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Dear Saint Sharbel Family

Following is the schedule of services for Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday at Saint Sharbel Mission 
  • Palm Sunday Celebration, Sunday, March 28th. at 4:00 p.m. (Bring the children with candles, weather permitted, we will have a procession around the Church)
  • Good Friday Service, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. ( Please bring fresh flowers with you) 
  • Easter Sunday Service, April 4th. at 11:30 a.m.
Wishing you a Blessed Lenten Season, it is a time of prayers, fasting and almsgiving , and remember to spend more time with Jesus. 

Father Pierre El Khoury can be reached at:
(630) 932-9640 or 


Dear Saint Sharbel Family

Our First Mass of the Year 2021 is this Sunday, December 3rd. @ 4:00 p.m.

Let us all gather together and welcome the New Year 2021 with prayers and hymns, thanking Our Lord for his abundant blessings upon our families and for keeping all safe during this most difficult and challenging 2020

Wishing you many blessings for a New Year filled with peace, love, health, joy and prosperity.

We have so much to be grateful for.

Father Pierre El Khoury can be reached at:
(630) 932-9640 or

Month of Christmas Healing Mass at Saint Sharbel this Sunday 12/15/19

Saint Sharbel Mission of Milwaukee

Healing Mass during the month of Christmas
Anointing with Holy Oil will take place at the conclusion of the Liturgy

Sunday, December 15, 2019
@ 4:00 p.m.

Father Pierre El Khoury

Mass Intentions: All the Sick and in need of prayers in our community

Readers: Dr. Michael Barkett , Nelly Zahr

Ushers: Nabil Zahr, Elie Rayes

Altar Server: Antone G Shanine

Any questions, concerns, please contact Fr. Father Pierre El Khoury: 713- 972 – 2990. e:mail:

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Christmas gifts from the holy land

5 Fascinating Facts About St. Charbel Makhlouf, The Miraculous Healing Saint


“By” — St. Charbel Makhlouf is a very powerful saintly intercessor, especially on behalf of the ill or infirm.

Here’s 5 fascinating facts about this amazing miraculous healing saint:

1) He became a monk at 23, a priest at 31, then a hermit at 46

St. Charbel was born Yousef Antoun Makhlouf in 1828 in the mountains of Northern Lebanon. He was raised into a devout Christian family, and was one of five children.
He wanted to become a monk from a young age. He helped his family tend to a small flock, and often took the flock to a grotto to pray before the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This grotto became “his first hermitage and altar of worship.”
When he became a monk of the Lebanese Maronite Order at 23, he took the name “Charbel.” He completely devoted his life to Christ “with an undivided heart.”

2) No one saw his face while he was alive

According to Three Lights From the East by Fr. Mansour Awad, “People never saw his face when he was alive. He always kept his head down in church, at work or when walking, always looking to the ground.
“He would lift his eyes only to heaven. When in church, he always faced the altar with his eyes fixed on the tabernacle. However, when he died and was lying face upward, his eyes were closed, still not looking at anyone, exactly as in his lifetime.”
St. Charbel was extremely devoted to the Eucharist. He suffered a stroke while reciting this prayer on Dec. 16, 1898:
“Father of Truth, behold Your Son a sacrificed
pleasing to You, accept the offering of Him who died for me…”

3) After St. Charbel’s death, a fellow monk “saw a light…circling Fr. Charbel’s body.”

St. Charbel died on Christmas Eve in 1898 before the presence of the Eucharist.
When one of the monks visited the tabernacle at midnight following his death, he saw a light surrounding the tabernacle and St. Charbel’s body…after his body was already transported for burial!
Fr. Mansour Awad wrote in Three Lights From the East that “The body of Father Charbel was in front of the altar.
“The monk saw a light bursting from the door of the tabernacle, circling the body of Father Charbel, easing up to the chandelier above the coffin and back to the tabernacle.”

4) Light illuminated from his tomb

Many people, including Christians and Muslims, reported light illuminating from St. Charbel’s tomb after his death. His body was exhumed multiple times. Church authorities found him completely incorrupt.
A few months after his death, authorities found that “further examination showed that his body transpired blood and water like any living organism.”
Fr. Peter Mishmshany, a St. Maron priest who visited Fr. Charbel while he was ill, and participated in his burial said, “When a light was seen rising over the tomb, witnessed by many people, then the tomb was opened and the body was found to be sound, perfect, incorrupt.”
Fr. Charbel’s body reportedly remained intact for more than 40 years after his death.

5) Many healing miracles are attributed to his powerful intercession

St. Charbel is most well-known for his powerful intercession for the sick. Many miracles have occurred through him.
For example, in 1936, Sister Mary Abel Kamary of the Two Sacred Hearts Nuns suffered from an serious internal condition.
Her pancreas, gallbladder and kidney were stuck together, causing uncontrolled vomiting and paralyzation of her right arm. She underwent multiple unsuccessful surgeries.
She endured this intense suffering for 14 years. She vomited everything she ate, her teeth decayed, and she walked with a cane.
After hearing of St. Charbel’s intercession, she asked for his help. He then blessed her in a dream, and she later visited Fr. Charbel’s grave in Lebanon.
“No sooner had she touched the grave tile than she felt a current in her back.
“While she was praying near the coffin, the name of St. Charbel appeared carved on the tile, wreathed with drops of glistening sweat. She wiped it with her scarf and then rubbed it on the afflicted area. Thus she got up and walked, which raised the shouts of joy for her recovery.”
Other alleged healings through St. Charbel’s intercession include healings from cancer, stroke, cysts, and the healing of a premature baby.
Click here to learn more about St. Charbel’s incredible miracles!
Pope St. Paul VI canonized this Maronite saint on Oct. 9, 1977. His feast day is July 24.
St. Charbel Makhlouf, pray for us!

All Souls Day Divine Liturgy tomorrow at St. Sharbel

Dear St. Sharbel Family,
Tomorrow Sunday, Nov. 3rd. at 4:30 P.M. we pray for all our faithful departed.

We also welcome Fr. Pierre El Khoury as our new priest at St.Sharbel Mission. Please join us in prayers as we remember all our loved ones, bring their names to the Altar of the Lord with you, please come early so we may include their names in our prayer requests, there will be someone at the front preparing the list.
A pot luck meal will take place immediately following the service, PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE AND BREAK BREAD TOGETHER .

Wishing you a wonderful & blessed weekend,

Saint Sharbel Annual Festival – Sunday July 28th 2019


Upcoming Schedule at St Sharbel Mission Of Milwaukee

Dear Friends of Saint Sharbel Mission:
Following is our schedule of events at the Mission for the next upcoming weeks:

1- Mass schedule on  every Sunday at 5:00 pm. moving forward
2- December 16th. Special 5 years  anniversary Mass of the establishment of the mission. Followed by a Parish meal at the Church hall
3- Christmas Day Mass is set for 11:30 am on Christmas Day. 

Upcoming Mass Schedule

Dear Friends of Saint Sharbel Mission:
Following is our schedule of events at the Mission for the next upcoming weeks:
  • Sunday, Sept. 16th.  Liturgy at 5:00 p.m,
  • Sunday, Sept. 23rd. Abouna Nabil will celebrate a Maronite Divine Liturgy at Holy Hill Shrine at 2:30 p.m. Please meet at the Shrine for Lunch at noon followed by the Liturgy. 

1525 Carmel Rd, Hubertus, WI . 

  • September 30. Liturgy at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 7th. Liturgy at 5:00 p.m.  Chorbishop Sharbel Maroun will visit the Mission to Celebrate the Divine Liturgy, the Relics of St. Sharbel will be present at the Altar. 
  • October 14th. Liturgy 5:00 p.m
  • October 21th. Liturgy at 5:00 p.m,.
  • October 28th. Litrugy at 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Mass / Events Schedule at Saint Sharbel Mission

Dear Friends of Saint Sharbel Mission:
Following is our schedule of events at the Mission for the next three weeks:
  • Sunday, August 5th. Divine Liturgy is celebrated at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 12th. We are having a Joint Mass with the community of St. Sebastian at 9:30 a.m.  Abouna Nabil will be con-celebrating with Father Javier. In celebration of the completion of the new roof of the Church, followed by a  complimentary Parish Breakfast.  There will be no other Mass on this day. Please join the 9:30 a.m. Mass in appreciation of the love and support the community of St. Sebastian have shown us over the past five years. 

  • Wednesday, August 15th.  We will be joining the Parish Community of Mart Mariam Chaldean Church in a special Mass offered during the month of our Blessed Mother Mary. We will visit the Grotto on the Church grounds and celebrate with their community. For those who wish to join us,  simply meet us at Mar Mariam Chaldean Church: 2700 Willow Rd. Northbrook, Il. at 6:00 p.m.  
  • Sunday, August 19th.  In continuation of honoring our Blessed Mother Mary, Abouna Nabil will be celebrating a Maronite Mass on this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at :

National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown

Please meet us at the Shrine in time for Mass at 12:30 p.m  followed by catered lunch at the Church Grounds, cost is $10.00 per person. PLEASE RSVP if you will be participating with us on this day so we can plan the food order accordingly. 
Wishing you a blessed week,
Abouna Nabil Mouannes


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