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 years Fr Oraha Mansoor, Pastor of the Holy Family Parish and administrator of Tucson mission of Arizona for three years. Fr Peter Patros, Pastor of St Abraham Parish and [...]
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.
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.
We hope everyone is preparing themselves for the upcoming Chaldean Liturgical season of Ba’utha that begins on Monday. As you can see there are many opportunities to attend Ba’utha prayer services and mass at our parishes in San Diego. Ba’utha is a season of repentance that is taken from the book of Jonah. Thankfully, our early Church Fathers took the time to compose a fairly short but substantial mini liturgical season. The prayers composed by early patristics writers are heavily on theology, the human condition, and repentance. We hope that this upcoming season of Ba’utha is fruitful for all of you and pray that God’s graces may soften our hearts and allow his will to be united with ours.