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

Adoration after Thursday Mass
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

‘Dear Sisters and Brothers’ – Bishop Vincent’s homily from 26 June

Bishop Vincent's homily for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Year C 2022 at St Paul the Apostle Parish, Winston Hills. [...]

Community invited to Plenary Council’s closing Mass

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB is inviting the Catholic community to attend the closing Mass of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia on Saturday 9 July – the culmination of a four year journey of renewal for the Church. [...]

New book explores Australia, Timor-Leste and scapegoating

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has launched a new book by an Australian Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart which attempts to understand why and how Australia contributed to the suffering of the globe’s newest nation, Timor-Leste. [...]

Fr Frank’s Homily – 26 June 2022

Fr Frank’s Homily - 26 June 2022 [...]

Close and calm in a family of six: how it’s done

The Aguiliera family are local parishioners and shared how they live their faith, and tips for life! [...]

We can all walk with refugees

When issues such as the refugee crisis seem overwhelming, Tamara Domicelj, Country Director JRS Australia, reassures us that actions we take at the local level make a difference. [...]

Families – wonderful and fragile

In preparing for the Vatican’s World Meeting of Families we are asked to recognise family love is fragile and needs to be cared for. Members of our Diocesan community share their tips. [...]

St Bernadette’s parishioners welcome strangers as new friends

Parishioners from St Bernadette’s at Castle Hill are building on the parish’s long history of supporting refugees by forming a new group to mentor an Afghan refugee family who arrived in Australia following the Taliban’s takeover of their homeland. [...]

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

Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am
Morning Mass with Adoration to follow @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am
Reconciliation @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm
Vigil Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm


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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