"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior" -Luke 1:46-47
St. Peter Cathedral celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Fields on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The feast is generally celebrated on May 15, which is the memorial of Our Lady of the Fields. This feast day is especially meaningful to the Diocesan community of The Workers of the Vineyard who honor Our Lady of the Fields as their patroness. His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo celebrated the Mass. The Gospel reading selected for the feast was from the book of Luke and was the Magnificat of Our Lady.
On Sunday, May 12, 2013, three women from the Workers of the Vineyard took the next steps in their discernment. The ceremony took place during 4:30pm Mass and was witnessed by family, friends, and parishoners. The event was also broadcast live on Kaldu.tv.
His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo concluded his visit to St. Matthew's Parish by spending the evening with a family who have recently joined the St. Matthew's faithful. Nazeh and Rania Ammari began attending St. Matthew's with their four children just a few short months ago. They were drawn to the parish because of its familial atmosphere and welcoming congregation. The family now attends the weekly services at the parish and even have their two eldest sons assisting in the Mass as altar servers.
May 5, 2013
"I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one." ~John 17:20
On Sunday morning at 10am, His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, celebrated Holy Mass at St. Matthew Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church. The reading for the Sixth Sunday of the Resurrection was especially fitting for the Mass which the Bishop celebrated.
After celebrating Mass at St. Matthew's on Sunday morning, May 5, His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo continued his visit to St. Matthew's parish by visiting the home of one of its parishoners. Basil and Jackie Aboona opened their beautiful home in order for Mar Sarhad to enjoy a delicious lunch after celebrating Mass earlier that morning.
May 4, 2013
In honor of the month of Our Lady, St. Matthew Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church in Ceres held its dedication of the grotto to Our Lady Full of Grace on Saturday evening. The ceremony began with the Rosary and hymns to Our Lady lead by the St. Matthew's Choir. His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo then lead the congregation from the Church to the newly errected grotto outside where he blessed the statue. Afterward, children presented flowers to Our Lady and received blessings from the Bishop.
The event was blessed by the presence of His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, clergy from the surrounding parishes, as well as Seminarians of Mar Abba the Great and religious sisters from both The Daughters of Mary Immaculate and the Workers of the Vineyard. After the blessing, the congregation attended a dinner in the Hall which was beautifully prepared by the women of the parish.