Parish Staff

(if a specific phone number has not been listed for a particular member of staff then they may be contacted via the Parish Office)

Parish Priest

Fr Peter Dowd

Assistant Priest

Fr Anselam Lakra HGN

Welcome to New Parishioners

Parish Secretary

Dennis Porteous

Assistant Parish Secretary (voluntary)

Maree Balzulat

Pastoral Care Assistant

Maree Balzulat

Family Ministry

Gail Gill
0417 693 887

Youth Minister Coordinator


Sacramental Programme Coordinator/s

Parish Office - Epping

29 Oxford Street
Epping NSW 2121
PO Box 369 Epping 1710
Phone: (02) 9876 2853 Fax: (02) 9868 5413

Parish Office Hours

Monday 9 - 4
Tuesday 9 - 4
Wednesday 9 - 4
Thursday 9 - 4
Friday 9 - 4

Our Parish School at Epping

Our Lady Help of Christians
Parish Primary School
29 Oxford Street
Epping NSW 2121
P.O. Box 653 Epping 1710
Phone: (02) 9868 3322 Fax: (02) 9868 5035
School Principal: Mrs Mary Hor

Our Parish School at Carlingford

St Gerard Majellas
Parish Primary School
543 North Rocks Road
Carlingford NSW 2118
Phone: (02) 9871 1633 Fax: (02) 9872 4871
School Principal: Mrs Ann Milling

After hours sick calls

Outside Parish Office hours both our Parish Office phone numbers automatically divert to Fr Peter or Fr Geoff at home. In the event that they are unavailable an answering machine will record your message. However, please restrict office and other routine enquiries to office hours.

If you need a priest urgently call 1300PRIEST (1300 774 378)

Who to contact?

For baptisms, finances, bulletin, rosters: Maree
For appointments with Fr Peter, weddings, house blessings: Maree
For funerals, Communion at home, pastoral needs: Parish Office
For CANA, Antioch & all Youth matters Patrick
For First Reconciliation, Confirmation & First Communion: Sac. Prog Coordinators