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A Dream Come True

         For 17 years the Members of St. Sharbel Maronite Mission have desired to have a church home to call our own. To have facilities to help us serve, love, and grow. In June 2023, we purchased18768 Jefferson Hwy.

With a large sanctuary space, a large hall, a kitchen, two bathrooms, classrooms, and a parking lot, we could use the property within weeks of purchase.

Now we have kids’ classes, shared meals, and community outreach in a place to call our own. This property is a home base and a rallying cry as we serve parishioners across the state.

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18768 Jefferson Hwy

A rendering of the converted building
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A rendering of the converted building

    Together we can raise $5,000 in monthly pledges so we can guarantee the stability of our mission. Together we can reach our decades' long goal for our parents, for ourselves, and for our children.
   Bishop Elias Zaidan reminded us, “we are called to give equal sacrifice, not equal gift.” Each donation and each donor matter. God hears each prayer for this project and each prayer for our mission to proclaim His love in Louisiana. God sees each act of love, each gift of time, each minute of service. 
    May the prayers of St. Sharbel be with you, and may you know more each day how deeply God loves you. 

All donations are tax deductible.

We have purchased the property, through generous donations and with $280,000 in loans.

As of October 6, 2023 we have $220,000 in outstanding loans.

As of March 1, 2024 we have $65,000 in outstanding loans.

Our move in expenses were $30,000.


With this space we will be able to host events, classes, services, meals, tutoring, weddings, funerals, baptisms, parties, and more for those in our parish and for the greater community.

Checks can be mailed to

St. Sharbel Maronite Mission

18768 Jefferson Hwy

Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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Artist rendering of interior

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Sample donor wall

Donor Recognition 

We will have donor recognition opportunities at various levels.

  • Plaques for $1000, $2500, and $5000

  • For gifts of $10,000 or more, there will be special memorial opportunities.

All donors to the project will be recognized on a special memorial.


If you would like to make a donation anonymously checks can be made to:

Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon
For: St. Sharbel Louisiana building fund
19300 Rinaldi Street Box 8509

Porter Ranch, CA 91327

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