MONSIGNORE JOSEPH SALAME
PRIMARY: ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL - HAMMANA
ELEMENTARY: OUR LADY OF TAMICH (POSTULATE)
SECONDARY: OUR LADY OF VICTORY (LEBANESE MARONITE ORDER)
UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITY OF HOLY SPIRIT - KASLIK
BACHELOR IN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY
SEPT 16 1984- UNIVERSITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY BISHOP MICHAEL DOUMITT
PASTORAL EXPERIENCE IN LEBANON
1984-1988 - MUSIC TEACHER AND CHOIR DIRECTOR (ZAHLE)
1984-1988 - ASSISTANT PASTOR AT ST. ANTOINE (ZAHLE)
1986-1988 - CHAPLAIN OF THE ORPHANAGE AT ST. JOSEPH (ZAHLE)
1987-1988 - CHARMAIN OF THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS (ZAHLE)
PASTORAL EXPERIENCE IN CANADA
1988-1990 - PASTOR OF OUR LADY OF LEBANON (QUEBEC CITY)
1988-1990 - CHAPLAIN OF THE "HABITATION GRANDE-ALLELE" (QUEBEC CITY)
1988-1990 - ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF "SOLIDARITE QUEBEC / LIBAN"
1988-1990 - CHAPLAIN OF KNIGHTS OF ST. MARON AND HOSPITALLER QUEBEC CITY
1989-1990 - ASSISTANT PASTOR AT NOTRE-DAME DE FOY (QUEBEC CITY)
1990-2007 - PASTOR OF ST. PETER'S MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH (WINDSOR - ONTARIO)
DEC 1994 - ELEVATED TO THE RANK OF "PERIODUT - MONSIGNOR"
DEC 1995 - ADMINISTRATOR OF ST. ANTHONY PARISH (LEAMINGTON - ONTARIO)
MAR 1995 - APPOINTED EPISCOPAL VICAR OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO
1996-2007 - PASTOR OF ST. ELIAS MISSION (LONDON - ONTARIO)
1996- ORGANIZER OF THE ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS EXCELLENCY BISHOP JOSEPH KHOURY
1998 - FOUNDER OF ST. ELIAS MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH (LONDON - ONTARIO)
2000 - ESTABLISHED NEW SITE OF ST. PETER'S MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH (PURCHASE & RELOCATION)
2008-2009 - YEAR OF MONASTIC LIFE EXPERIENCE (STRICT OBSERVANT)
2009-2010 - CATHEDRAL OF SAINT MARON (MONTREAL) WORKING WITH BISHOP JOSEPH KHOURY
2010-PRESENT - PASTOR OF OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP (EDMONTON)
1998-PRESENT - MEMBER OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4th DEGREE CHAPLAIN OF ST. PETER'S COUNCIL
ARABIC, FRENCH, ENGLISH, SYRIAC
GREEK, LATIN, HEBREW, SPANISH
PIANO (4 YEARS)
LITURGICAL, MARONITE HYMNS
FATHER MICHEL KASSAS
Rev. Father Michel Nadim Kassas was born on November 25, 1971 in Bmariam, Lebanon.
He studied theology at the University of the Holy Spirit-Kaslik in Lebanon. He also studied at the Catholic University of America, the Washington Theological Union, and the Dominican House of Studies.
He became Sub Deacon on April 22, 2006 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary in Washington D.C. He was then ordained Deacon on March 2nd of 2008 at St. Maron Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec.
He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on February 15, 2009 at Our Lady of Peace Maronite Catholic Parish in Calgary.
Father Michel had many pastoral experiences in different parishes in Lebanon, USA and Canada.