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Chaldeans in Michigan Quake on the Lake
By Sam Yousif :: Sunday, July 13, 2008 :: 49317 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment

Michigan, USA - In a few more days Chaldeans will be able to enjoy a unique, high-energy water sports festival for the Summer of 2008.  Chaldeans in southeast Michigan are eagerly looking forward to the APBA Inboard Hydroplane Races in Oakland County.  “My whole family is going to be there,” says Abraham Sandeha of Novi.  The 15 year old teenager has been on water skis since the age of nine says his mother.  The event will take place between White Lake and Waterford townships at the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area. 

Chaldeans attending the event will be treated to high-speed excitement of professional hydroplane boat races, the 2008 event will also feature one of the premier international waterski and wakeboard competitions…the Malibu Open. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Malibu Open features the top slalom skiers, jumpers and wakeboarders in the world. The Malibu Open has traditionally been the event where major world records have been set in seven of the nine years.

Over the past 8 years, “Quake on the Lake” has gained a reputation as one of the premier summertime events in/around Oakland County, Michigan.  It has become a “must attend” national event for North American Inboard Hydroplane owners and drivers and since its inception; over 250,000 people have witnessed world-record racing performances from the top teams in the business.  In the last 8 years, there have been 15 American Power Boat Association (APBA) records set in 5 different racing classes on Pontiac Lake, making it one of the fastest one-mile race courses in the country.

The 9th Annual “Quake on the Lake” APBA Inboard Hydroplane Races featuring the 10th Annual “Malibu Open” will begin on July 18 and run until July 20.  The schedule is listed below:

Friday, July 18 (Cost is FREE)
7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Malibu Open Men's/Women's Slalom
Men's Jump Qualifying Rounds
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. APBA Inboard Hydroplane "Hot Lap" Challenge
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Women's Wakeboard Preliminaries
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Men's Wakeboard Preliminaries

Saturday, July 19
Admission - $8 / Children (5-12) - $4 / 4 and under- FREE
Special Weekend Pass - $15 / Special Children's Weekend Pass - $7

7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Mens/Womens Slalom/Mens Jump Elimination
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. APBA Inboard Hydroplane Races 
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. WWA Mens/Womens Wakeboard Final
Dusk Fireworks

Sunday, July 20
7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Mens/Womens Slalom Finals / Mens Jump Finals Noon - 5 p.m. APBA Inboard Hydroplane Races 

Pit Passes $10
Witness all the "behind scenes" action firsthand.  See the inboard race boats close up and personally meet race teams.  Guests are reminded that they must have closed-toed shoes to access pits.

Discount coupons are available at: 
Local Budweiser retailers
Kowalski Kowality Markets
Suburban Ford of Waterford
T&C Federal Credit Union
Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet/Buick/GMC
Szott Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge
Skier’s Pier
Guido’s Premium Pizza (in Waterford and Independence Township)
REMINDER:

Guests are reminded:
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets
Absolutely NO alcohol allowed in
Coolers will be inspected

Send in your top digital photos to info@chaldean.org

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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