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Deaconate Ordination

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.

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A Call From Christ

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. 

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Day by Day

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. 

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A Special Day Approaches

FIRST DEACONATE ORDINATION ON THE FEAST OF MAR ABBA THE GREAT

 Screen_Shot_2014-07-15_at_8.29.47_PM.png  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.

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First Communion

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

   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. 

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Mary Queen of Saints

PRAYER GROUP

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.

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Chaldean Media Center Presents

DEACONATE ORDINATION

   "The first deacon in scripture comes in the book of Acts chapter 6 and it starts with Saint Stephen; and the reason why him and the other six deacons were chosen by the apostles. Today, the role of a deacon is still the same, in that they still serve the apostles, and the aposltes are the Bishops," said by Ankido Sipo.

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Our Own Luay Yousif

YOUR SONG, YOUR STORY

   A Musical Tapestry of and for San Diego is a two-year audience engagement initiative that departs from the San Diego Symphony’s traditional approach to community engagement by inviting residents of historically underserved neighborhoods to participate in the creation and performance of art. People of all ages and backgrounds contributed music, stories and dance. 

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A Weekend to Remember

REFLECTION ON THE YOUTH CONVENTION

  Over 300 youth from all over St. Peter’s Diocese gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2014 Chaldean Youth Convention on July 3-6. It was an opportunity for the young people of the diocese to interact with each other and participate in a weekend full of fun activities and spiritual meditations. 

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Sowers of the Vineyard

THE WORKERS OF THE VINEYARD 

    One of my fondest and dearest moments as a child was when my mother and father would take me to the nuns’ home in granite hills for church school.  I did not know it was called a convent, as a child, it was just the ‘masers’ house.  I have vivid memories of what it looked like; it was a little dark and there would be statues of our blessed mother or Jesus - which were a little scary from time to time. There were also huge olive trees and my parents would get mad at my siblings and I because we would always have olive fights during the break time and our clothes would be stained purple. 

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