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

Mass Times


Weekday Masses Tuesday 6.00pm
Wednesday, Thursday Friday at 9.00am


Thursday 8:30am (prior to Mass). Benediction last Thursday of the month.
Healing Service Mass on First Fridays of the Month


Saturday Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am and 9.30am


5.00pm Saturday or by appointment

Diocesan News

Toongabbie local honoured for helping marginalised access legal assistance

Having helped thousands of people on the margins access free legal advice for more than 15 years, Western Sydney solicitor Susai Benjamin has been recognised on the 2023 Kings’ Birthday Honours List. [...]

Synodality and the Reign of God

Synodality is a call to return to the roots of Covenant, to hear the voice of the prophets, to hear anew the Good News, and to build our relationships in conformity with the Reign of God. [...]

Pope to new Cardinals: Work for ‘an ever more symphonic and synodal Church’

In his homily during the Consistory for the creation of 21 new Cardinals, Pope Francis reflects on unity and diversity in the Church, highlighting the importance of synodality under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the “master of walking together.” [...]

How is your heart?

As we pilgrims travel from the darkness of winter to a new springtime, we are called to convert from a “heart of stone” and replace it with a “heart of flesh” and mercy. [...]

Bishop Vincent’s Homily: God acts beyond our narrow confines and stereotypes

I share this story because I believe the Word of God today challenges us with an uncomfortable truth that God acts beyond our narrow confines and stereotypes [...]

Bishop Vincent’s Homily: Ordained to serve that the remnant people can flourish again

Bishop Vincent's Homily for the Solemn Pontifical Mass with the Rite of Ordination to the Presbyterate of Tom Green at St Patrick's Cathedral Parish, Parramatta 'Ordained to serve that the remnant people can flourish again' 21 September 2023 [...]

Guiding Hearts

A new program at the Diocese of Parramatta connects engaged couples with married mentors for their journey of marriage. You are invited to learn more at an upcoming masterclass on 19 October. Details in the article. [...]

News & Events Weekly Update

News & Events Weekly Update News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond [...]

Sacramental Program Notice

Term 1: Sacrament of ReconciliationTerm 2: Sacrament of First EucharistTerm 3: Sacrament of Confirmation

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

Please note that we do not have Mass on Mondays.

Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am
Morning Mass with Adoration to follow @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am
Reconciliation @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm
Vigil Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm


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

(02) 4735 1041

Parish Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm


Fr Michael Gathuku
Parish Priest

Deacon: Batsirai Maringehosi

Joanne Hamilton
Parish Office Administrator

Cate Kensey
Sacramental Coordinator

Michele Norbury

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