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St. Matthew’s New Basketball Court

Blessing Ceremony of St. Mark Basketball Court For SMYLE at St. Matthew Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, Ceres-CA

On Friday, August 2nd 2013, St. Matthew Youth Learning and Evangelizing, SMYLE Ministry, took their first step towards achieving their three year goal; big brother big sister Outreach Mission. A mission they committed themselves to see through by evangelizing from within- the children and future Youth of our Parish.

It was a Blessed evening indeed, beginning with the Holy Rosary, and then the Eucharistic Adoration; an opening most grand for an event most intimately humble. And having both Fr. Awraha Mansoor and Fr. Peter Georgis joining our celebration, leading us in prayers and then joining the kids in a friendly game practices, added to our evening a blessed sentiment that will resonate with the kids for years to come. From the unveiling of the court, to the presentation of a SMYLE’s Keepsake, everyone remained involved. For the evening was all about the children, so to instill in them the essence of our unity in Love- The Love of God for His Children.

Our Youth truly lived their Ministry Name this evening, bringing to light their passion for Christ and their faithfulness in living our Catholic Faith. The kids loved every minute of it, and this is only the beginning. Trusting in our Hope in God our Savior, we will continue working towards achieving all our goals, one small mission at a time, being guided by The Holy Spirit until we see them all through.

“Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the faithful, in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in chastity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

In Christ and Mary,
St. Matthew Youth Learning and Evangelizing

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