Foundation ministeries

Office of Liturgy & Mysteries
The responsibility of this office is to prepare, celebrate, and live the liturgies and mysteries of the Maronite Church in order to foster a more meaningful experience of worship that enables the entire parish to be bearers of the Good News in our homes, communities, and workplaces.

Office of Formation & Development
The responsibility of this office is to identify, teach, and assess the Antiochene Aramaic Faith in order that parishioners entrusted to our care may grow in their Maronite identity and call to discipleship.

Office of Pastoral Outreach
The responsibility of this office is to create and implement an inclusive parish-wide ministry that enriches the human dignity through the healing presence of Christ.

Office of Parish Life

The responsibility of this office is to offer and promote religious, social, and cultural experiences that unite us into a cohesive and dynamic Maronite Church.

Office of Vocation and Evangelization:
The responsibility of this office is to mentor and support those who have a calling from God to answer Him and to inspire those who do not know the Gospel to accept Jesus Christ.

5 PASTORAL PRIORITIES:  Based on parish-wide 2018 survey results


1- Faith Formation and Spiritual Life (spiritual engagement, bible studies, evening prayers, etc.)
2- Communication and Community (stronger sense of community, inclusion, new parishioners, etc.)
3- Facilities and Infrastructure (facility update, maintenance, new church more enabling of a community life, etc.)
4- Financial Development (innovative ideas for increasing income, digital payment, etc.)
5- Leading with Purpose (team building, mentorship, and personal development programs, etc.)


                       Saint Sharbel Design & Stratgy​​


 VISION
We will be an active, growing, and welcoming community living the faith, values, and traditions of the Maronite Church of Antioch.


 MISSION
To preserve our Antiochene Aramaic heritage and practice our Maronite Catholic Faith as Disciples of Christ in the local community and beyond.


 CORE VALUES
Our Core Values define who we are, what we believe in, and how we live. These values distinguish us as an ancient Church with contemporary relevance, give us a sense of purpose as a faith community, and guide our behavior in proclaiming Christ’s message in words and deeds. 


 Our six core values are:


1. Liturgical Worship
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart” (Matthew 22:37-38)
We hold our Liturgical worship as the strongest anchor of our Maronite Church because it enables us to receive God’s grace and transforms us by His presence through the Eucharistic Communion, scriptures, and prayers.


2. Fellowship
“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself" (Matthew 22:37-39)
We are a caring community that shares the unconditional love of Christ with others by living our true Christian identity and morals, treating everyone with love and respect, and resolving conflicts humbly.


3. Discipleship
“For I have given you an example” (John 13:14-15)
We emulate Jesus Christ by accepting The Father’s plan for us, acknowledging the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and developing a strong relationship with Jesus in the Church, the Body of Christ.


4. Apostleship
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15)
We are servants of evangelization who proclaim the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, share God’s love, and deliver the joy of the Gospel to the local community and beyond.


5. Stewardship
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34)
We are stewards of the Kingdom of God, by virtue of our baptism, and therefore commit to cultivate and share our God given gifts of time, talent, and treasure for the benefit of our Church family and the wider community.


6. Communionship
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”(Matthew 18:20)
We are members of the Holy Catholic Church and share a communionship with our Eparchy and other Maronites around the world, enabling us to be a mightier force for good.


LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE:


Pastor:  teach, govern, and sanctify


Pastoral Council: 
An advisory body that cooperates with the Pastor in all aspects of Pastoral life.  Comprised of 11 lay members.


5 Chairs, one from each ministry


Liturgy & Mystery
Formation & Development
Pastoral Outreach
Parish Life
Evangelization & Vocations


5 Presidents, one from each organization


Knights of St. Sharbel:  Men 36yrs+
Immaculate Conception Sodality:  Women 36yrs+
Mary’s Young Adults:  18 – 35yrs
Pioneers of Mary:  8th grade – 12th grade
Knights of Mary:  3rd grade – 7th grade


1 Representative from the Finance Council 

Ministry Structure: 
5 Ministries, with 5-7 members with the Chair of each sitting on the Pastoral Council.  Chairs to rotate every 2 years.

Organizations’ Structure: 
5 Organizations, with the President of each sitting on the Pastoral Council.  Elections every 2 years.

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Finance Council:  
An advisory body that cooperates with the Pastor in all aspects of the financial life of the parish. Comprised of 5 lay members - 3 members appointed by the Pastor and the 2 Chairs of the Finance subcommittees.  Chairs to rotate every 2-years.

Fundraising Committee: 
5 total members comprised of Treasurers of the MYA, Immaculate Conception Sodality, Knights of St. Sharbel and 2 appointments by the Pastor.  Chair will sit on the Finance Council.

Buildings & Grounds Committee: 
5 total members appointed by the Pastor.  Chair will sit on the Finance Council