David Stephen and Royal Hannosh Ordained Deacons
On Friday evening, September 12, 2014, just two months after St. Peter Cathedral witnessed the first ever deaconate ordination of two of its first seminarians, the faithful were blessed to witness the deaconate ordinations of David Stephen and Royal Hannosh. The Cathedral was packed with family, friends and loved ones as well as a number of clergy, deacons and lectors who all gathered to in support and love of their new deacons.
IN DEDICATION FOR DIACONATE ORDINATION
Please join us tonight at St. Peter's Cathedral from 7pm-8pm for a public Holy Hour dedicated to seminarians David Stephen and Royal Hannosh. This is a very important time of prayer for them since this Friday they are to recieve Holy Orders and be ordained Transitional Deacons by the laying of hands of His Excellency Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo. This is a monumental moment for our church since they are the 3rd and 4th seminarisna to be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate this year as the final step before they're PRiestly ordination next year. Please come tonight and support them in prayer in front of the Holy Eucharist.
Protect those under attack in Iraq
Bishop Sarhad met with Senator Anderson. They spoke about the protection of Iraqi Christians today. SJR 17, a resolution that would draw attention to and demand assistance for Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIS, passes the State Assembly
The Knights of Columbus Mar Toma Council #10981 on behalf of the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St Peter the Apostle in El Cajon, CA has established the Iraqi Christian Relief Fund to assist Iraqi Christians who are facing a horrific and violent persecution and possible extinction in Iraq and the surrounding regions.
CHRISTIAN REFUGEE FUNDRAISER: SILENT AUCTION
The Knights of Columbus Mar Toma Council invites you to attend a fundraiser benefitting refugees in Iraq on Wednesday, August 27 from 7 to 9p.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral Church Hall.
FIGHTING ISIS IN THE U.S.
On Tuesday, August 19 2014, Hundreds of Chaldeans in San Diego and other community members marched for peace this week to honor persecuted Iraqi refugees. The peace march took place from Saint Michael’s Chaldean Catholic Church to downtown El Cajon, with the crowd proclaiming: “We are N” to show support for our fellow Christians in Iraq dying for what they believe in. Attendees from throughout the community carried banners, crosses, and photos of children dying in Iraq while ISIS takes over their homeland.
GROWING IN FAITH
From Monday, August 4th, until Friday, August 8th, 2014, St. Mary's parish hosted a Vacation Bible Study for children ages 4-12. A blessed time was had, with parents, church youth, and clergy helping the children to grow in their faith while having some constructive fun. The parish was further blessed on Sunday, August 10th, by a three song performance by the VBS children after Mass. God bless the children, and their parents, and grant them the wisdom to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior.
WELCOME HOME JULIA
August 17th, 2014 at Ski Beach there will be a fundraiser for our very own Julia Garmo. It is a Volleyball tournment to not only welcome home Julia from her treatments in New York but an event that will help her continue to pay for her treatments. To know more about Julia and her story, continue to read:
PRAY FOR IRAQ
On August 3rd, 2014, H.E. Mar Bawai Soro celebrated the Holy Offering at St. Mary parish with the intention of the persecuted Christians and other people of Iraq offered up. After Mass, in the church hall, Bishop Mar Bawai informed the congregation about the situation of our brothers and sisters in Iraq as well as other insights he had gleamed from his visit to Iraq. God have mercy on all the persecuted in Iraq, the Middle East, and all over the world.
CRISIS IN IRAQ; ASKING FOR HELP
Our homeland is under siege, and our brothers and sisters in Christ are wailing and crying for help to the international community. What is largely being ignored by the mass media is genocide against Christians, Kurds and even Muslims who disagree with ways and tactics of the extremist group, ISIS.