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There is currently a Chaldean & Assyrian Catholic mission in Tucson. If anyone knows where (at what church, etc) it meets, please let me know.

There is also a Chaldean & Assyrian Catholic mission scheduled to open in Gilbert within the next 60 days (July, tentatively, from what I understand). If anyone hears any news as to where it will be meeting, I'd appreciate knowing that as well.

Many years,

Neil


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According to Mar Auraha Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale website (http://marauraha.com/wp/about), the Tucson Mission meets at:

St. Joseph Catholic Parish: 215 S. Craycroft Rd., Tucson AZ 85711

Every other Sunday: Mass 5:30 (Chaldean & Arabic)

As for Gilbert, that same website states:

•July 10, 2011: The first Chaldean Mass will be celebrated in the southeastern part of the Valley, in the city of Gilbert, where up to 150 Chaldean families live.

For More Information, Contact:

Email: azstar2011@yahoo.com

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Mass? Mass!

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Bless Father

If the Chaldean Catholic Parishes use the word ' Mass' on their Parish Websites - then that is the term they normally use and who are we to question that ?

Here is another example
St Mary's Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church

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Tom,

When I didn't get any answer back then, it was my intent to follow-up and watch for updates as the summer passed - but, like many things, the plan got lost in the shuffle. Thanks for finding and providing the information.

Many years,

Neil

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Originally Posted by Polish American
According to Mar Auraha Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale website (http://marauraha.com/wp/about), the Tucson Mission meets at:

St. Joseph Catholic Parish: 215 S. Craycroft Rd., Tucson AZ 85711

Every other Sunday: Mass 5:30 (Chaldean & Arabic)


Wow! Thanks for this. I'm going to try to go there some Sunday and see what it's like. I live in Tucson and I'm Byzantine Catholic and I didn't know anything about it. Not only that, my home and my Byz Cath parish is only about 1-2 miles down the road from St Joseph's!

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As an individual I have no standing but the magisterium of the Church does! The whole thrust of that solemn teaching authority since Vatican II has been to mandate a return to ancestral tradition, to authenticity. Surely that must include using traditional terminology -- though I admit this is just the tip of the iceberg! "Mass" facing the people is a more egregious example of colonized mentality! Why be so exigent in demanding authenticity (i.e., no latinizations) in the Byzantine Rite and so passively accepting of the equivalent in other Rites?

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Hello,
my name is Rita, I am a 23-year-old- student from Germany. In January (until March) I will work as a teacher and do an internship at the International School of Tucson. Now I am looking for a room or host family to stay.

Surely I will help around the house or pay a little bit, if that is requested. But how can I contact families? Can you please help me?

Thanks in advance and God bless,
many greetings from Germany,
Rita

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Rita,

Welcome to the Forum! I recommend that you contact the Eastern Christian parishes in Tucson directly and ask them to put a notice in their weekly bulletin seeking a host family for the time you will be in Tucson.

Best wishes!
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Originally Posted by RitaRita
Hello,
my name is Rita, I am a 23-year-old- student from Germany. In January (until March) I will work as a teacher and do an internship at the International School of Tucson. Now I am looking for a room or host family to stay.

Surely I will help around the house or pay a little bit, if that is requested. But how can I contact families? Can you please help me?

Thanks in advance and God bless,
many greetings from Germany,
Rita

Welcome to the forum! I lived in Tucson until a year ago.

Try contacting the Chaldean parish in Scottsdale at azstar2011@yahoo.com. My experience was they took awhile to answer, but they did get back to me. If you don't have any success, I can connect you with the pastor at my former parish (Byzantine Catholic) and perhaps, as John mentioned, a notice could be placed in the weekly bulletin. There is also a Ukrainian Catholic parish in Tucson.

Feel free to PM me, if you like.


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