Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo arrived in Ceres this morning to begin his pastoral visit to St. Matthew Assyrian Chalean Catholic Church in Ceres, California. The reason for his visit is to be present at the dedication of the grotto to Our Lady which was recently constructed at St. Matthew’s.

After being picked up at the airport, Mar Sarhad was able to enjoy a welcoming lunch at the home of Youtham and Mariam Khanania. It is always a great joy for His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo to visit the Assyrian families who joined St. Peter Diocese when Mar Bawai Soro and those clergy and faithful who accompanied him were welcomed into the Chaldean Catholic Church.

The grotto is to be dedicated later this evening. Check for updates on the pastoral visit of His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo.