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.
2nd January 2021 Covid Update
As we heard from the Premier today, restrictions have now eased.
The Churches will reopen tomorrow 3rd January.
Mass times will be 8.30am & 6pm St Martin’s, 9am St Anthony’s at 10am OLGC
We have reduced numbers again, 100 for OLGC, 95 for St Martin’s and 60 for St Anthonys
It is now mandated that we MUST wear masks, please bring your own mask.
Weekday Masses next week will take place at;
OLGC Monday to Saturday and on Wednesday at St Anthony’s.
We look forward to seeing you.
Fr Jose Philip OSH
THANK YOU Fr. JOSE
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B 16/17 January
Today we consider the call to discipleship. The readings outline the various stages of this call and provide a sketch of some of the characteristics of each stage: the invitation, the discerning process and the resulting transformation.
The call is an invitation from God. It might come to us as inner sensitivity, a kind of a dream or inspiration. Our interest might be captured by a person or an event that first attracts us and then beckons us to investigate further. It can come in the innocence and naivete of childhood, in the vigour of young adulthood, or in the wisdom of years. It comes when God calls.
The second stage involves discernment. Most of us need help recognising moments of religious importance and so we seek out women and men who are practised in the ways of God, who can help us test the spirit. They might be recognised religious leaders or prophetic guides, or they could be friends or loved ones who know us well and who are also attuned to the workings of God in their own lives.
Finally, when we respond to the call, we discover that we no longer belong solely to ourselves; as disciples, we belong to the body of Christ. We belong to the reign of God; we are now part of the mission of Christ. As disciples, we are called to proclaim to the world the justice of God. What a glorious honour this is!
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