Executive Assistant

Patricia Marsh

Patricia currently serves as Executive Assistant in the Archdiocese of Sydney Liturgy Office and has held this position for 10 years.

Patricia assists with the management of courses for spiritual formation and liturgical training of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers and Acolytes at parishes and schools. Her studies in teaching, librarianship and religious education have allowed her to teach in Catholic and Uniting Church schools across Sydney and to support parishes and schools with liturgical matters.

Patricia has visited the Vatican Library, Vatican Observatory Library, Montserrat Monastery Library, the Church of the Gesu Library and numerous libraries with religious and astronomical collections in Australia for study associated with education.

During the covid lockdown Patricia began the project of digitising the 50 years of Liturgical records held within the Archdiocesan Liturgy Office.

Liturgical Office

Administrative Assistant
Maria Amaral
Maria joined the Liturgy Office in January 2023. She was a Catechist for six years for public primary and high schools. She also worked in the School of Philosophy and Theology and the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame as Administrative Officer.
Dr Mariusz Biliniewicz
Mariusz Biliniewicz currently serves as Director of the Liturgy Office in the Archdiocese of Sydney. He has worked at the University of Notre Dame Australia as Senior Lecturer in Theology and Associate Dean of Research and Academic Development. He has studied and taught in Poland, Ireland and Australia and has spoken and published internationally on a number of theological topics.

Liturgical Commission

Mr Francois Kunc SC
The Hon François Kunc is currently the Chair of the Commission, having previously served as a member and then Deputy Chair. He has had a lifelong interest in liturgical and sacramental theology and extensive experience in liturgy planning in both a parish and cathedral setting, including children’s and school liturgies and major ceremonies.
Dr Anthony Cleary
Anthony Cleary is the Director of Mission & Identity for Sydney Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Sydney. Prior to his appointment in 2006, Anthony was the Director of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (Sydney).
Fr Danai Penollar
Fr Danai Penollar, BSc, STB, STL, was ordained for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 2007. He is currently Parish Administrator of Mary Immaculate Bossley Park and used to serve as Assistant Director of the Liturgy Office.
Mr Harry Stephens
Mr Harry A Stephens BArch DipLD FRAIA FDIA is a practicing architect and formerly a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Interior Architecture Program of the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of New South Wales.
Catherine Hilder
Catherine currently works as a K-12 Network Religious Education Officer, Sydney Catholic Schools. She has served on the commission since her appointment as Director of the Catechumenate Office, Archdiocese of Sydney 2012-2017.
Fr Don Richardson
Fr Don Richardson B.Th, STB, MA (Liturgy) was ordained in Sydney in 1992. He was appointed Assistant Priest in the parishes of Mt Pritchard, Menai and St Mary’s Cathedral successively.
Fr Lewi Barakat
Fr. Lewi Barakat has been appointed as the Archbishop of Sydney’s Master of Ceremonies since 2019. He is currently based at St Mary’s Cathedral, where he ministers as an Assistant Priest.