Parish Staff

Reverend Father Andrew Bass

Parish Priest

Father Andrew replaced Father Clifford D’souza MSFS in April 2015. Father Clifford had been Administrator of Holy Trinity Parish since 2011. Father Andrew came from Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Parramatta where he served as Assistant Priest.

Fr Andrew Bass was ordained a priest by Bishop Kevin Manning in St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta, on June 27, 2008. He is a former parishioner of Baulkham Hills and was born in Harare in Zimbabwe.

Father Bass Ordination

In the first 10 years of his life, Father Andrew lived in South Africa, the United States and Saudi Arabia as his father Michael, an executive in the oil industry, was posted to jobs around the world. The family arrived in Australia when Andrew was 11.

According to Father Andrew, living among the expatriate Christian community was "a transformative experience'' in his development as a Christian. "We were part of a close-knit community, not unlike the earliest communities of Christians, mindful that under Sharia law all Christian worship is banned. Despite the risks, my parents continued to practise their faith. They refused to bow to an idea that they couldn't practise their faith, so Mass was celebrated secretly in the homes of several families under the guise of social gatherings."

In 2014, Father Andrew undertook studies at the Institute for Liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

Reverend Father Steven Hyun

Priest In Residence

Reverend Mr Joseph Ledang



Mrs Judy Smith
Mrs Annette Wirz

Parish Office

Mr John Portelli

Director of Music

Miss Rosette Chidiac

Sacraments & TYM Co-ordinator

Mr Jim Newell

Acolytes Co-ordinator

Mr Joe Elias
Mrs Lana Leatherby

Catechist Co-ordinators

Br Charles Barry fsp

Pastoral Support