The Holy Rosary Catholic Parish In Kensington

Parish Groups

God Start

God Start is a post-baptismal program run by CatholicCare, but initiated at Parish level,  that  helps parents to help their pre-school children to develop a sense of God through activities and appropriate language. God Start is also about bringing families together on a social basis.

There are three aspects to the program as follows:

  • Special birthday cards for children’s 1st and 2nd birthday
  • A set of activities for 3 year olds
  • A prayer book for 4 year olds.

As a member of the parish with a child baptised at Holy Rosary, your child will automatically be part of the God Start programme.  If you are a new parishioner with young children, please contact Sr Pat Dimeck who will ensure you child becomes part of the program.

For more information about the program visit

Ten Ton

Ten Ton is a fundraiser for the Parish.  The cost is $100 for 20 weeks.  There is a weekly draw of $50 and 2  major prize draws during the year.  To be part of the fun see Maureen Treacy at Saturday Vigil mass or Mary Reilly at Sunday mass.  Alternatively call the parish house on 9376 6148.  Val and Glenis pictured here undertake the draw every Wednesday after mass.


Pastoral Leadership Team

The Pastoral Leadership Team meets once a month and draws on members of both parishes to assist with the pastoral running of the church and planning for the future.  For a list of Pastoral Leadership Team members visit



 St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul visits those in need within the local community, providing assistance of food vouchers, furniture and clothing.  Kensington St Vincent de Paul meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Parish House at 7pm.  For information about St Vincent de Paul visit or for how you can help in the Kensington area contact the President, Brian Giuney, on 0407511861.


Thanksgiving programme

Parishoners are invited to contribute to the ongoing financial support of the parish.  The Parish was built on the generosity of those who have come before us.  It is the responsibility of us now to be generous within our means,  to ensure the existence of the Parish in the future  For further information on how you can play a part contact the parish house on  9376 6148 or download the form here

Download Stewardship Pledge


Time and Talent

Holy Rosary relies on the generosity of its parishioners for the running of weekly masses and of services the Parish provides to the community.  Many parishioners already assist in different ways and you can be rostered as part of the team in any one of the following areas:

  • Communion to the elderly and sick*
  • Eucharistic Minister
  • Children’s Liturgy**
  • Monthly Morning tea
  • Reader
  • Commentator
  • Vacuuming
  • Prayers of the faithful

If you would like to be part of the team for one or more of these important duties, please contact the parish house on 9376 6148

*Taking communion elderly and sick requires you to have a police check under the Adult Aged/Disabled Care category.  Online forms can be found at  Fees associated with this will be re-imbursed by the parish.

**Working with children as part of the Children’s Liturgy requires as Working with Children  Check.  Forms are available at Australia Post outlets and, as your services are voluntary, no fee is required.


If you are new to the area and would like to be part of the parish, we invite you to complete a census slip.  The information provided is strictly for the use of Holy Rosary parish and will not be provided to third parties.  It ensures we can keep in touch with you as a member of the Holy Rosary community.  As a new member of the parish you are also invited to contribute to the financial upkeep of the parish through our thanksgiving programme. For further information on how you can play a part contact the parish house on  9376 6148.

Download Census Card