The Catholic Parish of
Frenchs Forest

ffcp.org.au

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

New Covid Restrictions as of 4pm 23rd June 2021.

  • Masks will be compulsory in all indoor liturgies and indoor and outdoor organised services and events

  • Singing by congregation is not permitted.

  • The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals, this mean that our churches are limited to the following numbers

OLGC– 120

St Martin’s - 90

St Anthony’s - 60


Reflection

In the Gospel passage this week we hear one of the great nature miracles of Jesus – the calming of the storm.

Some scripture scholars suggest that this story is a construction by the gospel writer to speak directly to the community for whom this gospel was written. The community of the gospel of Mark were consumed with doubt and surrounded by evidence of the world as they knew it falling apart. They were living the metaphor captured in the story: a boat adrift on the sea in the midst of an almighty storm.

The cry of the disciples was the cry of the Christian community: ‘Master, do you not care?’ We all know of times when chaos storms into our life, when we feel we are being swamped whether from outside or from some part of our own personality. Some part of our life is facing death. We may cry out to Jesus “Don’t you care?”. The gospel writer reassures them that God does care about their struggle, but at the same time chastens them for their lack of faith!

JUNE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • 20th June - Feast of St Anthony Sunday 9am Terrey Hills

  • 22nd June - Confirmation information night 7.30pm at OLGC

  • 24th June - Solemnity of John the Baptist Thursday 9.15 Mass

  • 29th June - Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul Tuesday 9.15 Mass

COVID RESTRICTIONS

Physical distancing rules require that we stay 1.5 meters away from people we don't live with.

You are also required to register when entering the church or office.

Please make sure that you register by scanning the QR Code on your phone.

This is the PREFERRED METHOD of registration. Paper registrations should only be used if you do not have a phone.

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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