St Marys is a western suburb in Sydney where many migrants and average incomers live. Salesians are blessed to be able to work among them providing spiritual and social needs of the people.
The Our Lady of Rosary parish is led by Fr Brendan Murphy as the parish priest, assisted by Fr Jerry Breen and Fr Guy Riolo, to serve the sacramental needs of the Catholics. It is a busy and growing parish. Five Masses are celebrated on each weekend and are packed with people young and old, teenagers and children, and young families.
Across the street from the parish, Don Bosco Youth Centre serves the social and recreational needs of the young. The Centre is run in collaboration with Salesians and Salesian Sisters. Fr Shane Reade, the rector of the Salesian community, oversees and supports the Salesians and their ministries both in parish and in the youth centre. Fr John Walenciej is a co-director being assisted by Br Thuy Nguyen in this vibrant and busy Youth Centre.
Fr Chris Riley who directs the Youth Off the Streets is a member of St Marys community working tirelessly for the good of the youth in Sydney and beyond.
Source: Don Bosco Youth Centre