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Refugee Workshops Help Chaldean Families Learn About the U.S.
By Sam Yousif :: Saturday, November 15, 2008 :: 40857 Views :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Government & Society, Chaldean Churches



M
ichigan, USA – St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan continues to host an array of services for refugee assistance.  Along with English classes, school tutoring for children, and family support services the church campus will now feature special workshops geared to refugee families.  

“The love and help for us at St. Jospeh and all the churches, makes me thank God every second,” says Habiba Yousip through a translator.  “If it was not for our Church we would all be dead.”

The workshops provide informative sessions to help refugee arrivals transition to life in the United States.  Sessions include knowing your neighbor, taxes and financial planning, keeping your children safe, apartment living, senior housing, food safety, and disaster preparedness. 

Refugee Workshop Schedule: 2008-2009
Mark your calendars! 

Don’t miss these informative sessions to assist your transition to life in the United States. Plan to attend them all:

Mon., Nov. 10, ‘08

Understanding the welfare system, Being good neighbors

Mon. Dec. 15, ‘08

Your money: taxes & financial planning

Mon., Jan. 19, ‘09

Keeping your children safe

Mon., Feb. 16, ‘09

Apartment living, senior housing, food safety, disaster preparedness

More to come!
Save these dates, too
More workshops scheduled for:
March 16 w April 20 w May 18

All Workshops  
6-8 p.m.

St. Joseph Chaldean Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083

 Refreshments w childcare 

For More Information
Call your Agency 
 

Archdiocese of Detroit

Sr. Beth Murphy, OP
(313) 921.1498
 

Lutheran Social Services

Rafat Ita
(248) 423.2790
 

USCRI

Veronica Marroki
(313) 581.4420

ابرشية ديترويت

محاضرات تخص اللآجئين

للفترة من 2008-2009

 

 لاتدع هذه المحاضرات القيمة تفوتك لأنها تساعدك في هذه الحالة الأنتقالية التي تعيشها انت وعائلتك في الولايات المتحدة وحاول الحضور الى هذه الدورات التثقيفية كما في ادناه:-

 

-         الأثنين المصادف 11/10/2008 محاضرة حول فهم نظام الوولفير

-         الأثنين المصادف 12/15/2008 محاضرة حول المصاريف- الضرائب وتنظيم المصاريف

-         الأثنين المصادف 01/19/ 2009كيفية حماية اطفالك

-         الأثنين المصادف 02/16/ 2009السكن في الشقق- مجمعات كبار السن - سلامة الغذاء- الأستعداد لمواجهة الكوارث الطبيعية

 

المحاضرات تبدأ الساعة 6 – 8 مساءً في كنيسة سانت جوزيف الكائنة على العنوان التالي:

 

2442 شرق الميل السادس عشر-منطقة تروي

 MI-48083

 

    لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى الأتصال بمنظمتك:-

-         ابرشية ديترويت: الماسير بيث مورفي

313-921-1498

-   منظمة اللوثيرن: رأفت ايتا

248-423-2790

- المنظمة الأمريكية لرعاية اللآجئين

خالد عبو

313-581-4420

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.