The Detroit area is home to the largest population of Lebanese Americans and Maronite Catholics in the United States. 2016 marks a historic year for us. 50 years ago in 1966, the first Maronite Diocese was established here in Detroit. Today, there are only three Maronite Catholic parishes in southeast Michigan: the former cathedral of St. Maron in Detroit, St. Rafka Church in Livonia, and St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Parish - the largest and most populous Maronite parish in the area and one of the largest Maronite parishes in the United States.
After faithfully serving our community for 29 years, we made the difficult but necessary decision in late 2014 to sell our home to another Christian church.
We searched for nearly a year to find a location that would best suit our needs - closer to most of our parishioners, spaced adequately away from the two other Maronite parishes in southeast Michigan, and large enough to accommodate all of our parishioners