St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church
799 E. Washington Road
El Cajon , CA 92020
Phone (619) 444-9911
Fax (619) 444-7989
Saturdays: Chaldean Vespers 6:00 p.m. & English Mass 6:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Arabic Mass; 10:15 a.m. Chaldean Mass; 12:00 p.m. Chaldean and Arabic; 6:00 p.m. Chaldean and Arabic
Weekdays: Monday – Friday, Chaldean Mass 9:00 a.m.
Baptisms and Confirmations: Sundays 11:30 a.m
Confessions and Marriage by appointment
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.
Fr. 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 1996.
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.
In 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 Lawrence was 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 a few years.
Fr. Peter and his family arrived in the U.S. from Turkey in July 2008. He was appointed to assist St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon, CA until present.
- August 6, 1999: Purchase of property and start of operations as a mission by Fr. Sabri Kejbo, assistant to Fr. Bazzi in San Diego .
- August 15, 1999: First Mass celebrated.
- October 6, 2000: New church dedicated. It has a capacity (5247.5 sq. ft.) for 500 people. Fr. Sabri A. Kejbo assigned pastor.
- August 20, 2001: Education building rented by a charter school.
- August 3, 2002: Four modular buildings (each one with two classrooms) added to campus.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
If you would like to register your children for St. Michaels Catechism school, please contact the church secretary for more information.