Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle (Latin: Eparchia Sancti Petri Apostoli urbis Sancti Didaci Chaldaeorum) is one of two eparchies (Eastern catholic dioceses) of the Chaldean Catholic Church sui iuris (Syro-Oriental Rite, Syriac/Arameic language) in the USA.
Eparchy of Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter The Apostle
Eparchia Sancti Petri Apostoli urbis Sancti Didaci Chaldaeorum
|Country||United States of America|
|Ecclesiastical province||Eastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See|
|Sui iuris church||Chaldean Catholic Church|
|Established||May 21, 2002|
|Cathedral||St. Peter's Cathedral|
|Patriarch||Louis Raphaël I Sako|
|Bishop||Emanuel Hana Shaleta|
|Bishops emeritus||Sarhad Yawsip Jammo|
It was created by Pope John Paul II on 21 May 2002 on territory split off from the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, also exempt, and the only other Chaldean Catholic diocese in the USA.
- Exempt Eparchs (Bishops)
- Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo (May 5, 2002–May 7, 2016)
- (Bawai (Ashur) Soro, listed as Official (2014-2017), appointed Bishop of Mar Addai of Toronto (Chaldean), Canada
- Mar Emanuel Hana Shaleta (August 29, 2017-present)
- Auxiliary Eparchs
- Mar Bawai Soro (January 11, 2014 – November 29, 2017)
The diocese is responsible for Chaldean Catholics in nineteen states in the western portion of the United States, the largest concentration of these being found in San Diego County, California.
- St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, El Cajon, California
- St. Michael's Chaldean Catholic Church, El Cajon, California
- St.John the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Church, El Cajon, California
- Holy Family Chaldean Catholic Church, Phoenix, Arizona
- Mar Auraha Chaldean Catholic Church, Scottsdale, Arizona
- St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church, Las Vegas, Nevada
- St. George Chaldean Catholic Church, Santa Ana, California
The parishes of the Northern Vicariate comprise the Northwest of the United States.
- St. Thomas Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, Turlock, California
- St. Mary Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, Campbell, California
- St. Matthew's Chaldean Catholic Church, Ceres, California
- St. Paul Chaldean and Assyrian Catholic Church, North Hollywood, California
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chaldean Assyrian Catholic Church, Orangevale, California
The parishes listed here are Missions of the Eparchy located throughout the diocese who are currently not large enough, have not raised enough money, or found the proper land to construct their own church and formally create a parish.
- Holy Cross Chaldean Catholic Mission, Gilbert, Arizona
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chaldean Catholic Mission, Tucson, Arizona
- Rabban Hermiz Chaldean Catholic Mission, Riverside, California
- Mar Qardagh Chaldean Catholic Mission, Poway, California
- St Mary Chaldean Catholic Mission, Marina, California
- Holy Spirit Chaldean Catholic Mission, Houston, Texas
- St Joseph Chaldean Catholic Mission, Dallas, Texas
Monasteries, convents and seminariesEdit
The fourth vicarate comprises the vocational housing of the non-diocesan religious life within the Eparchy.