Our Lady of the Way



We are a part of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta in Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. If you are new to the Emu Plains area and would like to become a part of our Parish community, we look forward to meeting you at Mass, or please feel free to contact us at any time.

Weekly Mass Times & Reconciliation


Tuesday 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am
Thursday 9.00am with Adoration to follow till 10.00am
Friday 9.00am (Healing Service on the 1st Friday of the month)


Saturday Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am and 9.30am

Saturday 5.00pm

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Thanksgiving Offertory

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17

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Diocesan News

Accompaniment: Words inspired by Pope Francis

A reflection on accompaniment, now viewable on The Well thewell.org.au. [...]

The Vatican is pushing forward on synodality; the U.S. Bishops should follow suit

The Vatican is Pushing Forward on Synodality; The U.S. Bishops Should Follow Suit [...]

Homily at the Mass of Christian Burial for Bishop Bede Heather

Rev Monsignor John Boyle celebrated the funeral Mass of Bishop Bede Heather, the first Bishop of Parramatta today at St Patrick's Cathedral. His Homily is printed here. [...]

US Democrat Jamie Raskin on the life and legacy of his son

The story of Thomas Bloom Raskin, son of Jamie Raskin, US Democrat who received a standing ovation for his speech during the debate over President Biden's win. [...]

An honest prayer

  Recently I received a letter from a woman whose life, in effect, had imploded. Within the course of a few months, her husband divorced her, she lost her job, was forced to move from the house she had lived in for many years, was locked down in her new place by COVID restrictions, and was diagnosed with a cancer which might be untreatable. It was all too much. At a point, she broke down in anger and resignation. She turned to Jesus and with bitterness, said: “If you’re there, and I doubt it, what do you know about any of this? You were never this alone!” I suspect that we all have moments like this. What did Jesus know […] [...]

Raising the voices of Australian women preaching the Gospel

A new podcast to be launched on Monday 8 March for International Women's Day will feature 30 Australian women preaching the Gospel. [...]

Continuing the twenty-seven year childcare legacy of Baulkham Hills Parish

The working mothers from Baulkham Hills Parish set up the first childcare service at St Michael's Primary school 27 years ago. They were there to celebrate the next stage in its history last week. [...]

Sacramental Program Notice

Sacrament of First Eucharist - School Term 1
Sacrament of First Eucharist - School Term 2
Sacrament of Confirmation - School Term 3
Sacrament of Reconciliation - School Term 4

Please contact the Parish for information regarding the dates for Enrolment into these Sacraments.

Local Catholic School

OLOTW Handbook

Our Lady of the Way Primary is a Catholic primary school located at the foot of the Blue Mountains near the picturesque Nepean River.

Our Lady of the Way Primary holds a strong belief that, by working in partnership and harmony with parents and parish, the children will benefit greatly. Whether you are a new family or have been a part of this community for many years, Our Lady of the Way Primary believes your involvement with the school will be most rewarding.

The school has a proud tradition of providing a high quality Catholic education in a happy and safe environment, with staff committed to the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the school's faith and learning community.

Parish Events

Sunday Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Dec 30 @ 9:30 am
Reconciliation @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Dec 30 @ 5:00 pm
Vigil Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm
Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am
Morning Mass with Adoration to follow @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am


15 Troy Street (PO Box 27)
Emu Plains NSW 2750

(02) 4735 1041

Parish Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-4:00pm


Fr Michael Gathuku
Parish Administrator

Christine Rannaste
Parish Co-ordinator

Michele Norbury
Parish Secretary

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