In his Pastoral Plan for the Maronite Eparchy of Australia 2014-2020, Faithfulness and Openness, His Excellency Antoine-Charbel Tarabay focuses heavily on the social and welfare needs of the community. These needs are strongly upheld in the priorities that he has furnished for the Maronite and the wider community in Australia. MaroniteCare exists to support, educate and empower individuals, couples and families to better participate in and contribute to the society in which they are part of. Over the last few months we have been working hard to re-establish MaroniteCare so that it can truly fulfil this mission. Under the guidance and leadership of His Excellency Antoine-Charbel Tarabay and the management of the Board, we have been building our governance structures so that we can become a professional, transparent, consistent and coherent organisation which the Maronite community can be proud of. We are in the process of reviewing and renewing our processes and procedures with the goal of achieving best practice and targeting accreditation within Australian Standards. We would like MaroniteCare to one day be recognized alongside organisations such as CatholicCare, AngliCare, The Salvation Army and other such organisations who play a big role in supporting the needs of the community. In the near future we will be launching several initiatives which include; Mental Health Awareness Month in October; White Ribbon Week in November; and various other health and wellbeing initiatives. Our motto is “Working together to make a difference.” This is the spirit in which we would like to work within, a spirit of partnership and collaboration. Partnership and collaboration with our parishes, schools, businesses and community organisations! This requires that all our talents, successes and achievements are brought together in a unified spirit so that we can truly make a difference to the lives of the people that seek our help and support. Each one of us according to our responsibility, participate and exercise authority derived from our Lord Jesus Christ. For this reason, MaroniteCare will be forming partnerships so that together we can achieve the mission of the Church, glorifying God and serving his people.
Yours in Christ,
Subdeacon Danny Nouh
Subdeacon Danny Nouh was born in 1973 in Sydney, Australia. He completed his secondary studies at Casimir Catholic College in Marrickville and then went on to study Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He graduated in 1996 and has worked on major infrastructure projects in NSW with two of the biggest engineering firms in Australia. Danny primarily built his career in the Contracts and Commercial Manager roles, excelling in the financial and administrative management of the projects that he worked on. These projects included: M5 East Tunnel and Motorway, F3 Freeway, Northwest Tway, Inner West Busway and Southern Freight Line. In 2009, Danny discovered that he had a calling to the priesthood and has been pursuing this calling ever since. In 2015, he completed his Bachelor of Theology and in 2016 started his Masters in Theology. On 22 January 2016, His Excellency, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay ordained him as a Subdeacon. On 9 February of the same year, he was appointed as the Executive Officer of MaroniteCare and the Director of the Office of Family Life and Marriage. He currently serves at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral. Subdeacon Danny is married and has three beautiful children.