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Meet Me In The Stairwell - A Remembrance Tribute of 9-11
By Amer Hedow :: Thursday, September 11, 2008 :: 42418 Views :: Religion & Spirituality

'MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL'

You say
you will never forget
where you were
when you heard
the news
On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor
in a smoke filled room
with a man
who called his
wife to say 'Good-Bye.'
I held his fingers steady
as he dialed.
I gave him the
peace to say,
'Honey, I am not going to make it,
but it is OK..

I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife
when he called as she
fed breakfast to their children.
I held her up
as she tried
to understand his words
and as she realized
he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell
of the 23rd floor
when a woman cried out to Me for help.
'I have been knocking
on the door of your heart for 50 years!'
I said.
'Of course I will show you
the way home
only believe in Me now.'

I was at
the base of the building
with the Priest
ministering to the injured
and devastated souls.
I took him home
to tend to his Flock
in Heaven.
He heard my voice
and answered.

I was on all four of those planes,
in every seat, with every prayer.
I was with the crew
as they were overtaken.
I was in the very hearts
of the believers there,
comforting and
assuring them
that their faith
has saved them.

I was in
New York,
Michigan,
California,
Illinois,
Iraq.

I was standing next to you
when you heard
the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know
that I saw every face.
I knew every name -
though not all know Me.
Some met Me
for the first time
on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me
with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me
calling to them
through the smoke and flames;
'Come to Me... this way... take my hand.'
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

www.Chaldean.org
Viewers I now ask...

I did not
place you in the Tower that day.
You may not know why,
but I do.
However, if you were there
in that explosive moment in time,
would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001,
was not
the end
of the journey
for you.
But someday
your journey
will end.
And I will be there
for you as well.
Seek Me now
while I may be found.
Then, at any moment,
you know you are
'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell
of your final moments.


Stop whatever you are doing,
and take this opportunity.

Stop and think
and appreciate
God's power in your life,
for doing what you know
is pleasing to Him.

If you are not ashamed
Jesus said,
'If you are ashamed of Me,
I will be ashamed of you
before My Father'

If you are not ashamed,
send this video to othhers
and declare loudly
in
words,
songs,
and deeds!

'Yes, I love my God.
He is my fountain of Life
and My Savior.
He Keeps me going
day and night.
Without Him,
I am no one.
But with Him,
I can do everything.
Jesus Christ
is my strength.
He is my stairwell!'

Mother of God Church, MI USA

 

Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church
25585 Berg Road
Southfield, MI 48033
Tel: (248) 356-0565
Fax: (248) 356-5235
Email:
MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com

Founding Pastor:
Msgr. Geroge Garmo in 1972
The current church building
was completed in 1980.

Pastor:
Rev.  Manuel Yousif Boji

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Wisam Matti
 


 MASS SCHEDULE
Daily:  10:00 AM Chaldean
Tuesdays:  5:30 PM Chaldean/English 
Saturdays:  Ramsha 4:45-5:20 PM; Mass 5:30 PM Chaldean   
Sundays:  8:30 AM Arabic, 10:00 AM English, 12:00 PM Chaldean

 1st Friday, Sodality Prayers 11 AM – 12 PM
1st Saturday, Immaculate Heart Sodality Prayers 4:00 PM

TEAM NAME:
Mother of God Guardian Angels

SERVICES:
Communion & Catechism School
Chaldean Language School
Hall Rental
Wedding Services
Baptism Services
Funeral Services

CHURCH GROUPS:
Monday: Family Bible Study 8:00 P.M. Upper Hall
Friday: Young Adult English Bible Study 7:30 P.M. Lower Hall
Wednesday: Young Adult Arabic Bible Study 7:30 P.M. Lower Hall
Prayer Groups
Our Lady Social
Ur of the Chaldees
Knights of Columbus
Mass Servers
Youth Choir
Adult Choir
Family Fun Friday
Friday Friends
Communications Ministry
Chaldean Teens Coming Together
Performance Ministry
Gift Store
Library and Research
Social Ministry & Support
Chaldean Language Classes
Fishers of Men
 


 Rev. Manuel Yousif Boji

Fr. Manuel was born in Telkaif in the suburbs of Nineveh, Iraq in 1946.   Reverend Manuel Boji entered the Chaldean Seminary in Mousl in 1958 and was ordained a priest in Baghdad in 1968.  His first assignment was in Telkaif where he served for 19 years.  In July 1987, Fr. Manuel was assigned  to the United States  where he assisted Mar Addai Parish in Oak Park, Michigan for six months.  From March 1988 until April 1990, he was administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit, Michigan.  Fr. Manuel completed his Masters and Doctorate work from both U of D Mercy and Wayne State University while assigned to the United States.  In May 1990, Fr. Manuel was assigned to Mother of God Parish and is currently serving there as Rector of the Cathedral. 

Parochial Vicar: Rev. Wisam Matti

Fr. Wisam was born in Basrah, Iraq on October 30, 1971. Completing his education in Iraq and serving in the military Fr. Wisam then entered the Chaldean Seminary in Baghdad in 1984.  He was ordained a priest in Karemlees a suburb of Nineveh on July 4th 1997.  His first assignment was in Mosul where he served for five years.  On January 21, 2002, Fr. Wisam was transferred to the Unites States and was assigned to Mother of God Parish where he is currently serving as parochial vicar.  Fr. Wisam, earned his Master in Pastoral Theology on April 28, 2007 from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. 

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