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

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Rev Fr Alejandro Lopez OFM Conv
Parish Priest

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Rev Fr Gerard Lofranco OFM Conv
Assistant Parish Priest

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Bro Jerry Payne OFM Conv
In Residence

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.

Church Renovation Plans

We presented plans for the parish renovations on Sunday 15 October 2017.

If you could not attend and are interested, see the plans using the button below.

Send any comments and or concerns to Fr. Alejandro at Friaral@olorparishkellyville.org.au or contact the parish office.

Plans will continue to forge ahead with the Diocesan Liturgical Committee, the Parish Council/Parish Finance Council, the friars and the architect.

Sacraments

Baptisms

Baptisms at Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville Parish are on several Sundays each month and are usually at 12.30pm except for the third Sunday of the month when the baptism is during 11am Mass.

Please book through the office, so that you can attend the compulsory preparation session prior to the Baptism of your child.

Weddings

Weddings at Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville Parish are by appointment.

For more information on baptism and wedding arrangements, please contact the Parish Office.

Ministries

  • Altar Servers

    Contact Jerome Emmanuel 0417 695 130

  • 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 Third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.
    Contact Fr Alejandro Lopez 02 9629 2595

  • Parish Finance Committee

    Contact Fr Alejandro Lopez 02 9629 2595

  • Baptism Preparation

    The first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Parish Office.
    Contact Annette Tan 02 9629 2912 

  • Sacramental Program

    Contact Erin Kennedy 02 9629 2595

  • Secular Franciscan Order

    Contact Peter Murphy 0419 647 301

  • Youth Group

    Meets every 1st Sunday 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

  • 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 in the Parish hall.
    Music and singing included.
    Contact Joe Apap 0402 089 555

  • Couples for Christ

    Contact Mar Estera 0433 655 363

  • Youth for Christ

    Contact Del and Jun Galang 0430 141 025

  • Our Lady of Fatima Home Rosary

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

  • Faith Formation Group

    Meets each Thursday from 10am–11:30am
    and also at 7pm–8:30pm in the Parish Office.
    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

  • Out of School Hours (OOSH)

    Contact Danielle 0405 342 428

  • Tuesday Play Group

    Contact Chantel 0448 083 862

  • Legion of Mary

    Meets each Thursday at 7:30pm in the Friary. 
    Contact Josephine Calangi  02 8824 7754

  • Music Ministry

    Contact Mar Estera 0433 655 363

  • Community of the Risen Lord

    Meets each Friday from 7.30-9.30pm in the hall.
    Contact Asela Fernando 0400 280 886

  • RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

    Contact Parish Office 02 9629 2595

  • St Vincent de Paul Society

    Contact Felicia Borgona 02 9836 2540
    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