Who We Are

and what we do

Vision & Mission

Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville is a welcoming Franciscan Parish enriched by diversity. We commit ourselves to celebrate the presence of Jesus in our midst and to nurture a vibrant community through worship, education and service.

In seeking to achieve our Vision, Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville endeavours to be:

A community of hospitality
A community of faith and prayer
A community characterised by compassion and forgiveness
A community of disciples

Parish Team

Fr Chris

Fr. Christopher Shorrock OFM Conv.
Parish Priest


Fr. Leonides Mateo, OFM Conv.
Assistant Parish Priest


Fr. David Blowey, OFM Conv.
Provincial Delegate


Br. Bernard Fonkalsrud, OFM Conv.
Director of the Shrine of the Holy Innocents
RCIA and Sacramental Preparation

Where it all began

Before Kellyville became a parish it formed part of the parish of St Michael's Baulkham Hills. In the early 1950s, the then Parish Priest, Rev JJ Deely, saw a need for a church in this area and purchased the land on Windsor Road.

The church was blessed and opened on 10 March 1957 by Cardinal Gilroy. Prior to this, Mass was celebrated in the Memorial Hall and Housie nights were held to raise money for the building of the church.

The Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans) moved to Kellyville in 1968 and purchased a house and land on Windsor Road in order to establish itself within the Archdiocese of Sydney as it was then.

They were given care of Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville, when it was declared a parish on 8 March 1970 with Rev Leonard Testa as the first Parish Priest. The parish bulletin that day read:

"Today is the Foundation Day of the parish of Kellyville. It is the beginning
of the new era in the spiritual life of the Catholics of this area,
bringing with it special privileges and duties for all parishioners.
With God's blessing and the wholehearted support
and co-operation of everyone, we can become a strong active parish."

The church was moved from Windsor Road to Diana Avenue in 1976 under the direction of the then Parish Priest, Rev Maximilian Balabanski.

In 1983, the new church was opened and consecrated by Cardinal Freeman. In 1995, the parish celebrated its 25th anniversary.

With the expansion of the parish, there are now two primary schools, Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville and St Angela's Castle Hill.

2008 marked the 25th Anniversary of the church's consecration and the division of the new Rouse Hill Parish.

New To Our Parish?

Moving into a new area can be quite a challenge, especially finding a new church community in which to worship and feel a part of.

The Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville is in the pastoral care of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. The Friars are always happy to meet new parishioners and you are most welcome to make an appointment to meet our Parish Priest.

If you would like to become a part of our Parish, please download the attached Parishioner Census Form. All information we receive from you is confidential and will be used by Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville for future Parish requirements and activities.


  • Altar Servers

    Contact Parish office 02 9629 2595

  • Acolytes

    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595

  • Counters/Cleaners

    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595

  • Readers/Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595

  • Parish Pastoral Council

    Meets regularly
    Contact Fr. Christopher Shorrock OFM Conv. 02 9629 2595

  • Parish Finance Committee

    Contact Fr. Christopher Shorrock OFM Conv. 02 9629 2595

  • Baptism Preparation

    The first Wednesday of each month at 7pm in Parish Office.
    Contact Annette Tan 02 9629 2912 

  • Sacramental Program

    Contact Angela Rosero 02 9629 2595

  • Secular Franciscan Order

    Contact Peter Murphy 0419 647 301

  • Youth Group

    Meets every 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month after 6pm Mass
    Contact Anastasia Boulus 0428 364 146 

  • Sacrificial Giving Envelopes

    Envelopes are available from the Parish Office.
    Donations to Planned Giving are in the strictest confidence.
    Regular Credit card donations are also available.
    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595

  • House bound (Holy Communion/Visitation)

    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595
    Or Br. :ouise on 0422 028 647

  • Parish Activities/Fundraising

    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595

  • Catechist Co-ordinator

    There is an ongoing need for Catechists to teach at public primary schools each week.
    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595


  • Christ's Catholic Community

    Meets every Wednesday night at 7pm via Zoom.
    Music and singing included.
    Contact Joe Apap 0402 089 555

  • Couples for Christ

    Contact Mar Estera 0433 655 363

  • Youth for Christ

    Contact Joselito on 0450 704 341

  • Our Lady of Fatima Home Rosary

    Meets each Monday evening at 7pm
    Contact Rod and Elvira Tandingan 0424 047 948

  • Faith Formation Group

    Meets alternate Thursdays from 7pm - 8:30pm via Zoom.
    Contact Denise Youl 0457 651 151

  • Outreach Group

    Contact Sue Buckingham 02 9629 1860

  • Divine Mercy Devotion

    Weekly on Mondays in our Parish church at 7pm Mass
    Contact Steven Boland 0405 206 695

  • MI (Militia of the Imaculata)

    Meets at 10.30 after the morning Mass on the First
    and Second Saturdays of the month.
    Contact Josephine Calangi on 0402 216 884

  • Music Ministry

    Contact Mar Estera 0433 655 363

  • RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595
    Or Annette Tan on 02 9629 2912 or 0419 124 218

  • St Vincent de Paul Society

    Contact Faith Lam 0434 641 331
    For collection 02 9633 5433

Diocese and Deanery

Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville Parish is a part of the Diocese of Parramatta. Established on 8 April, 1986, the Diocese is today home to more than 330,000 Catholics in one of the fastest growing areas of New South Wales, Australia.

Northern Deanery

Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville is also one of nine Parishes of the Northern Deanery within the Diocese.
The other eight Parishes bordering Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville are:

Baulkham Hills - St Michaels and Our Lady of Lourdes

Castle Hill - St Bernadettes

Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens - St John XXIII Parish

Hills District Maronite

Kenthurst - St Madeleine Sophie Barat
North Rocks - Christ the King
Rouse Hill - Our Lady of the Angels
Winston Hills - St Paul the Apostle