And Assyrians In The United States
St. Michael Chaldean Catholic
799 E. Washington Road , El Cajon
, CA 92020
Phone (619) 444-9911, Fax (619) 444-7989
Archdeacon Sabri A. Kejbo
- Fr. Kejbo was
born in Telkeppe , Iraq on July 15, 1946 . He entered the
Chaldean Seminary in September 1959 and was ordained a priest on
June 2, 1968.
Kejbo worked at the Chaldean patriarchal diocese in Baghdad from
August 15 1968 to June 1, 1970 . He served as assistant pastor at
Our Lady of Rosary in Baghdad from 1970 to 1985. Afterwards, he was
assigned as pastor at St. George parish, Baghdad from March 1985 to
Alongside his pastoral duties, Fr. Kejbo taught the history of
philosophy at the Chaldean Seminary, Baghdad from 1981 to 1991. He
was one of the church tribunal members in Baghdad from 1989 to 1996.
the United States he served as assistant pastor at Mother of God
parish in Southfield, Michigan from 1996 to 1999 and then at St.
Peter parish in San Diego, California from 1999 to 2000. He is
currently pastor of St. Michael parish in San Diego.
Father Peter Lawrence
- Father Peter Lawrencewas born in Basra in 1968. He Entered the Priestly Institute of Mar Shimon Safa in 1983. He graduated from Babel College, Institute of Philosophy and Theology in 1992.
He joined the military service in Iraq and served for two years. Fr. Peter is married with two children. He was Catechism Coordinator in the Church of Ascension (Alsouod Church).
Fr. Peter was ordained a priest by Bishop Gabriel Kassab in April 1999 in Basra, Iraq. He left Basra in 2005 to Baghdad due to the security situation there, and served in the churches of Al-Dora in Baghdad for few years.
Fr. Peter and Family Arrived to San Diego, USA from Turkey in July 2008. He was appointed to Assist St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon, CA until present.
Aug. 6, 1999: Purchase of property and start of operations as a mission by
Fr. Sabri Kejbo, assistant to Fr. Bazzi in San Diego .
Aug. 15, 1999: First Mass celebrated.
Oct. 6, 2000: New church dedicated. It has a capacity (5247.5 sq. ft.) for
500 people. Fr. Sabri A. Kejbo assigned pastor.
Aug. 20, 2001: Education building rented by a charter school.
Aug. 3, 2002: Four modular buildings (each one with two classrooms) added to
SCHEDULE OF MASSES
Saturdays: Chaldean Vespers
6:00 p.m. & English Mass 6:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Arabic
Mass; 10:00 a.m. Chaldean Mass
Weekdays: Monday – Friday,
Chaldean Mass 9:00 a.m.
Baptisms and Confirmations:
Sundays 11:30 a.m
Confessions and Marriage by
BOL (Breath of Life):
Saturdays 7:30- 9:15 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00
If you would like to register
your children for St. Michaels Catechism school, please contact the
church secretary for more information.