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.

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>Welcome to our Parish of Epping and Carlingford made up of our two worshipping communities of St Gerard Majella’s at Carlingford and Our Lady Help of Christians at Epping. If you visiting today we are glad that you are with us, and we hope that our celebrations of the Eucharist together will provide both nourishment and challenge on your Christian journey.

Children’s Sacramental Journey - First Eucharist 2018

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the following children who will celebrate their First Eucharist with us this weekend in St. Gerard’s:
Angelina Attinger, Zara Bywater, Emilie Coleman, Ryan Coleman, Joseph Ilagan, Joshua Lillis, Sienna Lillis, Dominic Ryan, Eliza Sharp, Patrick Thomas, Lucas Bishop, Avalyn Browning, Harry Byrne, Alexia Crestani, Orlando Cugola, Harrison Cullen, Jack Griffin, Sarah Hayek, Thomas Lawler, Jade Macdouall, Lachlan McDonald, Jemima McNicol, Maddison Minard, Adriano Mirabella, Lucinda Murphy, Myla O'Neill, Benjamin Perry, Michael Perry, Rachael Raad, Charlotte Ryan, Isaac Samaha, Hannah Scarfe, John Semaan and Audrey Snow.

The parish would very much like to thank the parents and carers, our Parish Staff, School Principals, Ann Milling and Dominique O’Sullivan, teachers, catechists and facilitators/volunteers who have helped these children prepare for their First Eucharist. A special thank-you also to our sacristans, servers, music ministry, school choirs and those who operate the PowerPoint presentation, for their assistance in making this celebration memorable for the families!

Most importantly a really big thank you to our Sacramental Coordinators Lynn Siau and newly arrived Marcella Letteri for the wonderful way they have guided and supported our children and their families over these past six weeks.

First Eucharist will be celebrated in our parish for the rest of June at the following dates and times:
· Saturday, 16th June at 6pm in St. Gerard Majella’s Church;
· Sunday, 17th June at 9:30am in St. Gerard Majella’s Church;
· Saturday, 23rd June at 5pm in Our Lady Help of Christians’ Church; and
Sunday, 24th June at 10:15am in Our Lady Help of Christians’ Church.

A morning tea celebration prepared by the parish school parents will be held after the above-mentioned morning Masses. All are invited to come and congratulate the children and their families!

Please keep these children and their families in your prayers!

Fr Peter, Fr Anselam & Fr Joey
This week's parish bulletin
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