St. Mary parish in Campbell was truly blessed on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, when it was joined by our beloved bishop, His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, who celebrated the First Communion Mass. The First Communicants led the parish in hymns and responses. In his sermon, Mar Sarhad emphasized that the communicants were to take on the role of apostles and disciples. After the Holy Offering, the parishioners went to the church hall to share their joy with the first communion children, and all enjoyed cakes and drinks.
In the afternoon, many parishioners and St. Mary’s youth gathered at a parishioner’s home. His Excellency, Mar Sarhad visited the gathering, blessing the house and the household as well as the gathering.