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.

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Gerard Majella’s Primary School Carlingford 50 Year Celebrations The 50 year celebrations take place today Sunday, 19th October 2014. The celebration will begin with the 10am Mass, followed by an opportunity to visit classrooms displays, enjoy a well cooked BBQ, music and games for the children as well as many other exciting activities. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend as we thank God for the wonderful people who have contributed to the school over many years, the commitment of our teachers and the various ways the Good News of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed, lived and shared amongst our young people throughout the past fifty years. Our congratulations to Ann Milling, staff, parents, children and the 50 year Committee for the hard work and enormous amount of preparation they have put into today’s event.
This week's parish bulletin
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