Our Lady of the Way

EMU PLAINS PARISH

Welcome

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

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

Adoration

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


WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am and 9.30am


RECONCILIATION

5.00pm Saturday or by appointment

Diocesan News

Fr Frank’s Brennan’s homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

  Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Readings: Amos 7:12-15; Psalm 84(85):9-14; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13 14 July 2024   On Tuesday, 4 male clerics gave a press conference at the Vatican releasing the Instrumentum Laboris, the working document for the next session of the Synod to be held in October.[1] The document is entitled ‘How to be a missionary synodal church’. The document notes: “Without tangible changes, the vision of a synodal Church will not be credible. This will alienate those members of the People of God who have drawn strength and hope from the synodal journey. This applies most especially to the effective participation of women in drafting and decision-making and taking processes”[2]. You’d […] [...]

Cardinal Czerny: Seafarers face ‘injustice, exploitation, and inequality’

In a message for Sea Sunday, Cardinal Michael Czerny writes that seafarers experience the “boundless beauty” of the seas, as well as their “physical, spiritual, and social darkness”. [...]

How discerning the priesthood has helped me live life more fully

Often, I find myself wondering: If my seven closest friends are studying to be priests, is it a sign that I need to join them, too? [...]

News & Events Weekly Update

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

Pope on AI: Welcome its benefits to humanity, but mitigate its risks

Pope Francis reaffirms that artificial intelligence must only be used to benefit humanity, as he thanks participants in the international convention on 'Generative Artificial Intelligence and Technocratic Paradigm,' organized by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Vatican Foundation. [...]

In defense of the “Normal Catholic”

In a world of extremes, embracing and representing "normal" Catholicism is essential for providing a voice of reason and maintaining the true essence of the faith. [...]

King’s Birthday honour for Winston Hills parishioner is a chance to “put our faith into action” 

King’s Birthday honour for Winston Hills parishioner is a chance to “put our faith into action” [...]

St Patrick’s Guildford blessed with state-of-the-art new facilities

The opening and blessing of extensive new facilities at St Patrick’s Primary Guildford was a joyous occasion, marking the official start of a new era at the school. [...]

Sacramental Program Notice

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

DATES FOR THE CONFIRMATION PROGRAM 2024

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.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION:  WEDNESDAY  18TH 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.

May
28
Sun
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
May
30
Tue
Evening Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
May
31
Wed
Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
May 31 @ 9:00 am
Jun
1
Thu
Morning Mass with Adoration to follow @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Contact

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

Phone:
(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
Finance

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