St Aidan’s Parish has an Irish origin, a Maltese period and now a majority Filipino Culture. A diverse parish community in beautiful harmony imbued with Christ and His faith. A sign of the universality of the Roman Catholic Church and Her evangelising mission to connect all people to Christ.
Here in St. Aidan’s community parish, we welcome you all to our Masses and other church activities.
Wednesday 9:15am & 7:00pm
Friday 9:15am & 7:00pm
Saturday Vigil 6:00pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am & 10:30am 5.30pm
9:30am – 10:30am
4:00pm – 5:00pm
after the 7:00pm Mass
Following 9.15am Mass till 10.30am
6.30pm-7.00pm followed by Mass
after the 9:00am Mass
Overnight Benediction & Exposition
Every First Friday of the Month
Overnight Adoration and Benediction 6.30pm Friday till 10.30am Saturday
St Aidan’s Primary School
St Agnes Catholic High School
By 1828, there were 621 Catholics in the area of Rooty Hill, about 25% of a farming population.
In the 1890’s, mass was celebrated four times a year in the homes of the Fern and Leahy Families.
On 14 January 1907, St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School opened staffed by the Sisters of St Joseph.
1915 – 1946
In 26 September 1915, the first foundation stone was laid for the Catholic Church in Rooty Hill at the Adelaide Street site. Priests from Penrith said Mass until 1946 when St Marys became a parish and priests from St Marys said Mass at Rooty Hill.
In 1956, the Parish of Rooty Hill was created by Cardinal Gilroy with Fr John Morreau as appointed parish priest.
In August 1981, the current church building, built by Fr Norm Grady, was opened by Cardinal Freeman.