Saint Sharbel Shrine
Saint Sharbel Statue
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
In order to express our gratitude to God and to continue the legacy of the miraculous healing that took place at our church on January 18, 2016, and that has touched all of us in so many ways, we hope, with your help, to begin building St. Sharbel shrine on July 23, 2016, the day of the Feast of St. Sharbel. We further aspire to dedicate the shrine on October 9, 2016, the day of St. Sharbel’s Canonization.
Our goal as parishioners, family and friends is to raise $85,000 toward the construction and dedication of the shrine, and to stand together in Christ in helping to bring it into being, the doors of which will be open 24 hours a day to anyone who wants to light a candle, say a prayer or meditate.
Enclosed is a copy of the shrine’s architectural designs. A lot of work went into developing these plans. As you are surely aware, the story of the healing at our church is now known all over the world, and the building of this shrine functions not only to commemorate that incredible event, but also to send a message to every believer that "God is with us."
As you review the aforementioned shrine blueprint, please consider the possibility of making a significant contribution to the project in your own name or, perhaps, in honor or memory of a family member, friend or loved one.
The names of such donors or the persons that you wish to honor or memorialize will appear on a plaque to be hanged on the shrine wall. This plaque will endure for your children and grandchildren to enjoy over generations to come.
Don't miss this opportunity to do a good deed for your community and your church. A sample of the plaque is copied below, however the specific style depicted is not set in stone. We will finalize the plaque design as we progress in building the shrine and upon receiving all donations.
Also, major renovations are underway at the church. Please remember: all gifts, both large and small, are greatly appreciated.
May our loving God continue to bless you always and may He reward you abundantly.
Father Wissam Akiki
To make a donation, please provide the information requested below, including Your Name, The Amount you wish to donate ($5,000 $2,500 $1,000, $500,$250), and, if applicable, the name of the person whom you are recognizing with your contribution.
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