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Mother and Daughter Fashion Show Extravaganza Announced
By Mother of God Church :: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 :: 37346 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Community & Culture, Chaldean Churches

Michigan, USA - Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield, Michigan holds there 3rd annual Mother & Daughter Fashion Show Dinner Extravaganza.  “We want to celebrate the value and bond between mothers and daughters,” says Nadira Kannu, event chairwoman and Mother of God parish council member.  “All communities and cultures rest in the hands of mothers and daughters.  They sacrifice so much for their family and community.  They guide us and give us hope.  It is only fitting that we acknowledge how much we love them.”

Organizers of the event are also seeking nominations for the "Mother of the Year" essay contest.  Their theme this year is "Mama, No One Can Take Your Place". Writers can nominate any special ‘mother’ in their life including their own mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece or a friend.

Submission deadline for the event is Sunday, April 20, 2008. The essay should be a maximum of 800 words. All submissions should include your nominee’s name, address and telephone number as well as your own contact information. You can mail your essay or drop it off to: Mother of God Church, 25585  Berg Rd. Southfield, MI,48034 Attention: Linda or e-mail the essay to MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com
 
The winning Mom will be an honored and recognized guest at the 3rd Annual Mother and Daughter Fashion Show Dinner Gala, on May 7th at Shenandoah Country Club.  The winner and essay writer will also receive complimentary tickets to the event.
 
The fashion show gala will be held on May 7, 2008 at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Doors open at 5:30 and the fashion show will start at 8:00 p.m. in the evening.  The party will include full course gourmet meal, door prizes, gifts, raffles, dinner show, guest speaker, contest games and more.  Tickets for the event are available at the bargain of only $40.

“We anticipate having well over 500 mothers and daughters to this event,” says Kannu.  “The previous years we sold out in matter of weeks and because of the event is so popular many in the community wanted a bigger venue so more people could attend.  This year we decided to move the show to a bigger place.”

The event also invites families to consider placing their own announcement in the event booklet.  Special praises, memorials, poems, pictures, or messages to loved ones are strongly encouraged.  Businesses interested in advertising can also e-mail MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com.  Advertisement space is only $25 for a quarter page; $50 for half page; $100 for a whole page.

For photos of the previous Mother Daughter shows visit the Community Photo Album on www.CHALDEAN.org.

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.