On Saturday, January 11, 2014, our Holy Father Pope Francis blessed us all as he “assigned the titular see of Foraziana to Mar Bawai Soro, in pastoral service in our Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego, CA, USA.” Thank you our Holy Father, for this is truly a great assignment.(http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/01/11/chaldean_bishop_appointed/en1-763085).
We, the Daughters of Mary Ministry at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, Ceres-CA, extend our sincere congratulations to our dear Bishops H.E. Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo and H.E. Mar Bawai Soro on this historic achievement.
First and foremost we give thanks to God Almighty for His Blessings in making our dream of Church Unity become Reality, “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad.” Psalm 118:24
We also express our sincere gratitude to our dear Bishop H.E. Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo, who helped and supported Bishop Bawai Soro and all who journeyed with him throughout the years and are now active members of the Catholic Church. We also wish to thank everyone at our Chaldean Catholic Church for supporting us over the years as we made our journey back to the Catholic Church.
Bishops Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo and Mar Bawai Soro have been and continue to be a living example of great Shepherds who continue to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and His flock in all meekness and sincerity. Emphasizing on CHURCH UNITYaccording to the Will of our Heavenly Father, faithfully they continue teaching us the authenticity of our Faith in totality. “And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one,” John 17:22
We will continue to support and pray for our dear Bishops Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo and Mar Bawai Soro, and wish them both all the best as they continue their mission to serve our Lord and His Holy Church.
The Daughters of Mary Ministry
St. Matthew Catholic Church