On Sunday, December 30, 2012, a group of approximately fifty people gathered at the Bishopric for a simple lunch in thanksgiving for all their help toward the Diocesan Institutions of the Seminary of Mar Abba the Great and the Workers of the Vineyard Convent. Those gathered were all donors who contribute monthly to help the Seminarians and Sisters. The invitation was extended by His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, who wanted to show his gratitude for all their help as well as offer an opportunity for the donors to interact directly with the Seminarians and Sisters who were also present at the gathering.
The Seminary of Mar Abba the Great and the Workers of the Vineyard have both been blessed with an abundance of vocations. We are grateful for all their work in the Diocese and pray for their continued growth. We also thank our benefactors without whom these institutions would be unable to sustain themselves.