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.
|Parish Priest||Church, Presbytery and Parish Centre|
|Father Bill Stevens||239-243 The Entrance Road PO Box 189 THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Phone: (02) 4332 2216 Fax: (02) 4333 5344|
|Parish Office||Commercial Office|
|within the Parish Centre Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday||12 Ashton Avenue PO Box 189 THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261|
|Phone: (02) 4332 2216||Phone: (02) 4334 7600|
|Secretaries: Sundai Sloane - Kelly Davie||Manager: Michael de la Motte|
|Email: email@example.com||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Devotional Supplies Shop||Footprints Youth Group Website|
|Hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday||www.footprintsolr.com|
|9.30am to 12.00pm Saturday|
|9.00am to 11.00am Sunday||Catholic Formation & Education Centre CFEC|
|Shop Manager: Barbara Champley||12 Ashton Avenue THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261|
|Phone: (02) 4332 5997|
|Parish Schools (enrolments May)||St Peter's Catholic College (7 - 12)|
|Our Lady of the Rosary Primary (K - 6)||Gavenlock Road TUGGERAH PO Box 450 WYONG|
|Shelly Beach Road SHELLY BEACH||Phone: (02) 4351 2344 Fax: (02) 4351 2965|
|Phone: (02) 4332 5594||Principal: Mr Tim Hildebrandt|
|Principal: Mr Gerard McGilvray|