The Holy Rosary Catholic Parish In Kensington



Welcome to our Holy Rosary Kensington website. 

The Holy Rosary Catholic parish in Kensington is a community that strives to make everyone feel welcome.  There are many services provided by the church and ways to become involved in our community.  Please take the time to browse through this site to find out more about us. 

"Some churches feel sterile, others full of comfort and reassurance. Some feel as though something bad has happened there.  Others feel blessed.  It is the latter that came to me the first time I walked into Holy Rosary"  The late Terry Monagle, long-time parishioner, giving his thoughts on Holy Rosary for the 100th anniversary of the first Church in 2002. 


2018 RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

If you have been thinking about becoming Catholic or have questions about taking the next step or to deepen your spirituality we are here to help – Welcome!

Parish RCIA journey begins in OCTOBER (2018) and concludes after Easter (2019). RCIA is an integral part of the life of the Church and normal way of preparing adults for the sacraments of initiation. This journey of faith and discovery is never walked alone, but always in unity with the whole parish community.

The Journey –

For This Year, we are going to meet on Thursday Nights from 7pm (for approx. 1 ½ hours)

  • PLEASE NOTE: the first two sessions will be held on a Tuesday.

Meeting Place - in the Parish office of St Brendan.

First Session Tuesday    23 October 2018


For further information or an application form, please contact Sharon Kane on 9412 8495 or email [email protected]


Please only apply if you live in the Parsh of St Brendan's or Holy Rosary. For those who live outside the boundary of these parishes, we recommend that you contact your local parish.


Weekly Mass Times

  • Saturday (Vigil):  5.30pm
  • Sunday: 9am
  • Wednesday and Friday: 9.15am
  • Reconcilliation: by arrangement before masses


Click here to read the latest bulletin

Click here to read thank you letter from Bishop Mark Edwards & Fr Hien Vu











 Find Us

Holy Rosary, 22 Gower St, Kensington, Melbourne

Parish House, 35 Gower St Kensington, Melbourne

Phone: 9412 8495

Parish Priest:  Fr Hien

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