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OLOL Festival Brings Joy, Peace & Hope to Families
Although people may think of Lebanon today as a place of chaos and unrest, the country was known as the "Switzerland of the East" in the 1960s. It was renowned for its agriculture, commerce, banking and prosperity. In the latter 1960s, Monsignor Peter Amin Ziade returned to Australia from Lebanon with the intention of erecting a church, settling on an elevated piece of land in Harris Park, near Sydney.

Our Lady of Lebanon's Hall and School was opened in 1972, with the Hall being used as a Church until 1978 when the Church was officially opened and blessed. It is the largest Maronite Catholic Parish in Australia with Maronite population tripling since its opening along with over eighteen committees and groups. The Parish encourages and supports the growth of the people along with serving the needs of generations to come.

Churches, Lebanon, Harris Park, Near Sydney, NSW, Festival, Christmas, Kids, Family
Photo courtesy of OLOL Christmas Festival


Leading up to Christmas, Our Lady of Lebanon is hosting their OLOL Christmas Festival 2019 at the Cathedral, 40 Alice Street, Harris Park. Activities include

Friday 13 December Carols by Candlelight from 8.00 pm, which will be held inside the Church
Saturday 14 December from 5.00 to 11.00 pm join in the fun at the Food Truck Festival, Music, Face Painting, Show Bags, Live Nativity and Fireworks
If you missed out on the Saturday fun, you can line up on Sunday 15 December from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm

Festivals, Christmas,Lebanon, Harris Park, Near Sydney, NSW, Kids, Family, Christmas, Food Trucks
Photo courtesy of OLOL Christmas Festival


The joy of Christmas is a wonderful time when friends and family can gather to enjoy the festive season together in peace and harmony. If you would like more information on this family event, please call 02 9689 2899. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates as they come to hand.
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Why? Family Christmas festival of joy and hope
When: 13-15 December 2019
Phone: (02) 9689 2899
Where: Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 40 Alice Street, Harris Park
Cost: Free Entry
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