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Parish Priest: Fr Alan Layt

Assistant Priest: Fr Galbert Albino

Permanent Deacon: Dn Jerome Emmanuel

Sacramental Coordinator: Anthony Gal

Parish Secretary: Elizabeth Idaszek

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 a BRIEF

Parish history

1828

By 1828, there were 621 Catholics in the area of Rooty Hill, about 25% of a farming population.

1890

In the 1890’s, mass was celebrated four times a year in the homes of the Fern and Leahy Families.

1907

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.

1956

In 1956, the Parish of Rooty Hill was created by Cardinal Gilroy with Fr John Morreau as appointed parish priest.

1981

In August 1981, the current church building, built by Fr Norm Grady, was opened by Cardinal Freeman.

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