The Holy Rosary Catholic Parish In Kensington


Census information

Please click here to read some interesting facts about the changing face of the Kensington and Flemington communities, complied by Professor Des Cahill.

Holy Rosary Day, Sunday 13th October, 2013

Outside the weather was cold, grey and raining.   But inside the only feeling was warmth as Holy Rosary celebrated its special day.  The focus for this year was “Celebrating our story” and a filled church listened as the history of our parish was celebrated through the stories of some very special members of the community.

Sr Geraldine, celebrating her 60th Jubilee as a Sister of Mercy, spoke to us about her years in the Kensington and Flemington parishes, the work she has done, continues to do and the people with whom she has shared the many years.  We laughed, we nodded in understanding, but above all we were inspired by Sr Geraldine’s energetic yet humble account of her extra-ordinary and varied life. 

Prior to the procession of the gifts, six parishioners brought up candles and placed them on the altar.


The green candle was in memory of Fr Bill Jordan.   We remembered with gratitude his pastoral care, wisdom,compassion, humility and deep faith.


The red candle was in thanks to Mrs Olga McInerney whose  generous bequest allowed for the recent and beautiful restoration of the church.


The blue candle was a tribute to Val and Glenis who, forover thirty years, attended to every aspect of our Church with loving devotion and care.  We gave thanks for their faithfulness.  To read Anne Daunt’s words about Val and Glenis’ work, click here.


The yellow candle was to celebrate our oldest parishioner, Mrs Lil Hough, who recently turned 100.  We gave thanks to Lil for her example of faith and devotion to Holy Rosary. To read Anne Daunt’s words about Mrs Lil Hough click here.


The pink candle Honoured Sr Geraldine for her many years of ministry, teaching and music, and for being an active member of the  Holy Rosary Parish for much of that time.


The orange candle was a symbol to rejoice and give thanks for the congregation and all those who belong to Holy Rosary - those who contribute simply by their presence and those who are actively involved.  It was recognised that we need to support each other in our journey of faith.

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Confirmation:  Saturday 17th August, 2013

On the 17th of August some of the 5/6 students made their confirmation at Holy Rosary Parish. The leaders of the ceremony were Bishop Long, Father Greg, Father Max and Father Sebastian. The ceremony was very touching with lots of positive feedback. The 5/6 students were lucky enough to have a talk with Bishop Long and other faith building activities beforehand. The 5/6’s now enjoy the responsibility of being a fully-fledged members of our Parish Community.

Caitlin Chiam & Isabella Russo