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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 we purchased18768 Jefferson Hwy. with a large sanctuary space, a large hall, a kitchen, bathrooms, classrooms, and a parking lot. We could use the property within weeks of purchase. Imagine praying together, kids’ classes, shared meals, and community outreach in a place to call our own. This property will also be a home base and a rallying cry as we serve parishioners across the state

18768 Jefferson Hwy

Update on Donations

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

Our move in expenses are $30,000.

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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. 

As of July 15 we have $280,000 in loans.

All donations are tax deductible

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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.

For anonymous donations: 

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


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.

Click here to see a slide show of the existing property.

Checks can be mailed to

St. Sharbel Maronite Mission

17631 Silver Fox Ct. 

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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Artist rendering of interior

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