Msgr. Charles Saad, Church Pastor


PASTOR OF ST. ELIAS MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH LONDON, ONTARIO
TEL: (519) 973-7240 FAX: (519) 252-5238

StEliasChurchLondon@gmail.com

EDUCATION  
 
PRIMARY
 Brothers of St. John the Baptist in Tripoli.
 
ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY
 Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul of ‘DAHR-EL-AYN’, near Tripoli.
 
UNIVERSITY
 1991- Received a Bachelor in Theology from U.S.E.K
1998 - Received Bachelor of Canon Law for I.C.P
- D.E.A in Canon Law from I.C.P, Paris XI.
2004 - Doctorate of Canon Law from I.C.P and Civil Law of Paris XI.
 
ORDINATION
 - Received Holy Sacrament of Ordination by His Excellency Msgr. Francis Baisarri, Nov. 26, 1992.
 

PASTORAL EXPERIENCE IN LEBANON 
 

1985-1991
 Enrolled as a Seminarian in the Maronite Patriarchal Seminary of Ghazir;
- Studied theology at the University of the Holy Spirit of Kaslik (U.S.E.K)
 
1991 - 1992
 Assisted Rev. Salim Sfeir of St. Georges in Sarba.
 
1992 - 1995
 Served in three parishes in North Lebanon (Tourza, Knat and Knaywir)
Taught catechism at all levels at St. Therese College in North Lebanon.
 

PASTORAL EXPERIENCE IN FRANCE
 

1995 - 1998
 - Clergy Student at St. Medard, Paris V.
- D.E.A in Canon Law from I.C.P, Paris XI.
 
1999 - 2000
 - Clergy Student at Our Lady of Lebanon in Paris
- Clergy student of St. Germaine of Paris.
 
2000 -2001
 - Vicar of Our Lady of Lebanon in Paris.
 
2001-2003
 - Official Notary of the Maronite Patriarch of Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
 
2002 - 2004
 - Vicar of Our Lady of Lebanon in Paris.
 
2004-2005
 - Vicar of Our Lady of Lebanon in Marseille.
- Lawyer for first instance of Marseille.
 
2005
 - Publication of the book “The Marriage of Islam and Christianity” Jan.9 by publisher Harmattan of Paris (777 pages) (www.alapalage.com)
 
2005-2006
 - Vicar at St. Jean de la Valette du Var, near Toulon.
- Lawyer in Marseille, (1st Instance), Air-en-Provence (Second Instance). (Official that gathered 12 dioceses of South of France).
 

PASTORAL EXPERIENCE IN CANADA
 

2007-2008
 - Vicar of St. Maron’s cathedral in Montreal, responsible for the administration of the pastoral council of the Parish.
- Fr. Charles Saad was appointed: Pastor at our parish (Saint Peter’s) and also at Saint Elias Parish (London, Ontario).
 

LANGUAGES
 
ARABIC, FRENCH, ENGLISH