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.


Propagation of the Faith Appeal

Albeit World Mission Day

World Mission Day is celebrated every year in every country wherever there are Christian communities committed to building a better world for all of God’s people. A world where everyone has all that they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life.

At the time of Pope Benedict XVI, he asked that “the whole People of God to reflect together on the urgency and the importance of the Church’s missionary activity in our day.”

He said “the missionary endeavour is still the first service which the Church owes to humanity today, to orient and evangelise cultural, social and ethnic changes and to offer Christ’s salvation to the men and women of our day humiliated and oppressed in many parts of the world because of endemic poverty, violence and systematic denial of human rights.”

The annual collection will take place in both Carlingford and Epping communities this weekend:

13/14 October 2018

We would like to welcome Roza Vukovich from

Catholic Missions who will be speaking at all Masses.

Envelopes will be in the pews and at the entrance to the churches. Could you please support this collection by giving as generously as possible.

Plenary Council 2020

Notice — Week 4

The Plenary Council 2020 response has begun in our parish. Your voice is needed! Together we are responding to the question: What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? The Plenary Council agenda will be developed from the stories you share and the questions you raise. Have Your Say! Join the conversation about your experiences of faith and the church by: Joining the larger parish gatherings commencing this weekend: EPPING after the 10.15am Mass this Sunday OR after the 10.15 Mass Sunday 21 October OR 7.30pm Thursday 25 October CARLINGFORD after the 9.30am Mass this Sunday OR after the 9.30 Mass Sunday 21 October OR 7.30pm Tuesday 30 October

All people are welcome – come along and bring a friend. If you prefer to host or join a group with friends or your family please contact Lynne
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