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Refugee Workshops Help Chaldean Families Learn About the U.S.
By Sam Yousif :: Saturday, November 15, 2008 :: 66690 Views :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Government & Society, Chaldean Churches



M
ichigan, USA – St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan continues to host an array of services for refugee assistance.  Along with English classes, school tutoring for children, and family support services the church campus will now feature special workshops geared to refugee families.  

“The love and help for us at St. Jospeh and all the churches, makes me thank God every second,” says Habiba Yousip through a translator.  “If it was not for our Church we would all be dead.”

The workshops provide informative sessions to help refugee arrivals transition to life in the United States.  Sessions include knowing your neighbor, taxes and financial planning, keeping your children safe, apartment living, senior housing, food safety, and disaster preparedness. 

Refugee Workshop Schedule: 2008-2009
Mark your calendars! 

Don’t miss these informative sessions to assist your transition to life in the United States. Plan to attend them all:

Mon., Nov. 10, ‘08

Understanding the welfare system, Being good neighbors

Mon. Dec. 15, ‘08

Your money: taxes & financial planning

Mon., Jan. 19, ‘09

Keeping your children safe

Mon., Feb. 16, ‘09

Apartment living, senior housing, food safety, disaster preparedness

More to come!
Save these dates, too
More workshops scheduled for:
March 16 w April 20 w May 18

All Workshops  
6-8 p.m.

St. Joseph Chaldean Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083

 Refreshments w childcare 

For More Information
Call your Agency 
 

Archdiocese of Detroit

Sr. Beth Murphy, OP
(313) 921.1498
 

Lutheran Social Services

Rafat Ita
(248) 423.2790
 

USCRI

Veronica Marroki
(313) 581.4420

ابرشية ديترويت

محاضرات تخص اللآجئين

للفترة من 2008-2009

 

 لاتدع هذه المحاضرات القيمة تفوتك لأنها تساعدك في هذه الحالة الأنتقالية التي تعيشها انت وعائلتك في الولايات المتحدة وحاول الحضور الى هذه الدورات التثقيفية كما في ادناه:-

 

-         الأثنين المصادف 11/10/2008 محاضرة حول فهم نظام الوولفير

-         الأثنين المصادف 12/15/2008 محاضرة حول المصاريف- الضرائب وتنظيم المصاريف

-         الأثنين المصادف 01/19/ 2009كيفية حماية اطفالك

-         الأثنين المصادف 02/16/ 2009السكن في الشقق- مجمعات كبار السن - سلامة الغذاء- الأستعداد لمواجهة الكوارث الطبيعية

 

المحاضرات تبدأ الساعة 6 – 8 مساءً في كنيسة سانت جوزيف الكائنة على العنوان التالي:

 

2442 شرق الميل السادس عشر-منطقة تروي

 MI-48083

 

    لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى الأتصال بمنظمتك:-

-         ابرشية ديترويت: الماسير بيث مورفي

313-921-1498

-   منظمة اللوثيرن: رأفت ايتا

248-423-2790

- المنظمة الأمريكية لرعاية اللآجئين

خالد عبو

313-581-4420

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.