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 parishes.
Why a new Mass Centre?
To bring the Maronites of the Hills area together to form a new and vibrant Maronite Community of the Hills and to form a new Maronite Parish.
Why a new Parish?
To cater for the spiritual needs (faith, community and mission) of the fast growing number of Maronites in the area especially the second generation of young families and the youth growing up in these families for the next 50-100 years. Also to attract back Maronites who have lost connection with their Maronite Church and traditions due to the distance existing in Maronite Church location, language, disaffection or attraction to other denominations.