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.


No reconciliation on Saturday 4th November
Reconciliation to resume on a weekly basis at 5pm on Saturday 11th November.

Tuesday 7th November - No Mass or Communion Service
Wednesday 8th November: 9am Mass
Thursday 9th November: 9am Communion Service
Friday 10th November: 9am Mass OR Communion Service (TBC)

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

Diocese farewells former principal Sr Brenda Kennedy  

The Diocese of Parramatta farewells former school Principal Sr Brenda Kennedy CHF who, after years of serving in a range of educational roles, is returning to her homeland of Ireland. [...]

We’re hiring! Governance, Risk and Compliance Administrative Support

Here’s a unique opportunity to support the mission of the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, through combining your skills in administrative governance, legal coordination, program management and records management. [...]

Our clergy and the bond between the living and the dead 

The Diocese of Parramatta recently celebrated its second official Mass for our deceased clergy at St Aidan’s Parish, Rooty Hill.  Parishioners, priests, and deacons from around the Diocese gathered to pray for our deceased clergy, whose lives were dedicated to faithfully serving the people of God and striving to draw others closer to Christ.  [...]

The Catholic chaplain helping children in hospital

Starting out as a volunteer with the pastoral care team at Canberra Hospital in 2018, Abraham was drawn to helping people in their moments of need from a very early age, following a personal encounter of God’s love in 2008. [...]

News & Events Weekly Update

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

‘A Blue Mountains treasure’: Fr Eugene is subject of new book 

A retired priest from the Diocese of Parramatta who has a deep connection with the Blue Mountains and has written and published extensively for more than five decades, is the subject of a new book.  [...]

Prince of Peace, not of conflict avoidance 

If we want people to step up and shape our Church’s future, we need to create spaces where tension is allowed, even appreciated – while being held with civility and respect. The Synod was the best I’ve seen so far of this in the Church. [...]

Fr Frank Brennan’s Homily: Solemnity of Christ the King 2023

On this feast of the Solemnity of Christ the King, our Australian bishops have published a letter to us all reflecting on last year’s plenary council in Sydney and this year’s session of the Synod in Rome. [...]

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 3 @ 9:00 am
Reconciliation @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm
Vigil Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am
Sunday Morning Mass @ Our Lady of the Way Church
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am


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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