2016 Christmas Mass Times
Carlingford
Epping
Christmas Eve Children's Mass 6:00pm Christmas Eve Children's Mass 6:00pm
Christmas Eve Night Mass
* Carols from 9:40pm
10:00pm Midnight Mass
* Carols from 11:30pm
12:00am
Christmas Day 7:45am Christmas Day 8:30am
Christmas Day 9:30am Christmas Day 10:15am
Map & Address Map & Address
In the year 2000 the two parishes of Epping and Carlingford entered a common relationship through the sharing of a single Parish Priest. Over the next six or seven years the parishes entered a process of increasing collaboration and sharing of resources and pastoral programmes, including the sharing of a common parish staff. In July 2007 the two parishes formally became one parish with the name of The Catholic Parish of Epping and Carlingford. In the model we are following however we still retain two distinct (though of course collaborating and cooperating) communities within our single parish structure the communities gathered around our two parish churches of St Gerard's at Carlingford and Our Lady Help of Christians' at Epping.

For more information about our way of working as two communities within one parish please click here.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

Blessings and best wishes again for the New Year! I hope you have managed to enjoy or are currently enjoying a well-deserved break with family and friend.

Speaking of holidays Fr Anselam will be leaving for holidays on Monday and will be back on deck in the parish on Thursday 16th February. We wish him a peaceful and enjoyable time with family and friends. During his absence we will have supply priests for our Sunday Masses however I will be managing weekday Masses on my own. Please consult carefully the weekday Mass schedule in the bulletin to see when Communion Services will be necessary to replace the normal scheduled Masses as these could change from week to week especially if a funeral is required. Many thanks for your understanding!

I will bring you up to date with more information on the year ahead here in the parish over the coming weeks.

Fr Peter
AUSTRALIA DAY

falls on Thursday 26th January.


Mass at Carlingford will be at 9:30am

Mass at Epping will be at 12:15am


FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
(Candlemas) :

THURSDAY 2nd FEBRUARY:


we invite everyone to bring along a candle to be blessed (please note that no candles will be provided – please bring along your own candle to be part of your home prayer space).

The blessing of candles before Mass begins and the procession into the church has been part of this feast since medieval times.

Mass (and the blessing of candles) will be celebrated as follows:
9:30am Mass at Carlingford
12:15pm Mass at Epping


Cana Communities
Next weekend, Cana Communities will hold its annual appeal by seeking our help. Cana Communities provides family type support for people from the streets and is one of the largest providers of crisis beds in the inner city. Cana does not receive government funding, instead relies on donations from individuals and groups who support and believe in Cana’s work. Cana needs your help to ensure the work can continue. All donations over $2.- are tax deductible.

This week's parish bulletin
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