Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Epping & Carlingford!

faith development  

In our community we believe that faith grows in small groups where we can come together to reflect, to ask questions, and to help each other find answers in the light of Catholic faith. Over the last few years these small groups have been forming which are now part of our yearly program. Some of these small groups are:

Lenten program – March-April

A 6-week reflection on the scripture readings of Lent. This year we will have available the Lenten program from Brisbane diocese to reflect on the weekly gospels and hear the personal reflections and stories of people.

Alpha – May-June

Alpha is a great way to ask those deep and meaningful questions in a small group environment, enjoy the company of others sharing a meal with them, watch a video about people's faith journey and their testimonies.

Unlock the Mysteries of the Bible - second half of the year

This has been a successful program where the bible is unpacked in 8-week program guided by a bible timeline, user manual and a small group led discussion.

Men of St Joseph - Thursday nights

To discuss and reflect on Faith related dilemmas, from a man’s point of view.

Bible study group - Friday mornings

This group meets throughout the year, to reflect on the scriptures of each Sunday.

Bible reading via WhatsApp - Daily

This podcast is about 20-25 mins a day. This is a great way to listen to God’s Word.

These small groups will continue to meet face to face in Epping or Carlingford, and some online, with both daytime and evening sessions offered, to give you opportunity to join in. If you've thought to join but never got around to it, why not make 2022 the year! Or if you are already part of a group, we hope you continue in 2022 and even go as far to invite someone to join you! There will be more to come on our Parish Faith Formation Team and Programmes. Stay tuned here: Grow in Faith

Romans 10:17 ~ So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God 

Churches Open - COVIDSafe Practices

As per the NSW Government roadmap, churches are open to everyone and no density limits apply. Masks are are strongly encouraged, particularly when physical distancing is not possible. Electronic check-in using the Service NSW app, a Service NSW Check-in card, or a computer tablet remain mandatory and will be at the door of each church. There will be welcomers at each weekend Mass to assist you. Singing is permitted by all.

Office Relocation

The Epping Parish Office has now closed and decades worth of stuff has been relocated to our temporary office at Carlingford. We thank you for your patience as we got everything up and running at the new office. Our parish office number has been ported across and stays the same at 9876 2853. Please note Our Lady Help of Christians Church remains open and all Mass & liturgical schedules remain the same.

Regular Parish Mass and Liturgical Times at Both Churches

Monday 9.30am Mass St Gerard’s
  6.00pm Reconciliation and Adoration OLHC
Tuesday 12.15pm Mass OLHC
Wednesday 9.30am Mass St Gerard’s
  6.00pm Mass OLHC
Thursday 9.30am Mass St Gerard’s
   12.15pm Mass  OLHC
 Friday  9.30am Mass  St Gerard’s
   12.15pm Mass  OLHC
   7.30pm  Reconciliation and Adoration  St Gerard’s
 Saturday  9.15am Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation  OLHC
   5.00pm Vigil Mass   OLHC
   6.00pm Vigil Mass  St Gerard’s
 Sunday  7.45am Mass  St Gerard’s
   8.30am Mass  OLHC
   9.30am Mass  St Gerard’s
   10.15am Mass  OLHC
   6.00pm Mass  OLHC