And Assyrians In The United States
St. Mary Assyrian Chaldean
109 N. First Street ,
Campbell , CA 95008
Phone (408) 378-6212, Fax (408) 379-0496
Father Zuhair (Anderawis ) Gorgis
Toma - Fr. Toma was born in Baghdad , Iraq . He
entered the Order of Rabban Hormozid monastery on August 5, 1987 and
made his temporary vows on August 5, 1989. On October 1, 1992 he
entered the Babylon College in Baghdad to study philosophy and
theology. On July 16, 1993 he made his permanent vows at Rabban
Hormozid. On September 26, 1996 he was sent to Beirut, Lebanon to
continue his education in philosophy and theology.
On July 17, 1999, Fr. Toma graduated form the University of the Holy
Spirit in Lebanon, and on June 29, 2000 he was ordained a priest. He
arrived in the United States on June 13, 2001 and became assistant
pastor of St. Paul parish. On November 1, 2001 was assigned as
administrator of St. George parish in Santa Ana, California.
On May 15, 2008 was assigned as a pastor at saint Barbara Chaldean
Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Nevada till September 15, 2010. And
after that move to be a Pastor at St. Mary’s Assyrian and Chaldean
Catholic Church in san Jose, California till now .
- 1981: Fr. Francis Dawood
establishes a mission in San Jose and celebrates biweekly Mass.
- 1986: Fr. Giuliano
Costato, celebrates mass for the community for one year.
- 1987: Fr. Yoshia Sana
Begins serving at parish.
- Sept. 1988: A house
is purchased as a rectory and parish center.
- Mar. 1995: Church is
purchased in the city of Campell .
- Sept. 23, 1995: Church
- When Fr. Yoshia Sana started in 1987 there were 150 families.
Today the numbers has risen to 370 families.
- On average there are 12-14 baptisms and first Communions yearly,
along with 3 to 5 weddings.
2011, Fr.Zuhair (Anderawis
)Toma Begins serving at parish.
SCHEDULE of MASSES
- First Saturday of the Month Mass in
St. Jude Catholic Church at 6:30 P.M in : 303 Hillcrest Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
- Second Sunday of the Month: Mass in
Arabic at 4:00 P.M.
- Sundays at 11:00 A.M.
Kids Choir every
Tuesday at 6:00 P.M.
Adult Bible Study
every Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.
Adult Choir every
Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.
Youth Group every
Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the John Paul II Youth Center.