Our OLR Church

We're proud to highlight several happenings at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish.


The 1st Sacrament

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the Word.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church).

  • 1. Basic Information

    There are two types of baptism:


    Infant Baptism:


    Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation by which we are freed from all sin and are endowed with the gift of divine life, are made members of the Church, and are called to holiness and mission.  Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ.  In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church, herself, which we enter by Baptism.


    Parents of children to be baptised are required to participate in Baptismal preparation sessions.  This can be done even before the birth of the child.


    The Church strongly encourages parents to have their child baptised within the first four weeks.


    In naming their child, parents are encouraged to give the child a patron saint, a helper, an example and a friend with God.


    Guidelines for Infant Baptism, please see next tab or contact office on (02) 9623 1962.



    Becoming Catholic


     "...and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God's way in righteousness and holiness of truth." Ephesians 4:23-24


    Most Catholics were born and baptised as infants into the Catholic Christian community.  They grew up in Catholic families and came to share in the full sacramental life of the Church through the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.


    The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) are for:

    • Any adult/child not yet baptised who wishes to become a Catholic.
    • Any adult /child baptised in another Christian church who wishes to become Catholic.
    • Any baptised Catholic who, after a time of inactivity in the Church, wishes to rededicate him or herself as a Catholic.
    • Any adult/child baptised Catholic, who has not yet celebrated the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation and wishes to do so.


    Guidelines for Adult/Child Baptism can be obtain from OLR parish office. Please contact us on (02) 9623 1962.


  • 2. Programme Info

    The sacrament of baptism is usually administered on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month, after 10:30am Mass; i.e. at about 11:45am


    Parents requesting baptism for their child, are requested to ring the parish office in the first instance.


    Pre-baptism programme, normally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm in the Church.


  • 3. 2022 Programme Dates

    Please contact the Parish on 9623 1962 for more information


About OLR Church


The Our Lady of the Rosary Church is located in the Western Sydney suburb of St Marys. It is about 42 km from NSW capital city of Sydney, serving more than 2,000 Catholic families who live in the area. Learn More

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