forest

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 Fr Shiju, Fr Satheesh or myself, or browse our website.

We want you to feel at home with us. - Fr Jose

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’.

Here at Frenchs Forest Parish we offer many opportunities for personal growth,

spiritual enrichment and social interaction.

The CHURCH IS OPEN and we would love to see you. We do not have the full numbers as yet and we miss all the familiar faces and hope to meet new people over the next few months.

Mass Online

We will not be doing Mass online however here is the link for the Diocesan Masses at Hornsby Cathedral Church -

Daily Mass is live streamed at 7.00am. Sunday Mass is live streamed at 9.30am at link below https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNenwlfI7i14XB9TsVBrLvQ/videos

If you or a loved one are admitted to Northern Beaches Hospital and would like our priests to visit, please contact one of our Priests or the Parish Office to arrange a visit.

Greetings from Fr Jose…………

Next weekend we begin the month of November and during this Month we remember those who have died.

On Monday 2nd November we will celebrate our Remembrance Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel at 7.30pm as well as the Blessings of the Graves at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery at 2pm.

During the whole month of November we will be remembering those who have died at every Mass said in the Parish. If you would like your loved ones remembered you can complete a November Mass Offering envelope and this will be placed on the altar at each Mass during November.

Over the next two weekends 95 Parish Children will receive their First Holy Communion.

We congratulate them and thank their parents for bringing them to their Sacramental Preparation and assisting the children to complete their Sacraments of Initiation.

On Tuesday 3rd November we celebrate the Feast of St Martin de Porres, our Patron Saint of Davidson community and school. We will celebrate the Feast on Sunday 8thNovember at

St Martin’s Church at 8.30am and 6pm Masses, all are welcome.

Let us dedicate Month of October for our families and parish to recite the rosary in the evening with us. The efforts will strengthen us and Blessed Mary will intercede for us every day.

We invite everyone to pray the rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament and receive the blessing of the Eucharistic Lord through

Benediction OLGC Forestville -October 21 to 30 _ 7.30 PM

OLGC Forestville -31 October, Saturday, Vigil Mass and Rosary Procession

Reflection

Did you notice that Our Lord does not command us to love ‘God’? No, we are to love ‘the Lord your God’, the One who rescued the Jewish people from slavery. The resurrection of Jesus Christ reveals the Lord God as the liberator from the apparent final dominance of death. Loving such a liberator is the natural response. So, ‘Love the Lord your God’.

Then Our Lord does not command us to love our neighbour! Rather, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ But who is ‘yourself’? In the wonderful story-telling of Genesis, we are told that Adam, an earthen statue, had Divine Breath breathed into the nostrils, creating him as a human being. We earthlings are conceived with the Divine Breath at the core of our being.

The challenge for you and for me is to see ‘yourself’ in that way, and thereafter every human being whose lives we can affect: the neighbour. And in today’s global world, the neighbour can be a person in a society geographically or culturally distant.

What actions can we take to better love our neighbour as we love ourselves?

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