Update on Baghdeda Fire Relief Efforts

Through second collections done at all our parishes within the diocese, we have collected an incredible $130,000 towards the victims involved in the Baghdeda wedding fire. As promised, $20,000 has already been sent to address urgent needs. Of this, $5,000 went to a hospital in Duhok for vital medication, $5,000 to provide food for the families of the victims, and $10,000 for essential medical equipment. We have also been in contact with Priests in Baghdeda, who have informed us that they are not in immediate need of assistance.

However, the impact of the fire is far-reaching. Many families have lost their breadwinners, and they may require financial support in the future. Additionally, the traumatic events have taken a toll on the mental well-being of the community, and psychological care will be essential. 

Rest assured, every dollar collected will be directed towards meeting the evolving needs arising from the Baghdeda fire. We are committed to standing by our brothers and sisters during this challenging time. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. 

March for Life 2024

Registration for the March for Life 2024 in Washington DC is now open! 

Join our Diocese and the Office of Life as we march alongside thousands of others, peacefully praying and protesting for the protection and dignity of our unborn brothers and sisters. 

This year, the theme is “With every woman, for every child.” Together, we march for life and together, we can make a difference. 

Please visit life.chaldeanchurch.org for more information! 

International Chaldean Convention (ICC)

Get ready and save the date! The first ever International Chaldean Convention will take place next year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit www.chaldeanconvention.com to learn more! Registration coming this winter. 

Sub-Diaconate Ordination & Lector Installation

Join us on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 12:30 pm for the Sub-Diaconate Ordination of Seminarian Joseph Nannoshi and Lector Installation of Seminarians Lucian Gumma and Brandon Elias. Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 pm at Mart Mariam Chaldean Catholic Church in Northbrook, IL. 

November: Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

November: Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

The month of November is dedicated to the holy souls in purgatory. The souls in purgatory are on the path of purification and they rely on the prayers and intercessions of the living. Let us remember these souls with compassion and empathy, understanding that they await the final purification to enter into heaven. In praying for the souls in purgatory, we not only fulfill an act of charity, but we also deepen our understanding of God’s infinite love and mercy for each and every one of us. 

This month, let us offer all our prayers, Masses, and acts of charity on behalf of all the souls in purgatory, that they may be lead to Heaven and have eternal life with God.