Other Churches (Rites)

The Catholic Church consists in 22 autonomous Churches using eight different Rites.

These Catholic Churches recognise one another as sharing the essentials of the one Catholic, Apostolic Faith and are therefore in full Communion with one another. As the Second Vatican Council declared, "It has come about through divine providence that, in the course of time, different Churches set up in various places by the apostles and their successors joined together in a multiplicity of organically united groups which, whilst safeguarding the unity of the faith and the unique divine structure of the universal Church, have thier own discipline, enjoy thier own liturgical usage and inherit a theological and spiritual patrimony. This multiplicity of local Churches, unified in a common effort, shows all the more resplendently the catholicity of the undivided Church." - Lumen Gentium 23.

Maronite Eparchy of Australia

Chancery

Location: 'Beit Maroun',
105 The Boulevarde
STRATHFIELD NSW 2135, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9642 0211
Fax: +61 2 9742 5290
Mailing Address:
PO Box 385, STRATHFIELD NSW 2135, Australia
E-mail: chancery@maronite.org.au
Website: www.maronite.org.au

Bishop Ad AbikaramMaronite Bishop of Australia
His Excellency, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay

Chancellor
Fr Marcelino Youssef

Episcopal Vicar for Clergy and Parishes
Msgr Shora Maree

Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Work
Msgr Emmanuel Sakr

Secretary General
Fr Tony Sarkis

Research Officer
Fr Yuhanna Azize

Financial Administrator / Editor, Marounia
Mrs Amal Bousamra

Secretary
Ms Elise Chedid

Solicitors
Benjamin & Khoury Solicitors
Mr Dieb Khoury

Parishes

Sydney

St Maroun's Cathedral
Church Address: 627 Elizabeth St, REDFERN NSW 2016
Postal Address: PO Box 1091, STRAWBERRY HILLS NSW  2012
Ph: (02) 9318 2148 Fax: (02) 9699 4672
Email: cathedral@maronite.org.au
Dean: Msgr Emmanuel Sakr, EV
Assistant Priests:  Fr. Antoun Chidiac & Fr. Youssef Matta

Our Lady of Lebanon Church
40 Alice St, HARRIS PARK NSW 2150
Ph: (02) 9689 2899 Fax: (02) 9689 2068
Email: m.shora@olol.org.au
Parish Priest: Msgr Shora Maree, EV
Assistant Priests: Fr Antoun Bou Antoun, Fr Pierre El Khoury, Fr Paul Joubeir, Fr Tony Sarkis, Fr Raphael Abboud, Fr Claude Rizk
Community Support:  Fr Bernard Assi

Retired: Fr Nakhle Akiki

St George's Church
Church Address: 2 Yarrara Road, THORNLEIGH NSW 2120
Postal Address: PO Box 65, THORNLEIGH NSW 2120
Ph: (02) 9481 7388 Fax: (02) 9481 7399
Email: StGeorgeChurch@stgeorgemcc.org.au
Parish Priest: Fr Bassem Zaynoun, lmm
Deacon:  Nagi Dimian

St Joseph's Church
7 Acton St, CROYDON NSW 2132
Ph: (02) 9744 8514 Fax: (02) 9715 5067
Email: stjoseph@maronite.org.au
Diocesan Administrator: Rev Elie Nakhoul MLM EV
Assistant Priests: Fr Youssef Abouzeid, Fr Youssef Matta & Fr Yuhanna Azize

St Rafqa's Parish
Church Address (New): 135 Eighth Avenue, AUSTRAL  NSW  2179
Phone:  0431 486 089
Email: frnabil@strafqa.org.au
Parish Priest: Fr Nabil Wehbe

St John the Beloved Church
Congregation of the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries
63 George St, MOUNT DRUIT NSW 2770
Ph: (02) 9625 8985
Fax:  (02) 9625 9779
Email: missionaries@voc.org.au
Parish Priest: Fr Maroun Moussa
Assistant Priest: Fr Bechara Trad, Fr John Kady, Fr Mansour Younis, Fr Boutros Samia.

St Charbel's Church
Lebanese Maronite Order
142 Highclere Ave, PUNCHBOWL NSW 2196
Postal Address: PO Box 213, Punchbowl NSW 2196
Ph: (02) 9740 0998 Fax: (02) 9740 0974
Email: info.church@stcharbel.nsw.edu.au
Parish Priest: Fr Youssef Sleiman
Assistant Priests:  Fr Boulos Kerbage, Fr Elie Rahme, Fr Chalita Boustany, Fr Milad Azzi & Fr Ronny Chaheen

Adelaide

St Maroun's Church
379 Goodwood Rd, WESTBOURNE PARK SA 5041
Ph: (08) 8271 0806, Fax: (08) 8271 8368       
Email: adelaide@maronite.org.au
Parish Priest: Fr Louis Saad

Brisbane

St Maroun's Church
29 Bunya St, GREENSLOPES QLD 4120
Ph/Fax: (07) 3394 4994
Email: brisbane@maronite.org.au
Parish Priest: Fr Fadi Salame
Community Support: Fr George Nehme & Fr Mikhael Tooma

Melbourne

Our Lady of Lebanon Church
Church Address: 230 Normbany Ave, THORNBURY VIC 3071
Office Address: 31 Comas Grove, THORNBURY VIC 3071
Ph: (03) 9480 2059 Fax: (03) 9480 2635
Email: mjkt@maronitesvictoria.org
Parish Priest: Msgr Joseph Takchi
Assistant Priests: Fr Alain Fares, Fr Edmond Andraos OAM, Fr Charles Hitti OAM & Hovig Boudakian

Wollongong

Our Lady of Lebanon Church
74 – 78 Denise St, LAKE HEIGHTS NSW 2502
Ph: 0419 445 116
Email: wollongong@maronite.org.au
Community Support: Fr Peter Diab

Mass Centres

St James Church
Studd Rd, DANDENONG VIC 3175
Email: eddy2k@hotmail.com
Fr Edmond Andraos OAM

Sacred Heart Church
50 Fairway Drive, CLEAR ISLAND WATERS, GOLD COAST QLD 4226
Priests of St Maroun's Parish, Brisbane
Email: brisbane@maronite.org.au
Priests of St Maroun's Brisbane

St Joseph the Worker
Wellington Road, AUBURN NSW 2144
Priests of Our Lady of Lebanon, Harris Park

St Patrick's Church
32 Calliope Street GUILDFORD NSW 2161
Priests of Our Lady of Lebanon, Harris Park

Our Lady of Lourdes
Homer St, EARLWOOD NSW 2206
Email: cathedral@maronite.org.au
Priests of St Maroun's Cathedral

St Maroun's College
Wardell Rd, DULWICH HILL NSW 2203
Email: cathedral@maronite.org.au
Priests of St Maroun's Cathedral

St Leonard's Catholic Church
43 Donnelly Road, NAREMBURN NSW 2065
Email: cathedral@maronite.org.au
Priests of St Maroun's Cathedral

Other Maronite Centres

Spiritual Retreat Centre
St Nemetallah Hardini Centre
425 Wilton Rd, APPIN NSW 2560
Phone: 0450 656 561
Rector: Fr Boulos Melhem
Assistant: Fr Peter Diab

Maronite Heritage Centre
St Maroun Cathedral Hall
627 Elizabeth St, REDFERN NSW 2016
Email: heritage@maronite.org.au
Open Sundays from 11am to 2pm or by appointment

Radio

Voice of Charity (1701 AM)
Ph:  (02) 9625 6111 Fax: (02) 9625 9779
Fr Maroun Moussa, LMM
Email voc@voc.org.au
Website:  www.voc.org.au

St Charbel's Monastery, Antonine Monks
43 The Grove, Coburg Vic 3058

MaroniteCare
40 Alice St, Harris Park, NSW, 2150

  • Natural Family Planning Ph: (02) 8898-1540
  • Maronite Family and Adult Counselling Service Ph (02) 9891 1244
  • Maronite Youth Services Tel: 02 9891 2670

Maronite Schools

  • St Charbel's College, Punchbowl
  • St Maroun's College, Dulwich Hill
  • Our Lady of Lebanon College, Harris Park 
  • Antonine Sisters Trinity Schools, Victoria

Aged Care Facilities

  • St Paul's Hostel, Our Lady of Lebanon Parish, Melbourne
  • Sisters of the Holy Family Hostel and Nursing Home, Dulwich Hill and Marrickville

Childcare Centres

  • Sisters of the Holy Family Childcare Centre, Belmore
  • Antonine Sisters Childcare Centre, Victoria

[back to top of page]

Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand

Rev Archimandrite Robert Rabbat
Eparchy of Saint Michael, The Archangel of Sydney
for Melkite Greek Catholics of Australia and New Zealand
80 Waterloo Road
GREENACRE NSW 2190

PO Box 620
GREENACRE NSW 2190

Telephone: (02) 9758 0222
Facsimile: (02) 9758 0233
E-mail: eparchy@melkite.org.au
Website: www.melkite.org.au

St Michael's Cathedral
25 Golden Grove Street
Darlington   NSW  2008
Telephone: (02) 9516 1069
Facsimlie: (02) 9516 1069
Website: www.melkite.org.au

[back to top of page]

Eparchy of Melbourne for Ukrainian Rite

Most Reverend P Stasiuk
Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul

Bishop's Chancery
35 Canning Street
NORTH MELBOURNE V 3051


Telephone: 03 9320 2560
Facsimile: 03 9320 2544
E-mail: ukreparc@ozemail.com.au

St. Andrew's War Memorial Church
57 Church Street
LIDCOMBE NSW 2141
Telephone: (02) 9649 9975
Facsimile: (02) 9649 5626

See also: Migrant chaplains

[back to top of page]

Armenian Rite

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
5 John Street
LIDCOMBE NSW 2141
Masses: Sundays at 11am

Reverend Basil Sousanieh
PO Box 315
LIDCOMBE NSW 1825
Telephone: (02) 9649 3180
Mobile: 0427 404 952
E-mail: fr.basil@accsydney.org.au

Mr Avedis Qasabian
President of the Church Council
Telephone: (02) 9873 2343
Mobile: 0411 426 889
E-mail: qasabian@trentvale.com.au

[back to top of page]

Chaldean Eparchy of Oceania

Archbishop Amel Nona
Bishop of Chaldean Diocese of St Thomas

Chancery Office
PO Box 3120
WETHERILL PARK NSW 2164


Telephone: (02) 9823 1800
Facsimile: (02) 9823 1266
E-mail: info@stthomasdiocese.com.au

Cathedral of St. Thomas the Apostle
Presbytery and Office
66-78 Quarry Road
BOSLEY PARK NSW 2176
Parish Priest: Fr Maher Gurges
Telephone: (02) 9823 1856
Facsimile: (02) 9823 1266
Email: mgurges@bigpond.net.au
Masses: Saturdays at 5pm; Sundays at 8.30am and 10.30am

Our Lady Guardian Of Plants
Presbytery and Office
93-99 Somerset Road
CAMPBELLFIELD VIC 3061
Parish Priest: Fr Emmanuel Khoshaba
Assistant Priest: Fr Faiz Jarjis
Assistant Priest: Fr Khalid Marogi
Telephone: (03) 9357 4554
Facsimile: (03) 9357 4556

[back to top of page]

Coptic Rite

St Mark's Coptic Catholic Church
533 Reservoir Road
PROSPECT NSW 2142
Mass Times: Fridays at 10am and 7pm, Sundays at 8am and 9am

Fr Rev Zakaria Gayed
PO Box 578
BLACKTOWN NSW 2148
Telephone: (02) 9636 2202
Facsimile: (02) 9688 3342
E-mail: frzadariagayed@hotmail.com

[back to top of page]

Romanian Greek Catholic Rite

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
74 Underwood Road
HOMEBUSH NSW 2140

Rev Michael Anghel
Telephone: (02) 9746 5548
Facsimile: (02) 9746 2903
E-mail: homebushcatholic@bigpond.com

[back to top of page]

Syrian Rite

Our Lady of Mercy Church
102 Burwood Road
CONCORD NSW 2137
Masses: Sundays at 10.30am, Christmas and Easter Masses at 10:30pm
(Hall being refurbished in August to December 2005)
During refurbishment period:
St Therese
The Boulevarde
HURSTVILLE NSW 2170
Masses: Sundays at 5.30pm

St Anthony's Catholic Church
Tahmoor Road
TAHMOOR NSW 2573
Masses: First Saturday of each month at 4pm

Mgr Michael Berbari
Catholic Presbytery
60 Kingsland Road
BERALA NSW 2141
PO Box 304
REGENTS PARK BC NSW 2143
Telephone: (02) 9644 7787
Facsimile: (02) 9644 2861
Mobile: 0418 459 431
E-mail: mgrmichael@hotmail.com
E-mail: michaelberbari@yahoo.com