The OLR Parish - Our Lady of Rosary, Shelly Beach
School Community

The OLR Parish

Our Lady of the Rosary parish, The Entrance has its origins back in the 1860’s when Mass was first celebrated at Long Jetty. The area was a popular tourist and camping holiday spot on the southern shores of Tuggerah Lake where the lake and the Pacific Ocean meet.

Today The Entrance and its surroundings is one of the premium holiday spots on the Central Coast and is the home of some 10,000 Catholic families.

Since its inception in 1947 the parish has grown and today boasts one of the most beautiful and prayerful Churches in our Diocese. Substantially designed by Fr Reg Reynolds, the parish church caters for the permanent Catholic population as well as the many visitors who holiday here.

The Parish Centre is a more recent addition which houses a multi-purpose function centre and offices to deal with parish business and the administration of the parish properties. A feature of the parish centre is the unique formed and stained glass shrine of Our Lady of The Entrance, a beautiful image of Our Lady of the Rosary casting her mantle over the dominant geography of our area – the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake.

The rise in population has seen the need to relocate the Primary School, which was originally behind the Church. Today, a modern K-6 Catholic Primary School is on a new site on Shelly Beach Road. The old school buildings have been redeveloped as a cultural/education centre to serve the parish.

The parish staff, housed within the Parish Centre complex is available Monday – Friday from 9.30am to 5pm to assist you with any enquiries.

Please visit our parish website at
Parish Priest Church, Presbytery and Parish Centre
Fr Brian Moloney 239-243 The Entrance Road PO Box 189 THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261
Email: Phone: (02) 4332 2216
Parish Office
Within the Parish Centre Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Phone: (02) 4332 2216
Secretaries: Sundai Sloane, Kelly Davie and Leanne McGill
Devotional Supplies Shop
Hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday
Open before and after Masses 5pm Saturday’s and 9.30 Sunday’s
Shop Manager: Leanne McGill
Phone: (02) 4332 2216
Address:12 Ashton Avenue THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261
Parish Schools (enrolments May)
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary (K - 6) St Peter's Catholic College (7 - 12)
Shelly Beach Road SHELLY BEACH Gavenlock Road TUGGERAH PO Box 450 WYONG
Phone: (02) 4332 5594 Phone: (02) 4351 2344 Fax: (02) 4351 2965
Principal: Mrs Yvette Owens Principal: Mr Tim Hildebrandt