Congregation of the Order Antonin Maronite In Ontario
St. Charbel Parish
The pastoral services that were being provided in Windsor, Ontario by the Antonin Fathers such as (Sylwanos Aboujaoude, John El Helou and John Dahdah...) from 1930 until 1977, opened the door for the Congregation of the Order Antonin Maronite (0.A.M.) to answer the needs of the immigrants by the request of His Excellency G. E. Carter, who was the Bishop of London at that time.
St. Charbel's monastery was founded in 1977, as was Our Lady of Lebanon in Toronto in 1983. From St. Charbel's Monastery, the Fathers ( Fr. John Sader, Fr. Caesar Ashkar, Fr. Charbel Chidiac, Fr. Antoine Badr, Fr. George Bou Fadel, Fr. Nohra Seif…) also provided their pastoral services to the largely scattered Lebanese community in St. Peter's Church, Windsor; in Leamington and in London until March of 1987.
As the number of parishioners grew there was a need for a new church to be constructed. As with each new beginning, the needs of the church were fulfilled. St. Charbel Church was constructed at the approval of his Exc. Bishop George Abi Saber and the Superior General of the O.A.M. Paul Tannouri in March of 1991.
From 1991-1995 Superior Fr. Paul Attea was appointed as first pastor with his assistant Fr. Philemon Selwan.
On Dec. 29th, 1995, His Excellency Bishop George Abi Saber appointed Superior of the Congregation of the O.A.M. in Ontario Fr. Maroun Abou Jaoude as pastor of the parish until October 2003. With assistants Fr. Philemon Selwan (1996-1999),and Fr. Milad Abou Diwan (2002-2003)
On Oct. 1st 2003, His Excellency Bishop Joseph Khoury appointed Fr. Milad Abou Diwan as pastor of the Parish, until Oct. 2005.
On Oct. 25,2005 , His Excellency Bishop Joseph Khoury appointed Fr. Nohra Seif as pastor of the Parish until July 2011.
On July. 1st 2011, His Excellency Bishop Joseph Khoury appointed Fr.Daniel Fares as pastor of the Parish till September 2017.
in September 2017, His Excellencey appointed Fr. Nohra Seif as pastor and Fr. Antanios Farah as associate pastor.