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, or myself, or browse our website.

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

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.

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Reflection

We all have dreams for the future, dreams about success and well-being. We all want a better world for our children and grandchildren. Our religious tradition sets before us aspirations that call for personal transformation. However, sometimes when we follow the inspiration of our most devout aspirations, obstacles are thrown in our path preventing us from following our dreams. Still, God does not call us out of our dreams into a vacuum. If we are asked to relinquish a possible future, it is only to be offered God’s future. Our aspirations may be noble, but the possibilities that God offers will outstrip them in excellence. Abraham was promised an heir; he relinquished his hold on his heir, and he was granted heirs beyond counting. Jesus came as a Rabbi; he allowed himself to be handed over to death, and he was revealed as the beloved Son of God.

In today’s Gospel we hear again the story of the transfiguration of Jesus, this knits together traditions of Israel’s past, insights into Jesus’ identity, and a glimpse into eschatological fulfilment. We who are already joined to Christ will be asked to recommit ourselves to this transformative experience. Do we have faith, or do we need a glimpse of Christ’s transfiguration in order to believe in his resurrection? Do we have to see and touch Jesus, or are we able to believe because we have heard his message? God’s future in Christ is open to us, but we must accept it in faith, even when we do not fully understand what it means.

Lenten Program at FFCP

  • Adoration:

    • OLGC: Every Monday to Friday 8.45 am to 9.10 am

    • OLGC: 12 Hour Adoration March the 5 from 7:30am to 7:30pm (Morning Mass on Friday March 5 will be at 7.30am (not 9.15 am) to Start 12 hour adoration)

  • Stations of the Cross:

    • Thursday, 5.00 pm at St. Anthony’s

    • Friday OLGC 7.30 pm

  • Lenten Reflections:

    • February 16- March 23 on Tuesdays 7 pm to 8 pm at St Martins Church

  • Reconciliation:

    • OLGC Every Friday at 7:00 pm

    • Second Rite of Reconciliation: March 25 at St. Martin’s 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm

  • Light is On

    • OLGC & St. Martin’s churches are opened from 8 am to 4.00 pm for private visits

PARISH SECRETARY, FRENCHS FOREST PARISH FULL TIME

Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish is seeking to recruit a full time Parish Secretary.

This key role provides support in visitor and telephone reception, communications, records and archives maintenance, general administration, financial processes, meeting and event organisation, and compliance requirements.

The ideal candidate will have excellent people and office administration skills; excellent Microsoft Office skills and database experience. You’ll also have a good understanding of, and commitment to, Catholic values and teachings.

Previous experience in a similar position would be well regarded.

For further details, see the Diocesan website: www.bbcatholic.org.au/people/positions-vacant Applications close: Monday, 8 March.

The successful applicant must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to undertake a National Police History Check and Working With Children Check

Covid Update

(Current Status)

Church Limits

  • OLGC– 240

  • St Martin’s - 180

  • St Anthony’s - 120

You still have to regiter when you attending any event in the parish, including when attending Mass.

You will need to use the Services NSW QR Code to register when you enter the Church.

You will need to have the Services NSW App on your phone. This is easy to download.

Please help us by registering with your Smart Phone with the QR Code when you come to Mass.

We realise that some people do not have a Smart phone, we will still have paper sign on sheets for those people.

It is IMPORTANT that EVERYONE who enters the Church registers with the QR Code or on the Paper list.

Masks are no longer Mandatory however are highly recommended.

Please do not become complacent and make sure you continue to be vigilant.

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.

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