2023 Bishop’s Dinner Recap

The Chaldean community gathered for its 3rd Annual Bishop’s Dinner—a benefit dinner for the bishop’s office in support of our diocese, seminarians, and priests.

Commerce Property: Holy Spirit Chaldean Catholic Church

We are excited to announce that we have signed a purchase agreement of a new property in Commerce Township that will hopefully house the newest parish of the Diocese – Holy Spirit Chaldean Catholic Church! 


The Diocese has signed a purchase agreement for Bay Pointe Golf Course with the intention of establishing a new parish. While the preliminary stages and studies of the new property are still underway, follow the Diocese on social media as well as checking our website for future updates as they become available. 


March For Life 2023

Every year, a group from our diocese heads down to Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life, and this year was no different! The trip was led by His Excellency, Bishop Francis Kalabat, Fr. Rodney Abasso, Fr. Perrin Atisha, Fr. John Jaddou, and Fr. Marcus Shammami, along with a handful of faithful from our diocese. Along with many others, the group peacefully prayed and protested for the lives of the unborn children and also celebrated that we now live in a Post-Roe America.

On Thursday, January 19, Bishop Francis celebrated Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. On Friday, January 20, Mass was celebrated at St. Dominic Catholic Church before the group joined thousands for the March. On Saturday, January 21, His Excellency, along with Fr. Rodney Abasso and Fr. Perrin Atisha, celebrated one final mass in the crypt chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

We ask Mother Mary to intercede on behalf of all the unborn children; let us continue to pray for an end to abortion everywhere!

To see photos from the March, please click the link below: