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Saint Matthew
Catholic Church

3005 6th Street
Ceres, CA 95307
Ph: (209) 541-1660
Fax: (209) 541-3952

Statement of Faith


chalice bread cross "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Matthew 28:19.

We the Catholic community of St. Matthew Parish, attest our conviction to the supreme calling of Jesus Christ our Lord in His commission on Ascension Day. Shepherd in Faith by the living Apostolic Traditions of our One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church; we stand steadfast for the sanctity of life, sanctity of marriage, and profess the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord- rendering on earth what is fully His. Through Christ our Lord and God, by Grace, we testify our Catholic Faith by which we live for the Audience of "ONE" and seek His consent; our God and Heavenly Father.

In Christ,
Amen.

Our Parish History


Bishop Mar Sarhad and Mar Bawai "Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, in which you tend the church of God that he acquired with his own blood." Acts 20:28.

His Excellency Bishop Mar Bawai Soro chose the name of Saint Matthew for our congregation and Church in late 2007. The building was purchased in early 2008 in Ceres, CA. On Saturday evening, May 10 of 2008, His Excellency Bishop Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo, Eparch of the Catholic Diocese of Saint Peter the Apostle for Chaldeans and Assyrians, consecrated Saint Matthew Catholic Church accompanied by H.E. Bishop Mar Bawai Soro. During this liturgical ceremony, various clergies and large number of the faithful of Assyrians and Chaldeans were present.

On Pentecost Sunday morning, May 11 of 2008, both bishops, clergies, members of this Church, and friends from other parishes celebrated the first Holy Mass at Saint Matthew Catholic Church. Saint Matthew Church

In 2008, his Excellency Bishop Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo, Eparch of the Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle for Chaldeans and Assyrians, appointed Father Michael Barota as the Church first Pastor. In 2012 Bishop Sarhad reassigned Father Barota to St. Mary's Assyrian-Chaldean Catholic Church in Campbell-CA, and appointed Father Awraha Mansoor as the Church new Pastor and Father Peter Georgis as the Assistant Pastor.

Our Parish maintains her tradition in celebrating all liturgical services throughout the year, by which, parishioners continue receiving the blessings of being universally one in Christ- One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Services are regularly posted in the Announcement section on our Church website. Father Awraha Mansoor and Father Peter Georgis graciously oversee the pastoral services, liturgical ministries as well as faith formation, and civic outreach activities, in collaboration with Church Council, Daughters of Mary, and our Youth Ministry (SMYLE).

In the House of The Lord, there are many ways where one can actively participate in proclaiming the Gospel, and entering in union into a community of Faith. So come, and join us today.

Our Diocese


Our DioceseThe Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle is based in San Diego, California. Our diocese includes eleven parishes and three missions in nineteen States in USA. To learn more about our diocese and its parishes you may visit its website at the following address:


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