St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Diocese
for Chaldeans And Assyrians, USA
2010 Youth Convention
July 1-4, 2010
Matthew Church, Ceres, CA
The 2010 Convention was one amazing
experience. St. Matthew’s did such an amazing job in helping all
the youth of our diocese come together as one in love of Christ.
After going to three conventions previous to this one, I have
never met so many different youth members from other churches
like I did this year. I felt an amazing sense of friendship and
kindness among so many of the churches. We shared laughs and
prayers as we were uniting in faith. It truly was a memorable
Shereen Georges (St. Peter’s Cathedral)
being the first convention I have ever been on, I have had a
wonderful time meeting many people from our diocese. I’ve always
wanted to see more of our community and I’m glad we can all come
together at convention. Christ has blessed each one of us and we
should all be proud to represent our church and faith in the
Lord, hoping to spread the word of God to all.
Vian Somo (Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
The 2010 Youth Convention turned out to be
a wonderful success. It’s a great way for young Assyrians and
Chaldeans to get together, explore our faith , and have fun at
the same time.
Pauline Elia (St. Paul’s Church)
This is my fourth time coming to
Convention and every time I come, I learn something new. I’m
grateful to be part of such a beautiful event.
Bianca Neesan (St. Paul’s Church)
The 2010 Youth Convention was definitely
one to remember! I liked the variety of youth and their
personalities. I think next time it should be a day longer!
Samantha Isho (St. Paul’s Church)
Two years ago, I couldn’t wait for my next
convention, and now that it’s arrived, the experience was
spectacular. I will definitely be attending the next convention.
Maria Dawod (St. Paul’s Church)
I love my friends and the time we shared was great and
wonderful. The food was good too. Thanks St. Matthews!
Justin Khosh (St. Paul’s Church)
loved the seminars, workshops, being with friends and making new
ones. The food was also great. I loved our first day’s entrance,
and more importantly, the prayers.
Kristina Dawod (St. Paul’s Church)
My experience here was amazing! I took all
the lectures to heart! It was really fun and I learned a lot. I
love the prayers, and I learned how other churches pray. This
really made me want to be closer to God, and I’m going to start
going to confession because of it. It was the best!
Chantel Akrawi (St. Paul’s Church)
I think it was a fabulous weekend! Great
food, great hotel and a great time!
David Bet-Shmuel (St. Paul’s Church)
It was a great experience to meet new
people with the same religion and ethnicity. And it was relaxing
to get away from home and family.
Fabian Hormozi (St. Paul’s Church)
I had a great time meeting new people and
I really enjoyed the sports. Well put together and overall fun!
Nicole Bitvarda (St. Paul’s Church)
I enjoyed meeting new people from the
other churches and I found the lectures on the second day really
Bretiel Bet-Shmuel (St. Paul’s Church)
I had so much fun meeting new people!
Amanda Iskandar (St. Mary’s Church)
I liked that everyone was always upbeat
and ready to cheer.
Nicole Iskandar (St. Mary’s Church)
This convention was so fun! I loved all
the lectures and activities that St. Matthew’s Church prepared
for us. I had a chance to meet a lot of youth members and this
will be an experience I will never forget!
Cynthia Francas (St. Mary’s Church)
This convention was a lot of fun. I can
say that I enjoyed all the events and lectures and I’m really
looking forward to seeing everyone again in two years!
Andy Iskandar (St. Mary’s Church)
This convention was a great way to meet
new people and see all the fiends we made from last time. I
laughed a lot and I enjoyed this convention here in Modesto. The
volunteers and parishioners were very friendly. Thank you so
Chris Haji (Mar Auraha)
The convention was awesome! The lectures, workshops, and whole
theme were amazing. Thanks so much for everything!
Vivian Haji (Mar Auraha)
Wow, this trip was so enlightening! I
think I’ll read the Bible when I get home. I was so excited to
see that we had Adoration. I’ve never done that with so many
people. I had never seen half of the people who were on
convention but I feel like we all left as brothers and sisters.
Andrew Ausi (Mar Auraha)
loved everything about the Youth Convention. I’ve learned so much at
this Convention. Thank you St. Matthew’s, you guys were great!
Nena (Mar Auraha)
Too bad we can’t do this every weekend!
Raman (St. Thomas Church)