Cardinal Leonardo Sandri Ends His Visit With Our Lady
After the Mass, His Eminence, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, along with all the clergy who were present as well as a select group of faithful went to the church Hall to enjoy a short lunch. The Cardinal was escorted to the hall by the Knights of Columbus where he was greeted by all those who were invited to the luncheon. During the meal, His Eminence was thanked on behalf of the Parish Council by Zuhair Kachel, followed by Shamasha Aziz Razoki on behalf of all the Shamashe and Shamashyatha. He was then addressed by Fr. Andrew Younan who spoke of the tragic events that have ravaged our homeland, Iraq. Recalling a visit he took to Iraq this year, the first and probably last of his life, Fr. Andrew spoke of the power and grace he felt from visiting the holy sites that were the birth of the Chaldean Church and the tragic loss our people are facing in losing their country to war and violence. However, he ended by speaking of the New Babylon which is the Chaldean Church as she is thriving outside of Iraq and of the bright future there is for those churches, especially here in St. Peter Diocese.
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri Visits St. Peter Cathedral
On Sunday, July 27, 2014, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia, visited St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon. His Eminence arrived at the Cathedral for Slotha d-Sapra d-Khoshaba (Sunday Morning Prayer) at 11am. It was a great honor and joy for all of those who were present to enjoy such a beautiful visit from His Eminence.
PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED
Thousands from all over San Diego County gathered in prayer for persecuted Iraqi Christians at the Civic Center in El Cajon on Friday, July 25.
Elected officials, community leaders and Christian leaders of all denominations united in support of Christians who have fallen victim to the violence that is spreading across Iraq. Dignitaries in attendance included El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, El Cajon City Council, His Excellency Bishop Mar Sarhad Jammo, Skyline Church Pastor Dr. Jim Garlow, Foothills Church Pastor Mark Hoffman, and more.
PRAYER VIGIL FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS
Today, July 25, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the El Cajon Centennial Plaza, (200 CivicCenter Way - Downtown El Cajon) there will be a prayer vigil for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Iraq.
DEACON ANKIDO SIPO AND DEACON SIMON ESSHAKI
On the Feast of Mar Abba the Great, Friday, July 18, 2014, two seminarians from the first Chaldean seminary outside of Iraq were ordained Deacons. The ordination took place at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon. Watch the entire ceremony on kaldu.org by clicking read more.
ANKIDO SIPO AND SIMON ESSHAKI ORDAINED DEACONS
July 18, 2014, on the feast of Mar Abba the Great, two seminarians, Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki, were ordained Chaldean Deacons by Bishop Sarhad Yawsip Jammo at St. Peter's Cathedral in San Diego. They are the first deacons to be ordained within the Seminary of Mar Abba the Great.
HOLY HOUR AND DEACONATE ORDINATION
Please join us on Thursday at 7p.m. at St. Peter's Cathedral for a holy hour dedicated for the two seminarians, Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki, who will be recieveing the sacrament of Holy Orders on Friday.
The deaconate ordination will be on Friday at 6p.m. at St. Peter's Cathedral. Both seminarians are American born Chaldeans.
FIRST DEACONATE ORDINATION ON THE FEAST OF MAR ABBA THE GREAT
On Tuesday July 15, 2014 a practice for Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki’s deaconate was held inside the church. The Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo spoke about the importance of priests being ordained, and the key role the seminary plays in the church. He described the role the seminary in detail, and how dear the seminary is to his heart. He called upon each seminarian and spoke of their individual duties that benefits the church as a whole.
St. Peter Cathedral will be starting their registration for First Communion on Friday August 1, from 5-8p.m., till Saturday August 2nd 11a.m. to 4p.m. Registration will take place in the Educational Center. Children must be in the 3rd grade or higher to register. The cost will be $60 per child.
St. Michael Church will also be starting their registration for First Communion on Friday August 1, from 5-8p.m., till Saturday August 2nd 11a.m. to 4p.m. Registration will take place in the Church Office. Children must be in the 3rd grade or higher to register. The cost will be $50 per child.
St. Peter's Chaldean Cathedral has an English-language prayer group, called Mary Queen of Saints, in which dedicates their time to educating our parishioners on the importance of prayer, as well as familiarizing the layperson about the special, unique and rich Chaldean liturgy.