St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church


The Maronite Family of faith welcomes you with peace, joy and love. We invite you to join us. Ahla w salah we say in Arabic (You are most welcome, our home is yours.)

Maronite spirituality, liturgy and traditions come from Antioch-Edessa, Syria as they were known in the Roman Empire at the time of Christ.  The Aramaic language, used in liturgy, is the same language Jesus spoke during his earthly life and ministry.

The Maronite Church, one of the oldest churches of Catholicism, was led by Saint Maron, a priest (350-410 AD) who devotedly taught the Catholic faith, and ministered to many people with his gifts of healing and counsel.  Today in the U.S.A. there are two eparchies (Dioceses) made up of about 75,000 Maronite Catholics. We are in union with Rome and  are part of the one true Catholic Church.


Sunday 11:00 am


Sundays 10:30 -10:50 am


Sundays 10:00 – 10:30 am

1804 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Tel: (503) 231-3853

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Our Bishop on EWTN Recently

Our Bishop, Bishop Elias Zaidan, of the Eparchy (Diocese) of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, was featured on Fr. Mitch Pacwa's program "EWTN Live".  The program aired on 12/23/15, and repeated several times.  The bishop discusses the Maronite Church, the relics of...

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Christmas Greeting from Abouna

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17...

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Giving to Those with Less this Year

"Naked you clothed me, ill, you cared for me..."   At St Sharbel's we have a long tradition of giving to those who are less fortunate at Christmas time.  It is something that we should be proud of.  It is all too easy to get caught up in the commercial aspect of...

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Join Us for Christmas Events at St Sharbel

Christmas Breakfast on Sunday 12/21 Please mark your calendars for Sunday 12/21. After Sacred Mysteries our Young Adults, Maronteens, and Crossroads will be serving a hot breakfast downstairs.  We also expect a special visit from none other than Papa Noel!  The...

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Novena for St Sharbel Starts on Thanksgiving Day

Join Us for a Novena of Masses We will offer a series of Masses / Public Liturgies as a way to prepare ourselves for the arrival of the Relics of St Sharbel. We will begin this on Thanksgiving Day at 10:00am, we invite you and your family to come give thanks to God...

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Relics of St. Sharbel

  THE PARISH COMMUNITY OF ST SHARBEL PARISH IN PORTLAND WILL BE RECEIVING THE RELICS OF ST SHARBEL MAHKLOUF SATURDAY DECEMBER 5-6, 2015 Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canonization of this Holy Saint from Lebanon at the First Parish Named after St Sharbel...

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