APRIL 2018

Passing on Knowledge

Set up by Derek Dickow, for Walled Lake Central’s CASA group, Clarence Dass and Matthew Sharrak spoke at Walled Lake Central High School March 6. The gentlemen talked about how they chose the professions they did, things they have learned, things for students to think about and focus on while they make their career decisions, etc.  The students asked many questions of the two, gaining insight about their careers and great advice about college and pursuing their passions.

The Vigil Project Comes to ECRC

The Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center hosted The Vigil Project for a night of spiritual renewal during the Lenten season. The night of song and adoration took place at St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church on February 24, in place of Ignite the Spirit. The Vigil Project is a “community of artists, musicians, and filmmakers that produce multimedia resources for authentic encounters with God and growth in prayer.”

CALC Communication

Chaldean News Publisher and Editor in Chief Vanessa Denha Garmo spoke to a group of youth at the United Family Services Chaldean American Ladies of Charity about communicating with bullies and mean kids.

Clergy Assignments

Fr. (elect) John Jaddou has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church and Fr. (elect) Fadie Gorgies has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chaldean Catholic Church. Additionally, Fr. (elect) Gorgies will take the lead in celebrating Mass in Boston. Other assignments include Fr. Sanharib Youkhanna as Rector of Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, Fr. Hermiz Haddad as administrator of Mar Aprem Chaldean Catholic Church in Chicago, Fr. Bryan Kassa as vocation director of the Diocese, and Fr. Pierre Konja as spiritual director at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Seminary in Enkawa, Iraq. 

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad, Mar Louis Raphael Sako, has been nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize award for his work with Christians in Iraq who have faced persecution. L’Œuvre d’Orient, a French Catholic association, submitted Sako’s nomination which was later accepted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The nomination has received support from both Christians and Muslims from not only Iraq, but Jordan, Lebanon, and France.