Our Eparchy of St.
Peter the Apostle must accept wholeheartedly and without hesitation
the challenges of continuous growth, as needed in its fifth year of
establishment. The areas of prospected challenge are:
1) The implementation
of the Liturgical Reform,
as it has been requested by the Chaldean Synodal decision. A
comprehensive and sustained effort will be needed: a) to provide
pertinent printed and audiovisual liturgical material; b) to form
and train all levels of ministers and servants of the Eucharistic
Celebration; c) to instruct participant congregations and sodalities
about the changes in liturgical ceremonies and the reasons for them.
2) The completion of
the designing phase, in order to submit a building permit
application, for an
to be constructed on the St. Peter’s Cathedral property, adjacent to
the social Hall. The need for such a facility is becoming urgent,
given the continuous increase of the Chaldean population in San
Diego County and the inadequacy of the actual available space for
3) The establishment
a small television studio inside the
building at St. Peter’s, that will allow us to record and broadcast
directly to our people, who are deprived of a medium so pivotal to
every collective purpose in the modern age.
4) The submittal of a
site-plan, already prepared, for obtaining the approval of the
city of Sacramento to build a new Parish,
office, and social hall, for our community in that city.
5) The submittal of
another set of site-plan to build a
shrine-church in the diocesan monastery of St. George,
in the county of Riverside, so that it may be developed into a
6) The purchase of a
property that may serve to become a
parochial center for our community in Las Vegas.
7) The arrangement of
a suitable building to serve for a weekly celebration of Holy
Liturgy in the city of Poway,
having there a sizeable community in need of stable and local
This is quite an
ambitious prospect! Nevertheless, we trust the holy saints and
angels, and so many men of good will, for the fulfillment of the
above-listed pastoral needs of the People of God.