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Calling All Chaldean Community Writers & Subject Matter Experts
By Rita Abro :: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 :: 82396 Views :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Opinion and Editorials

California, USA - www.CHALDEAN.org  Invites You to Share Your Expertise with Our Readers & Viewers...

This is your opportunity to submit newsworthy, educational, informative and encouraging content that promotes growth in all aspects from business to personal development.  All writers are assigned an assistant, graphic designer, and an editor to help fully develop your material.

Join the fastest growing Chaldean information center of our generation.  Help spotlight issues that are important and relevant to the Chaldean community.  Share your knowledge and expertise with the community.  Support the efforts of bringing Chaldean people, families, groups, businesses, and organizations the attention they deserve.   Your contributions strengthen the growth within our society and community. 

How to Participate...

Initially, www.CHALDEAN.org requires you to contact us by email to introduce yourself and to let us know what areas of interest you wish to write about.  Please include at least three topics.  This will give us a chance to evaluate our content line-up for all the up coming articles.

E-mail info@chaldean.org  

How to Submit Finished Article

1) Title Email: SUBJECT: www.CHALDEAN.org – ARTICLE TITLE

2) Submissions may be provided by email or as a Microsoft Word document attachment. Articles submitted in any other fashion will not be accepted without notice.

3) End the article with a picture (headshot) and short bio about yourself.  Information can include your business, interests, hobbies, education, and contact information. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

1) www.CHALDEAN.org HOLDS NO GUARANTEES AS TO WHETHER YOUR ARTICLE WILL BE PUBLISHED.  Even if you are notified that your article will be published in an upcoming issue, we have full rights, without notice, to change our mind without explanation.

2) EDITING - all articles will be edited for content and space at the full discretion of the publisher/editor.

3) www.CHALDEAN.org does not pay for any submissions. This is a labor of love to help our community and those that serve our community.  

QUESTIONS? Please contact Rita Abro at:  info@CHALDEAN.org

On behalf of www.CHALDEAN.org viewers and readers, we thank you for your support!

St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
Fax: (248) 524-1957

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.