Michigan, USA – The Chaldean community welcomes their newest Catholic priest, Fr. Rudy Zoma, 28, of the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle. On Saturday, July 4th, Chaldeans from all over joined the ordination Mass of the new priest. Guests, seminarians, and visiting clergy from across the globe participated in the celebration.
Fr. Rudy is the third American Chaldean priest with five other American born seminarians to soon graduate and join the prestigious rank of priestly vocation among Chaldeans.
“Fr. Rudy is an incredible person,” says Britney Allos. “He really is involved with the younger generation and is a great speaker. He can be serious and he can be funny.” Fr. Rudy Zoma helped establish an English youth bible study at Mother of God Parish and was instrumental in helping the Chaldean parish soccer team repeatedly win the indoor Catholic College classic championship over Ave Maria, St. Mary MTS, and the other college teams. “The amount of guests who arrived to his ordination celebration is a testament to his leadership and community support,” said Anthony Sako, parishioner of Mother of God parish.
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