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Who We Are

Our Vision: Our Parish is a community alight with the transforming love of Christ our Redeemer, and as his disciples we work to build up the Kingdom of God in our world.

Our MissionWith the power of the Holy Spirit, we welcome all to our Parish and commit to worship in the richness of our Maronite tradition, to grow in faith and holiness as we serve with compassion, joy and generosity in building a safe and loving Parish home.

Christ the Redeemer – Maronite Catholic Parish of the Hills was established to give the local Maronite Catholic Community a place to gather and worship. This initiative is with the encouragement and blessing of His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay and in accordance with the Sixth Priority, “Maronite Outreach” of our Maronite Diocesan Seven Year Plan set by the Bishop in 2013, where, with the support of Clergy and laity, the Bishop aims to open new Mass Centres, and develop new Maronite Catholic parishes. The first committee meeting was held on the 1st of July 2015, with our first Mass celebrated at Oakhill College on the 6th of December 2015.

Now well established as a Maronite Catholic Parish in the Hills District, we have been holding weekly Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses at Mary Mount Mercy Centre Chapel and Sunday afternoon and evening Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes Baulkham Hills along with Tuesday evening Monthly Masses and Friday evening Monthly Adoration. The Parish House (Priest Residence) is located at 759 Old Northern Road Dural.

Since the Parish Planning Forum Days (9 April 2016 & 28 May 2016), the vision has been to find a permanent central location to build a Communal Sanctuary of Faith, Truth and Love in Jesus Christ where the community could continue to gather, worship and grow in faith. The outcomes of the Planning Forum Days established a basis for the property criteria and the Parish Priorities.

It was with great excitement that Monsignor Shora Maree announced on the 27th of June 2020 that after nearly 5 years of searching, researching and negotiating that 1 Franlee Road, Round Corner Dural was secured by the way of a 12-month option agreement.

With many committees, groups and gatherings, we aim to give everyone the opportunity to be part of the Vision.

Our Clergy & Staff

Christ the Redeemer - Monsignor Shora Maree

Monsignor Shora Maree

Parish Priest

Christ the Redeemer - Father Youssef Abouzeid

Father Youssef Abouzeid

Assistant Parish Priest

Josephine Ishac

Parish Secretary

Stefan Gerges

Communications and Operations Coordinator

Honi Lattouf

Evangelisation and Leaders Formation Co-ordinator

Kristen Bayeh

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Marianne Daher

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Claudia Azzi

Parish Safeguarding Officer