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.
THE WORDS OF THE CARDINAL HIMSELF
During the 7th Sunday of the season of the Apostles, His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri gave a homily during his visit to the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle. Click the link below to watch the entire homily.
SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF PRIESTHOOD
August 6th 2014, Fr. Noel Gorgis celebrated his 25 year silver anniversary as a catholic priest serving throughout the world. He celebrated this special day with mass. Other clergy and close friends surprised him with a little get together afterwards.
Fr. Noel Gorgis has impacted the world in his many achievements and continues to do the same as his priesthood continues to do the same.
ST. MATTHEW JOINS PROTEST TO STOP IRAQI GENOCIDE
Worldwide Protest in Northern California in their efforts to stop the genocide in Iraq. Please stand with us in solidarity to be the voice for those being persecuted by ISIS attacks in Iraq; the event is August 2nd, 2014.