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

Leading female consultor to the Vatican coming to Australia for free public lecture

Internationally recognised Dutch theologian, ecumenist and consultor to several Vatican bodies, Dr Myriam Wijlens will be coming to Australia as part of the “Bishop Vincent Presents” Series in August [...]

Bishop Vincent’s Homily: Responding with prophetic courage as we move into deeper waters

Bishop Vincent’s Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B "Responding with prophetic courage as we move into deeper waters" 23 June 2024 [...]

Passion, creativity and personal connections: this beginner teacher makes student boredom history!

In the corridors of St Paul's Catholic College, Greystanes the energetic buzz of teenage boys fills the air. Among the dedicated staff guiding these young minds is Stephen Belekas, a first-year History and Religious Education teacher whose enthusiasm and innovative approach are already making a significant impact. [...]

Fr Frank’s Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Fr Frank's Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B 23 June 2024 [...]

Cardinal Marengo in Mongolia: my mission is first evangelisation

The reality of the church in Mongolia is that it’s one of the few local churches that really resemble the original setup of the church described in the Acts of the Apostles, says His Eminence Cardinal Marengo. [...]

Finding Freedom: Diocesan Refugee Week Table Talk at Marayong 

Last Sunday, 50 people from across the Diocese of Parramatta gathered to hear and discuss inspiring stories from people who have come to Australia as refugees.   [...]

Fr Matthew Dimian reflects on his first year in priestly ministry  

One year on from his ordination, Catholic Outlook spoke with Fr Matthew Dimian about some of the joys of his first year in ministry and how he is guiding his flock as the Lord’s shepherd. [...]

The power to inspire: one pilgrim’s Encounter with faith

Year 12 student Madeline Wade from St Columba's Catholic College, Springwood, had the opportunity of a lifetime when she went to World Youth Day in Lisbon in 2023. But coming down from the ‘spiritual mountain top’ straight into the busyness of life and school meant she didn’t have time to truly process or reflect on her life-changing experience. [...]

Sacramental Program Notice

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


Information Night:  Wednesday 7th August  in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm (Parents only)

Blessing Weekend: Sunday 10th/11th August  – families to attend one of the weekend Masses – Sat 6pm Vigil, Sunday 8.00am or 9.30am. Father Michael will invite the children to come forward with their application form to receive a blessing.

Session 1: Wednesday 14th August at 7pm.

Session 2: Wednesday 21st August  at 7 pm

Session 3: Wednesday 28thAugust  at 7pm

Session 4: Wednesday 4th September at 7pm

Mini Retreat – Saturday 7th September 4-7pm (Just for kids)

Rehearsal /Recap Wed 11th September  at 7pm.


Term 4: Baptism for Primary School Children

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.

Reconciliation @ Our Lady of the Way Church
May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Vigil Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
May 28 @ 8:00 am
Sunday Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
May 28 @ 9:30 am
Evening Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
May 30 @ 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

Email Address:
[email protected]

Fr Michael Gathuku
Parish Priest

Deacon: Batsirai Maringehosi

Joanne Hamilton
Parish Office Administrator

Cate Kensey
Sacramental Coordinator

Michele Norbury

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