Please join us in congratulating our newly ordained priest of our eparchy Christopher Somo. On May 18th, 2023, Fr. Christopher received the sacrament of Holy Orders by the laying on of hands of His Excellency, Bishop Emanuel Shaleta, with the presence of Bishop Sarhad Jammo, emeritus of St. Peter Eparchy. Please pray for our newly ordained priests and an increase of vocations.
On April 23rd, we celebrated the feast of St. George at St. Peter Cathedral. After Mass, we had a solemn procession with liturgical prayers to St. George. After the veneration of his image the community enjoyed games for the kids, food, and music.
The Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle celebrated Palm Sunday throughout all of the various parishes. Many of our parishes had gatherings after their Palm Sunday Masses which included Easter egg hunts, lunch, and many other festive activities. May this Holy Week be a blessing to us all.
Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle Assignments (Effective November 2022) Archdeacon Sabri Kejbo, Vicar General for Two Years. Msgr. Philip Najim, Judicial Vicar and Pastor of St Joseph Parish of Spring Valley, CA. for six years Fr Andrew Younan, Rector of Mar Abba Seminary, Vicar for Clergy and Director of Religious education. Fr Dany Shaba, Rector of St Peter Cathedral for three years & Youth Minister. Fr Simon Esshaki, Pastor of St Michael Parish for three years and Eparchial Secretary. Fr Ankido Sipo, Abbot of Sons of the Covenant Monastery and Pastor of St John Parish for six [...]
Last week the St. Peter’s high school and middle school bible study leaders enjoyed the Catholic themed San Diego Padres night. Don’t forget to pray for all of our youth leaders in our Eparchy who volunteer their time and effort to bring the future of the Church closer to Christ.
We spent 5 wonderful days with our youth at St. Peter’s Cathedral for Vacation Bible School (VBS). We would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked very hard to make this successful and help our children understand the Mass in a more relatable way. If you missed out on this, don’t worry there are more VBS events to come!
On Thursday, May 26th 2022 Fr. Raymond Sliva was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ by the laying of hands of His Excellency Bishop Emanuel Shaleta. The ordination took place at St. Paul Chaldean-Assyrian parish in North Hollywood, California.
We want to wish a blessed Holy Week to you all. Please screen shot and share the schedules for our parishes in San Diego.
As is customary during the liturgical season of Sawma, we will begin stations of the cross in most of our parishes in our Eparchy. This is the schedule for our parishes in San Diego. This is a great opportunity to meditate on the sufferings of Christ and understand the true meaning of cruciformed love.