On Friday 26 July a Mass was held at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-cathedral Parramatta, in thanksgiving for the proclamation of Patriarch Elias Howayek as Venerable. The Mass was presided over by His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay. The Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family were all in attendance. After Mass the Sisters presented the Congregation with the prayer of the Patriarch. The Sisters invited the Bishop and clergy for dinner at the Harris Park convent.