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Mother and Daughter Fashion Show Extravaganza Announced
By Mother of God Church :: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 :: 58876 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Community & Culture, Chaldean Churches

Michigan, USA - Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield, Michigan holds there 3rd annual Mother & Daughter Fashion Show Dinner Extravaganza.  “We want to celebrate the value and bond between mothers and daughters,” says Nadira Kannu, event chairwoman and Mother of God parish council member.  “All communities and cultures rest in the hands of mothers and daughters.  They sacrifice so much for their family and community.  They guide us and give us hope.  It is only fitting that we acknowledge how much we love them.”

Organizers of the event are also seeking nominations for the "Mother of the Year" essay contest.  Their theme this year is "Mama, No One Can Take Your Place". Writers can nominate any special ‘mother’ in their life including their own mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece or a friend.

Submission deadline for the event is Sunday, April 20, 2008. The essay should be a maximum of 800 words. All submissions should include your nominee’s name, address and telephone number as well as your own contact information. You can mail your essay or drop it off to: Mother of God Church, 25585  Berg Rd. Southfield, MI,48034 Attention: Linda or e-mail the essay to MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com
 
The winning Mom will be an honored and recognized guest at the 3rd Annual Mother and Daughter Fashion Show Dinner Gala, on May 7th at Shenandoah Country Club.  The winner and essay writer will also receive complimentary tickets to the event.
 
The fashion show gala will be held on May 7, 2008 at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Doors open at 5:30 and the fashion show will start at 8:00 p.m. in the evening.  The party will include full course gourmet meal, door prizes, gifts, raffles, dinner show, guest speaker, contest games and more.  Tickets for the event are available at the bargain of only $40.

“We anticipate having well over 500 mothers and daughters to this event,” says Kannu.  “The previous years we sold out in matter of weeks and because of the event is so popular many in the community wanted a bigger venue so more people could attend.  This year we decided to move the show to a bigger place.”

The event also invites families to consider placing their own announcement in the event booklet.  Special praises, memorials, poems, pictures, or messages to loved ones are strongly encouraged.  Businesses interested in advertising can also e-mail MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com.  Advertisement space is only $25 for a quarter page; $50 for half page; $100 for a whole page.

For photos of the previous Mother Daughter shows visit the Community Photo Album on www.CHALDEAN.org.

Mar Addai Church, MI USA

Mar Addai Chaldean Catholic Church
24010 Coolidge Hwy.
Oak Park, MI 48237
Tel: (248) 547-4648
Fax: (248) 399-9089

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Founding Pastor:
Rev. Stephen Kallabat

Current Pastor:
Rev. Stephan Kallabat

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Fadi Habib Khalaf

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Sulemina Denha
 


 

Rev. Stephen Kallabat


Fr. Stephan Kallabat was born in Telkaif, Iraq.  After completing seven years of scholarly work for the priesthood in Mosul, Iraq Fr. Kallabat was accepted at the prestigious university in Rome.  There he spent six additional years of scholarly work in the areas of philosophy and theology and an additional four years in scriptural studies. 

Ordained a priest in 1966 by Pope Paul VI he returned to Iraq to serve the Holy Family parish until his departure to Michigan, U.S. in 1979 to serve the growing population of Chaldeans.  Fr. Kallabat was appointed assistant pastor, then pastor of Mar Addai Parish in Oak Park, Michigan. 

Hitting the ground running, Fr. Kallabat is credited with raising the necessary funds to provide Chaldeans in the local area a church and community center of their own.  Fr. Kallabat continues to serve the parish and Chaldean community as their pastor.   

Rev. Fadi Habib Khalaf

Fr. Fadi Habib Khalaf was born in Baghdad May 10, 1974.  Fr. Khalaf graduated from Baghdad University in 1997 and soon after joined the Chaldean seminary in Baghdad.  While there Fr. Khalaf earned a scholarship to attend the Urbanian Pontifical University in Rome.  There he earned another bachelor’s degree in theology and was ordained deacon in Rome on May 8, 2004. 

Fr. Khalaf then returned to Baghdad where he was officially ordained as a priest.  Afterward Fr. Khalaf returned to Rome to further his studies.  In 2006 Fr. Khalaf was appointed to serve Chaldeans in the United States.  

In the summer of 2006 he arrived to the Chaldean diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle and was cardinated into the Diocese and elected to serve at Mar Addai parish on March 15, 2007 as the Parochial Vicar.

Rev. Suleiman Denha

Rev. Suleiman Denha was born in Telkaif, Iraq.  He began his priestly studies in 1951 in Mosul, Iraq and was ordained in 1959.  Fr. Denha taught in Telkaif until 1961, when he was appointed pastor in Basra, Iraq in 1966. 

After immigrating to the Unite States in 1979, he was appointed to serve the Chaldean community in Virginia.  A year later, Fr. Denha was recruited to assist the much larger population of Chaldeans in Detroit. 

Upon his arrival Fr. Denha assisted Fr. Yasso at Sacred Heart Church.  In 1982 he was asked to temporally assist St. Joseph Church in Troy, returning a year later Sacred Heart. 

In 1991, he was appointed to Mar Addai Church in Oak Park, Michigan as the Parochial Vicar, where he still serves the community today.