Parent & Parish News Week 7

It is amazing how fast this year is going. We are so lucky to have such a vibrant school with such wonderful parents.

This Friday, 22 March we look forward to getting together with parents for a cuppa and a chat. Everyone is welcome to come along and socialise. See you in the playground at 2:40pm.

Please feel invited to attend the 1,2,3, Magic and Emotion Coaching parenting sessions that are coming up early next term. For further details refer to the flyer below:

Parish news

We congratulate all the children who recently made their first reconciliation. It was a celebration of love and forgiveness. Thank you to the parents who worked with their children to prepare them for the occasion. Thank you also to the wonderful teachers who came along and supported and assisted at the liturgy.

Next week is the most special week in the Churches year. Holy week begins on Sunday with Palm Sunday. All families are welcome to the Sunday 10am Mass and Father Joseph would love some children to help lead the palm procession. It is a wonderful event and we would appreciate if children could come at 9:50 to be ready to lead the palm procession.

Easter is a special time for family and friends and it is a special time when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus.

The Parish of Frenchs Forest has a number of celebrations happening for Easter and everyone is invited.

Have a wonderful week and a Safe and Holy Easter.

Holy Week Celebrations at Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish

Palm Sunday: 24 March 2024

  • Normal Mass Times

Chrism Mass: Tuesday 26 March,2024

  • 7:30pm at OLOR Cathedral, Waitara, Hornsby

Holy Thursday: 28 March 2024

  • 7.30 pm at St. Martin’s Davidson & OLGC, Forestville.

Good Friday: 29 March 2024

  • 10.00 am.
    • OLGC Traditional Stations of the Cross
    • Martin’s – Youth Re-enactment.
    • Anthony’s – Outdoor
  • 3.00 pm Passion of the Lord.
  • 7.00 pm Taize Prayer around the Cross at St. Martin’s.

Holy Saturday 30 March 2024.

  • 9.30 am Morning Prayer at OLGC.
  • 7.30 pm Easter Vigil at OLGC, Forestville.

Easter Sunday 31 March 2024

  • 8.30 am- St. Martin’s, Davidson
  • 9.00 am- St. Anthony’s, Terrey Hills.
  • 10.00 am- OLGC, Forestville.

Susanne Bragge

Parent Engagement Coordinator.


RE Matters – from Allison Houston

Welcome to Ivana who is our new parish secretary, and also a parent here at OLGC. We are thrilled to have you on board and supporting our Parish and faith community.

Project Compassion

Well done to all our devoted fundraising across the community. Please keep up your efforts and collecting what you can to donate to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Donation boxes will be due back to school for

Together, we can make a difference now, and for all future generations.

Family Masses

Thank you to all who could attend our Stage 1 (Year 1 + 2) Family Mass last Sunday. It was a beautiful Mass presided over by Father Satheesh and the students were full of smiles. Please note on your calendars the dates below for each hosting stage for the rest of the year.

Dates for 2024

Term Date Mass Type Music by Stage
1 11 February Parish Family Mass Parish ALL
1 10 March School Family Mass Sarah Webster Stage 1
2 12 May Parish Family Mass Parish ALL
2 9 June

(long weekend)

School Family Mass Sarah Webster Seniors
3 11 August Parish Family Mass Parish ALL
3 8 September School Family Mass Sarah Webster Stage 2
4 10 November Parish Family Mass Parish ALL
4 8 December School Family Mass Sarah Webster Kindy

Altar Servers

After Easter, I will be calling all Altar Servers.

In the words of Pope Francis, this is the year of prayer. Please continue to strengthen your relationship with God as it brings us strength and guidance.

Kind regards,

Allison Houston.

Religious Education Coordinator