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Chaldean Church Sports Leage Basketball 2009 Season Announced
By Tommy Hanna :: Friday, September 12, 2008 :: 68976 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Chaldean Church Sports League, Chaldean Churches

Team registration officially opens on October 1, 2008.  Church CCSL coordinators will have three months to hold draft picks and recruit coaching staff if necessary. 

Talks with the CCSL commissioner, league board, and church coordinators continue over adding more league divisions.  Suggestions have been made to CCSL leaders to add additional divisions including young adults ages 19 - 35 years along with possibly a senior division (36 years of age and older).  The suggestion was made to address the phenomenal explosion of interested players fighting to compete and demonstrate their talent as the best basketball players in the Chaldean community. 

CCSL leaders announce that registration will once again be conducted entirely online.  Chaldean athletes who feel they have the necessary skills to win their church the highly regarded trophy need only prove it on the court. 

Each championship team has every team player engraved on the league trophy that remains at the winning church for one year.  Each year an additional plate is added creating a legacy of church athletic champions. 

For more information please e-mail CCSL@CHALDEAN.org

Sacred Heart Parish, MI USA

 

Sacred Heart Parish
310 W. Seven Mile. Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
Tel: (313) 368-6214
Fax: (313) 891-0132

The parish was established by Rev. Jacob Yasso in 1973

Rev. Jacob Yasso

Rev. Jacob Yasso was born in the village of Telkaif, Iraq.  After completing high school he was recruited to Rome and Urbaniana University where he completed his Masters Degree in philosophy and Theology.  Fr. Yasso was ordained a priest in 1960 and served the Diocese of Mosul, where he worked in the public school system. Fr. Yasso was also asked by the Patriarch to teach at the Patriarchal Seminary in Baghdad, where he served as administrator, professor of philosophy and religious life, and rector of the minor seminary. 

In 1964, Fr. Yasso was appointed to the United States to serve the growing Chaldean community in Detroit.  There he served as the 4th Pastor of Mother of God Parish.  .  In 1972, the Patriarch charged Fr. Yasso with building a new parish for the Chaldeans in Detroit.  In taking great pains to care for the community Fr. Yasso accelerated the development of a new church and community center.  In 1975, Fr. Yasso completed the development of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit and shortly thereafter he added the Chaldean Center of America in 1980, 

A few years later in 1982, Fr. Yasso was asked to assist the late Fr. Kattoula at St. Peter’s Church in San Diego, CA.  Before long, Fr. Yasso was once again recruited to Rome to study new Canon Law of the Church.  While in Rome Fr. Yasso completed his third Masters Degree in Church Law, making him the only Chaldean priest trained in Canon Law. 

In 1988, the Patriarch and Vatican authorities asked Fr. Yasso to travel to Canada and establish a parish and community center.  While there he served as a Tribunal Judge for the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Four years later Fr. Yasso returned to Sacred Heart church in Detroit to help care for the remaining Chaldean community residence in the Detroit area.  To this day, Fr. Yasso continues to serve as the parish pastor creating activities and advising the City of Detroit on community related matters. 

Fr. Yasso is a member of the International WYCLIF Bible translators, since 1975, and has completed the translation of the New Testament from Greek and Aramaic into Arabic and spoken Chaldean.   The publication of his scholarly work is set to be released soon.