Welcome Guests

Welcome to the online presence of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry, where you can find information about who we are and what we’re up to.

Situated to the north of Newcastle, NSW, the Parish sits astride the Great Lakes, and is part of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The Parish acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which it is located, the Worimi people, and pays respect to their elders, past and present.

Our Mission Statement:

~To be an affectionate, caring, loving, faith-filled, Christian community, growing as one through small groups~

Mass registrations are now online through our website

Our current Mass times are Saturday 5.00pm, Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am and 12noon. Attendance is through online registration only before 3pm Friday.

Send us your email to receive the 8am Sunday Mass live stream link.

The Holy Name Church is open from 9am- 3pm Mon- Fri for private prayer. You are strongly encouraged to use the QR code linked to the Service NSW app to check in and out of the church.

We celebrate Baptism for children on most Sundays of the year, in between each of the Masses at 9.15am, 11.15am & 1.15pm.

Before celebrating their baptism we ask the parents or guardians to attend a Baptism Preparation meeting, which is held on the second Monday of each month at 7pm in the Parish Meeting Room.

Baptisms can be booked in by completing our online submission form.

Our Parish offers a Sacramental Program for children that commences when they turn seven years old. One Sacrament is celebrated each year over a three year period starting with Reconciliation, followed by Confirmation and finishing with First Holy Communion.

All children are to be prepared for the Sacraments by their parents in a Parish-based program organised by the Parish Sacramental Team.

Sacramental Program bookings are through our online submission form.

In marriage couples devote themselves to God through commitment to each other and then in turn to their family life.

A Catholic marriage ceremony may be either a ‘Nuptial Mass’ or a ‘Wedding Ceremony’, and must be witnessed by a Priest or a Deacon.

Marriages may be conducted in our church and every effort will be made to try to accommodate requests for times, locations and a particular celebrant.

Marriages can be booked in through our online submission form.

Becoming a Catholic is a spiritual journey that is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process, which takes place within our Parish community, is about developing a closer relationship with God. The steps of this spiritual journey are highlighted by a number of ceremonies or ‘rites’ which help an aspiring Catholic to experience the love and support of a caring faith community.

If you would like to begin the process of RCIA, please contact the Parish Office.