Chaldeans And Assyrians In The United States

Mar Auraha Chaldean and Assyrians
Catholic Church

6816 E. Cactus Rd. , Scottsdale , AZ 85254
Phone (480) 596-6798, Fax (480) 596-9067


Msgr. Felix Shabi - Born in Karamless, near Mosul, Iraq in 1975, after finishing high school in his town, he entered Simon Peter Seminary of the Chaldean Patriarchate of Babylon in Baghdad in 1992 and was ordained a priest on June 29, 1998. He worked in the Chaldean Diocese of Mosul between 1998 and 1999 as a pastor of St. Joseph Chaldean Parish. In the summer of 1999 he received a scholarship from his diocese to study in Rome. He joined the Pontifical Oriental Institute of Rome (Pontificio Istituto Orientale) for just over two years and gained a master’s degree in the canon law of the Eastern Churches. Arriving in United States of America on Thanksgiving Day 2002, he was named a parochial vicar of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in San Diego California.

On 2003 Fr. Felix was sent by the Eparchial Bishop Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo to serve and gather the Chaldeans in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. He served them for five years until they were able to have a church and became a parish in the summer of 2008. On Dec 07, 2007 Fr. Felix was ordained Corbishop and appointed Chancellor for the Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle. On November 2008, Msgr. Felix was appointed as administrator on the Chaldean and Assyrian catholic new mission in North San Diego County (Poway, CA).


  • 1993: Mission of Mar Auraha established. Fr. Michael J. Bazzi, who traveled between it and San Diego , served as priest.
  • 1994: Fr. Kamal Bidawid serves mission.
  • 1994: Church building purchased; there were 100 Chaldean families at the time.
  • 1995: Fr. Noel Gorgis assigned.
  • June 2, 1995: Mar Auraha Mission elevated to the status of parish.
  • November 11, 2001: Fr. Paulos Ghozairan appointed pastor.
  • From July 25, 2002 – Present Accomplishments:
    • The purchase of a house adjacent to the Church is to be added within the property.
    • The paying off of a $600,000 loan.
    • The remodeling of the Church; adding 33 new pews and seating 400 parishinors.
    • The renovation of the former residence of the pastor into a center for religious studies.
    • There is currently a plan under way to build a hall for 300 people.
  • November 2007: Fr. Jibrael Shamami is assigned to Mar Auraha Parish
  • April 2009: Corbishop Felix Shabi is assigned to Assist Holy Family Mission &  Mar Abraham Church.



Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. in Arabic

Sundays: 10:00 a.m. in English

Sundays: 11:00 a.m. Aramaic

Weekdays: Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m.


Youth Group: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Theology for Youth: Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.


The Holy Family
Chaldeans and Assyrians Catholic Mission

Mass Times:

Sundays :12:30 p.m.  in Aramaic

3220 W. Greenway Rd.
Phoenix AZ 85053

at (Our Lady Of The Valley Roman Catholic Parish)
Between 17 Hwy and N 35 th Ave.


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