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Faith and Fellowship Found at Michigan’s Chaldean Church Festivals
By Rita Abro :: 215 Views :: Party, Michigan, USA, Mother of God, St. Joseph, St. George, 2008

Michigan, USA – Chaldeans don’t always have much time to spare.  Long hours at work, family and cultural responsibilities, and trying to make ends meet leaves many Chaldeans hungry for safe and entertaining events for the entire family. 

The Chaldean churches have had a long tradition in hosting family gatherings.  The opportunity brings respectful families together in faith and fellowship and helps raise funds to keep the church ministry strong.  

The events are always a community affair organized and managed by church volunteers and supported by community donors.  Although increasing competition of commercial festivals and state fairs targeting Chaldeans are on the rise, Chaldean church hosted events remain the number one place for Chaldean families. 

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Chaldean Fathers Honored at the Inaugural 'Honor Thy Father' Community Dinner
By Rita Abro :: 138 Views :: Party, Michigan, USA, Mother of God, 2008

Michigan, USA - It is no coincidence that nearly 1,000 fathers had to lose their life 100 years ago for the right message to be heard. That message is that we love our fathers, but how and why did they lose their lives.  Most of those that died were Italian immigrants, writes Fr. Eugene Francis Briggs (1908-2006), a Catholic priest and a Fitchburg native who dedicated much of his life to the study of the Monongah disaster.  A tragedy by any standards, whereby on December 6, 1907, there was a mining disaster at the Consolidated Coal Company in Monongah, West Virgina that claimed their lives.  It is still considered the worst mining disaster ever.

In the spirit of those fathers that the First Father’s Day was born of the father’s role of provider and the risk he takes as a laborer throughout the country, being a primary wage earner.  “The same holds true to for our Chaldean fathers,” says Tom Issa, a father of three.  “Our Chaldean fathers literally climbed mountains and crossed oceans to provide and protect their family.”

Issa adds that Chaldean fathers continue to take incredible risks providing for their families.  “They work very long hours in some of the most horrible conditions, trapped in bullet proof and risking their lives.  It is good that we acknowledge, celebrate, and honor their sacrifice to our family and community.”  Issa speaks of the inaugural “Honor Thy Father” dinner hosted by Mother of God Church in Southfield, Michigan.  The dinner brought over 400 Chaldeans out for a night of dinner, entertainment, and applause for Chaldean fathers. 

{Must be a registered member of www.chaldean.org to view the photos of the 2008 Mother / Daughter Fashion Show Gala}

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Chaldean Women Celebrate Motherhood at the 3rd Annual Fashion Show Gala
By Huda Metti :: 7082 Views :: Party, USA, Mother of God, 2008

Michigan, USA - Mother’s Day began as a day to unite parents to improve the world for future generations.  The bond between mother and daughter is especially strong in the Chaldean community.  Chaldean mother and daughters are finding a very unique blend of mother-daughter moments. 

“I love mother’s day.” Says Athra Yakoo, a mother of three Chaldean young ladies and two teenage girls.  “I am so blessed with my daughters.  They are educated, respectful, and religious.  They give our family a very good reputation and make us very happy.”

The challenges Chaldean families face in Europe and America remain a top priority for Chaldean churches. Chaldean churches have focused on offering compelling sermons, lectures, and community wide events to strengthen and warn Chaldean families of growing cultural dangers in their host countries tearing at the family. Joining the call is the Ladies Social Group of Our Lady of Chaldean Cathedral, Mother of God Church in Southfield, Michigan. The group hosts an annual dinner to celebrate the loving bond between mother and daughter as well as organizes prayer breakfasts and outings for mothers and their daughters.  

This year the group held their 2008 Mother / Daughter Fashion Show Gala bringing nearly 700 women together to celebrate the importance of motherhood.  The feature rich event included dinner, three fashion shows, live entertainment, a crowd of vendors, silent auction, raffle prizes, and gifts. 

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Chaldean Leaders Host a Neighborhood Dinner in Genoa Township
By Sam Yousif :: 7983 Views :: Party, Michigan, 2007, USA, Mother of God, Mar Addai, St. Joseph, St. George, St. Thomas, Sacred Heart
Michigan, USA - Chaldean community leaders held a private dinner for neighbors and city leaders of Genoa Township.  The recent purchase of Camp Chaldean in Genoa Township, Michigan gave rise to the dinner celebration.

“Chaldeans are well known for their hospitality.  We enjoyed meeting our new neighbors and breaking bread with them,” said camp spokesperson Robert Kakos.  “We were delighted to have such a wonderful turnout.  Our families prayed together, ate together, and celebrated our community fellowship.” 

Camp neighbors and Genoa Township city leaders made the time to welcome the Chaldean community and join the dinner gathering.  “It was wonderful to receive the invitation,” said Genoa Township Clerk Paulette Skolarus.
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2007 Chaldean Music Festival a Huge Success
By Sam Yousif :: 431 Views :: Party, Michigan, 2007, USA, Mother of God

Michigan, USA - Over 10,000 Chaldeans visited the two day summer Chaldean music festival.  The event was hosted by Mother of God Chaldean Church of Southfield, Michigan, and featured some of the community’s top singers and bands.  “This was the best festival I have been to all year,” said James Hakim of Sterling Heights. “They had everything.  Games for kids, dancing, great music, excellent food and snacks, everyone was so helpful and nice.”

Hakim’s sentiments were widely shared as nearly 10,000 Chaldeans enjoyed the fair weathered weekend.  Opening Saturday, the sun sat hidden behind some gloomy clouds at first.   However, D.J. Imad Koki kept spirits high and coaxed the sun out with his excellent mix and play of traditional Chaldean songs.  By mid afternoon the sun shined brightly and the crowds began to merge.  The enticing harmonies combined to transform Mother of God Chaldean church’s campus into the old time village celebrations Chaldeans long remembered.

[This article features five photo albums and an event program PDF download.  Visitors must be registered members of the site to access the additional resources.]

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St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church 2007 Family Festival Picnic
By Sam Yousif :: 408 Views :: Party, Michigan, 2007, USA, St. Joseph

Michigan, USA - Picture perfect weather in the mid 80’s with a rolling cool breeze excited organizers as they waved cars into the fair ground.   Nearly five thousand Chaldeans gathered at the Knights of Columbus family picnic grounds for the St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church 2007 annual family festival.  The attendance was much better than the last year and continues to grow at an exceptional rate as more and more families recognize the importance of their Chaldean church and community. 

The picnic was organized in appreciation and for the importance of faithful Chaldean families for their support and guidance.  Families enjoyed a sparkling day as St. Joseph church members, well-wishers, and their friends celebrated one another’s company. 

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St. Joseph 2007 Mother's Day Celebration
By Sam Yousif :: 295 Views :: Party, Michigan, 2007, USA

Michigan, USA - If you were to ask St. Joseph Chaldean Church in Troy, Michigan what is the most valuable thing in our life, besides God, that we take for granted – what would they answer?  The answer – our parents; next to our savior, our parents are the ones we sinfully take for granted most often. 

St. Joseph, along with many of the other Chaldean churches, held special Mother’s Day celebrations in hopes of strengthening the family bonds.  Delicious food, great music, family and friends, wholesome fun, and prayer brought nearly 300 Chaldeans together to honor our mothers.   

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Mother of God Chaldean Church 2007 2nd Annual Mother's Day Fashion Show Dinner
By Huda Metti :: 315 Views :: Party, Michigan, 2007, USA, Mother of God

Michigan, USA - Tickets sold out in less than a few days to the highly anticipated event.  Over 300 Chaldean women gathered at Mother of God Chaldean Church Hall in Southfield, Michigan for the 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Fashion Show Dinner.  The event was held on Friday, May 4, 2007 and began at 6 p.m. in the evening.  The event organized by the Our Chaldean Ladies Social group of the Chaldean church holds a number of special activities targeting Chaldean women. 

The annual fashion show event helps to raise funds to help Chaldean causes around the world and all proceeds of the event go directly to the Chaldean community.  The highlights of the evening were two incredible fashion shows and the ability to receive or win gifts totaling close to $10,000.   However, winning rave review was the “Pure of Heart - ‘To be Admired not Desired’ Fashion Show,” hosted by fashion stylist Patrice Konja and produced by Remon Jiddou.  The performance sponsored Nahla's Place, This is Me, and Platinum Salon, of Birmingham, Michigan. 

(Access to all photos of the event are included for registered members of the community website)

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Mother of God Church Christmas Dinner in Southfield, Michigan, USA
By MOG :: 356 Views :: Party, Michigan, 2006, USA, Mother of God

Michigan, USA - Mother of God Church holds an annual Christmas dinner for church parishioners and the Chaldean community.  The event serves 300 people and includes hour devours, appetizers, dinner, drinks, dessert, live band, guest speakers, photos, video, and gift giving.    The featured band included one of the communities very best – Raad Kizy & The Spring Band (http://www.raadkizy.com/).

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Chaldean 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
By MOG :: 215 Views :: Party, 2006, Mother of God, Wedding

Michigan, USA - Our Lady of the Chaldeans Cathedral celebrates Chaldean silver and gold wedding anniversaries.  Nearly 100 Chaldean couples gathered to be honored. The event included a special Mass and complimentary wedding cake, gifts, and 8 x 10 photos.

Photos of the event along with the complimentary family photos are included in this article.  As a community, we congratulate the following couples who are celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary jubilee and hope you enjoyed the event and photos.

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Mother of God Chaldean Church 2006 Mother / Daughter Fashion Dinner
By PhotoGallery :: 273 Views :: Party, Michigan, 2006, USA, Mother of God

Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church hosts a special mother/daughter fashion show dinner in honor of Chaldean mothers in our community.  The event produced by the Our Ladies Social Group of the Chaldean church raised over $10,000 in gifts, auction items, and prizes to give to mothers and their daughters. 

The event featured Michigan’s best fashion, gourmet dinner, silent auction, comedy entertainment, contests, raffle, and guest speakers. 

Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church
25585 Berg Rd.
Southfield, Michigan 48034 USA
(248) 356-0565
MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com
MOG Parish Online

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Chaldean Teens Coming Together 2005 Christmas Breakfast
By PhotoGallery :: 82 Views :: Party, 2005, Michigan, USA, CT2, Mother of God

Chaldean Teens Coming Together (CT-Squared) is one of the most active Mother of God Chaldean Catholic church youth groups in Michigan.  CT-Squared frequently provides community activities and events to Chaldeans in Michigan.  This photo album captures CT-Squared’s enthusiasm as they provide parishioners a breakfast buffet in the church hall.  The hot breakfast was offered free to all parishioners.

CT-Squared is open to all Chaldean Catholic parishioners in southeast Michigan.  The group meets weekly at Mother of God Church to discuss teen related issues and practical solutions.

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Chaldean Teens Coming Together 2005 Laser Tag Party
By PhotoGallery :: 64 Views :: Party, 2005, Michigan, USA, CT2, Mother of God

Chaldean Teens Coming Together frequently organizes teen team building field trips for Chaldeans in Michigan.  This photo album captures CT-Squared members as they enjoy a team-building outing that exercises their new skills in cooperation and team work.  The laser tag outing included dinner, games, discussion, and plenty of opportunities for group camaraderie.
 
CT-Squared is open to all Chaldean Catholic teenage parishioners in southeast Michigan.  The over one hundred member group is led by professionals.  CT-Squared meets weekly at Mother of God Church in Southfield, Michigan to discuss teen related issues and practical solutions.  The group is known for active workshops and community service.  To learn more about CT-Squared please contact Mother of God Church.   

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