Saturday, July 02, 2005

WHY GO TO CHURCH

A Churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now, "he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"

When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!

Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

All right ... now that you're done reading ..send it on!!! I think everyone should read this!! "When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus, could you get that for me?!!"

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Consecration of St. George Monastery – CA

San Diego 1:30 A.M.

Yesterday was the feast of St. Peter and Paul.
And on this day I have complete 7 years of Priesthood, my Ordintion was on June-29-1998.

Our beloved Patriarch opened the new and 1st Chaldean Monastery in the U.S. Down are some pictures of the event. The day was long, and we were out in “Riverside.” At the evening we were invited at the house of a Chaldean family their, and after dinner we have enjoyed playing “Our Baseball” since it was 1st time for all of us as priests to touch the baseball stick. Nevertheless, we have made the kids stay on a long distance from us watching our long (crazy) shoots. Anyway, after 30 minutes, all the balls were just disappeared!
BUT WE WON!

Consacration of the Altar
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Mass
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The Opening
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Arrival
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Entroduction
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My friend Sleeping at the Mass
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Observing the boarders
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looking for the tennins ball
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Waiting the ball
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Kidding with each other...
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baseball
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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Fair in St. Michael’s Church


Opening
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His Beatitude Mar Emmanuel III Dally opened today Sunday at 9:30 A.M. the Craft Fair in St. Michael’s Chaldean Catholic Church. Most of the products are made by the young choir of the church. Our Eparchial (Diocesan) Bishop Mar Sarhad Jammo assit the opening along with Msgr. Phillip Najim the Patriarchal Delegate toward the Holy See, Fr. Sabri Qjbo the Vicar General of the Diocese, and Fr. Felix Shabi the Parochial vicar in St. Peter’s Cathedral of San Diego. Many people attend the opening of the fair, and it will last till 8:00 P.M.

Fr. Felix Shabi

Entrance
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Flowers
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Staff
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Youth
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Mansour
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Our Patriarch in San Diego


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San Diego- Sunday, June 26, 2005 Yesterday, Patriarch Dally, the chief of the Chaldean Catholic Church in the world arrived to San Diego coming from Detroit Michigan at 12:00 P.M. At the airport welcomed his coming Fr. Sabri the Vicar General of St. Peter Catholic Diocese –USA, along with Fr. Felix Shabi the Parochial Vicar in St. Peter’s Cathedral in El Cajon, and Fr. Rayan Atto, a visitor priest who came from Rome for pastoral experience. Number of the parish councils were present at the airport, they received he patriarch with flowers and cheering. At the Cathedral was waiting for the arrival of the Patriarch Fr. Michael Bazzi the pastor of the Cathedral, the subdeacons of the cathedral, along with almost 160 faithful, who they were waiting for these historical unrepeatable moments. The patriarch thanked the Eparchial bishop Mar Sarhad Jammo and Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim of St. Thomas Chaldean Diocese- USA, all the priests, and the Chaldean people for the nice reception made for him. The Patriarch of Babylon Emmanuel III is staying till july 11 in the us, then he will continue his global visit to Australia then he’ll be back to our home land, to Mesopotamia.

Fr. Felix Shabi

Arrival
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Flower Girl
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Entrance
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Prayer
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Bishops
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Kids
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Priests
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Priests
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Samir
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Subdeacons
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Subdeacons
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Blessing
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