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Noteworthy – May 2017

Noteworthy_Rekindling service for Chaldean Students

St. Fabian Catholic School hosts a special rekindling service for Chaldean Students who have already been confirmed. This includes 8th graders. In the Roman Catholic Faith, Catholics receive the Sacrament of Confirmation typically in 8th grade while Eastern Rite Catholics are typically confirmed during Baptism. Fr. Jeff Day celebrates this rekindling mass so the already confirmed can participate in a special 8th grade celebration of their faith.

Noteworthy Sacred Heart # 3Julia Hanna and Maria Jonna were two of the Chaldeans who went to Life in the Bateyes, in the Dominican Republic.  Some of the other Chaldeans who attend Academy of the Sacred Heart and went to other parts of the country or world are Monique Simon, Isabelle George, Isabella Naman, Lexi Kejbou, Veronica Sheena, Bella Jonna, Julia Toma, and Keeley Najor.

Since 1974, Project Term has been an integral part of the total curriculum in the Upper School. This unique program provides an opportunity for students to explore and learn in a focused unit of study. Incorporating the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education, all Upper School students at the Academy participate in Project Term. Participants gain exposure to and increase awareness of various communities and cultures as well as hands-on learning in a variety of fields.


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KJ Commercial is pleased to announce that Kevin Jappaya has been named a 2016 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.  This annual industry award recognizes distinguished professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2016 within their respective markets.

Jappaya qualified as some of the top commercial brokers in Detroit based on the total leasing retail transactions he closed during the year.  In order to be selected for this honor, his overall transaction volumes were evaluated by CoStar against other commercial real estate brokers active in the region, and subsequently ranked among the top brokers in the market.


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Congratulations to Matthew Kalasho, Director and Senior Attorney for The Taubman Company, for being named to the DBusiness magazine list of Top Corporate Counsel in metro Detroit.  Matthew provides legal guidance on a wide range of issues covering real estate, construction, compliance, and corporate contracting.   It is quite an honor to receive this recognition as it is the result of a survey of more than 18,000 private attorneys in the area. Matthew is featured in the March/April edition.  Matthew currently serves on the Board of Directors for Shenandoah Country Club and he is an ordained Sub-Deacon serving at St. George Chaldean Catholic Church.


Noteworthy Artifacts in Iraq # 1

According to news reports, Iraq’s armed forces have recovered hundreds of pieces of Assyrian artifacts stolen by ISIS in Mosul.




Noteworthy Turkey #2A St. Thomas Diocese delegation arrived in Turkey last month. They celebrated Easter Masses and other sacraments in several cities where many refugees unfortunately do not have the luxury of practicing their faith. In addition to celebrating mass, the delegation also provided food gift cards to as many people as possible. “This can only be accomplished with help from the community,” said Rafed Yaldo. “Anyone who wants donate to this beautiful cause, you can visit and select Turkey East Food gift campaign.” There are also opportunities to donate after mass at various churches where Help Iraq has a booth set up.