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Membership Application

Written by Josephine Minas   

Please fill the Membership Application and mail it to The Church Office.

We are asking all Parishioners to become a member of St Mary's Parish.


Festival Sponsorship

Written by Josephine Minas   
St. Mary's 2013 Assyrian Festival is only months away and We are here again seeking your continued patronage for our ad book.
We invite you to participate in our exciting Ad Book. We're asking you to support the Assyrian Festival by purchasing a Personal or Business Ad in our Sponsor Book.
We are excited to offer you our Sponsor Book, which will be distributed during the Festival to more than a thousand people.
Personal Ads: Write a Personal Message to your child, parents, relatives, Business Professional...
If you have a favorite picture of your family, parents, relatives or Church (we have pictures of Assyrian Churches in Iran & Iraq),  a personal page would be perfect way to share the picture as well as the memory. The Personal Ad page is $100.
Business Ads: Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to promote your business or profession to the community. In addition your ad will also be placed on the Church website for 6 months FREE and may be viewed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Business Ads fees: 1/4 page $75
1/2 page $150 Black & White
1/2 page $250 Color
Full page $250 Black & White
Full page $400 Color
Back Page $750 (Reserved)
Inside covers $500 (reserved)
Please order your ad today! The sooner you purchase it the sooner it will be viewable on our site. The final day to place an ad is April 20, 2013.
Let each one do just as he has resolved in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver    (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Thank you for your support.
Josephine Minas

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Dear Community Supporters of St. Mary’s Parish,

On Saturday June 15th & Sunday, June 16th, 2013, St. Mary Parish will host our Annual Festival.  The Festival is a great opportunity for us to expose the Assyrian Culture, highlights the presence of the church to our surrounding community as well as to the San Fernando Valley at large. The financial proceeds we receive from the festival benefit the Assyrian community by helping to supplement the financial needs of the various projects that the church has. This year, some of the proceeds will go towards the final stages of the Sanctuary Building, the current needs of our members, as well as the general running of the church.  We promote the festival through our weekly program, the church’s E-newsletter, fliers and on our Website.

Benefits to you as a sponsor are great. In the past, we have been blessed to have over 10,000 people come to the Festival. We expect even larger crowds this year as we are having the Festival in the summer, we have exciting mechanical rides, various vendors and plenty of activities. We invite you to come and partner with us, it will be worth the investment.

Your sponsorship will include - depending on the amount sponsored – all** or some of the following:
1.     Name/logo of your business will be prominently displayed as a Major Sponsor on the Banner. This banner will be at both street entrances to the Festival
2.     Name/logo of your business on all fliers that will be issued during the Festival.
3.     Name/logo of your business on back of the Assyrian T-shirts that we will be distributing.
4.     Name/Logo of your business on St. Mary’s website on our sponsorship page
5.     1 Full Page Ad of your business in the St. Mary’s e-Newsletter for 6 months
6.     1 Full Color** Page Ad in Festival Adbook

** - “All” applies to platinum sponsors – see levels of sponsorship below for what each offers
We hope that we can work together to help you in your business outreach.  We are very excited about this year’s event and believe that it will give your business a wonderful opportunity to gain visibility both in our community and in the San Fernando Valley.

With grateful appreciation,

Fundraising Committee

Have Your Business or Family Sponsor the 2013
Assyrian Festival – June 15th-16th -------- Come Partner With Us!

Platinum Sponsor – Donate $2,500+
Name/logo will be prominently displayed as a Major Sponsor on the Banner
Name/logo on all flyers
Name/logo on back of our T-shirts
Name/Logo on St. Mary’s website on a sponsorship page
1 Full Color Page Ad in the St. Mary’s e-Newsletter for 6 months
1 Full Page Ad in Festival Adbook
Gold Sponsor – Donate $1,500.00+
Name/logo will be prominently displayed as a Major Sponsor on the Banner
Name/Logo on all flyers
Name/Logo on St. Mary’s website on a sponsorship page
1 Full Page Ad in the St. Mary’s e-Newsletter for 6 months
1 Full Black & White Page Ad in Festival Adbook
Logo on back of our T-shirts

Bronze Sponsor – Donate $1,000.00+
Name/logo will be prominently displayed as a Major Sponsor on the Banner
Name/Logo on St. Mary’s website on a sponsorship page
1 Full Page Ad in the St. Mary’s e-Newsletter for 6 months
1 Full Black & White Page Ad in Festival Adbook

*Sponsors of $1,000.00 and up will be listed in all publicity and on back of our   Volunteer’s T-shirts and on the Sponsorship wall (Banner) at each Entrance

Silver Sponsor – Donate $500.00+
2 Free Wristbands and early entrance to the Carnival on Saturday June 15th
Name/Logo on St. Mary’s website on a sponsorship page
1 Full Page Ad in the St. Mary’s e-Newsletter for 6 months

Spirit Sponsor – Donate $250+
Name/Logo on St. Mary’s website on a sponsorship page
1 Full Page Ad in the St. Mary’s e-Newsletter for 6 months

Friends Sponsor – Donate $100+
1 Full Page Ad in the St. Mary’s e-Newsletter for 6 months
St' Mary's Parish Live TV Program
Voice of Hope
Every Tuesday Night 9:30-11:00 pm. The program can be watched all around the world using the Satellite System, PARS TV and on-line www.ParsTv.tv during the program hours.
Parish Advanced Bible Study Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30p.m.
Parish Youth Bible Study Every Thursday, 8:00-9:00p.m.
Friday Assyrian School
Fridays from 7-9pm for Children, Teens & Adults ages 6-76
FREE Classes, Assyrian Language / History and Religion
Separate Women / Men for Christ Bible Study at 7:00pm

Basketball League

Every Sunday 4:30-9:00

Bishop Alemany High School, 11111 Alemany Drive, Mission Hills

Support our Athletes!


Easter message by our Patriarch His Holiness MarDinkha IV

Written by Josephine Minas   

The Assyrian Church of the East Central Media Center sends you this 2013 Easter message by our Patriarch His Holiness MarDinkha IV.


Please click below to play the video:



Cor-Bishop Fr. George's Easter message

Written by Josephine Minas   

What a blessing and joy to be able to welcome a new and glorious Easter.  We know that many would have loved to see this day, and it is by God’s grace that we are able to rejoice in it. May I start by wishing you all a Blessed Easter and a wonderful Assyrian New Year 6763.

Easter for some is all about making beautiful colored eggs with their family, baking family treats, receiving chocolate candies, jelly beans, cards, and of cause going on a scavenger hunt to find the Easter Bunny.  All these things are great fun, creating a memorable time for our children, however that is not the real reason for Easter.

Easter to believers is a time to stand in awe of God’s amazing love to redeem the world of our sins. God knew that the only way we could live with Him in eternity was if we believe in His only begotten Son(John 3:16). But as a Holy and Righteous God, He knew that all sins have to be paid for, and so He chose to crucify His only Son for the sins of the world. Only our Lord Jesus Christ was blameless, worthy, holy and without sin or blemish. He was the final Lamb of God that took upon Himself our sins, iniquities and transgressions so that we might become God’s righteousness.

As believers, when God looks at us, He sees Jesus standing in our place of punishment, and He then knows that our sins are ALREADY paid for. Any and all ours sins, past, present and future were nailed on the cross for all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, to those who continue to walk in the will of God. In this way He was able to purchase, for all who believe, eternal life. This is why we commemorate Good Friday. It is the day that our Lord Jesus Christ died to be our Savior.  What great love?

On the third day, Resurrection Sunday, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ conquered the grave and made death have no sting to believers. In John 11:25-26 Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die”. Resurrection Sunday is the cornerstone of Christianity. It is because Jesus died for us that we live for Him. It is because He rose again, that we know that our life’s service will be rewarded when we stand in His presence. This is the REAL meaning of Easter.

Let us recognize and reflect on the magnitude that our Loving Father sacrificed for us.  Are we meditating on this truth? How is Christ risen in our lives? Do we continue living for Christ in all that we do, say, hear, and speak? Are we living lives that celebrate God’s love for us? Are we loving deeper, forgiving faster, and sharing our blessings with those who will never be able to repay us? Are we living as Jesus lived? If not, we should be; as we are the body of Christ here on earth.

We are starting the Assyrian New Year 6763 on April 1st, I pray that our merciful father will grant each one of us joy, health, and prosperity; but most of all, I pray that we all have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I encourage us all to keep Assyria alive through our actions, in our hearts, and through our language even as we are out here in the diaspora. We must remain active, united and focused in one voice and mind; making sure we support each other, both here and those suffering in the homeland.  May God continue to bless us all.

In His Service,

Cor-Bishop Fr. George Bet Rasho


A short and simple prayer

Written by Josephine Minas   

Heavenly Father,

Into your Hand,

I Place my worries, cares and troubles.

Into Your Wisdom,

I place my path, my direction and goal.

Into your Love,

I place my Life.


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Events Calendar

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Mon Oct 22 @07:30PM -
Watch the Voice of Hope live on FaceBook
Mon Oct 22 @08:30PM -
Parish Youth Bible Study
Tue Oct 23 @08:00PM - 10:00PM
St' Mary's Parish Live TV Program
Wed Oct 24 @06:30PM -
Holy Qurbana
Wed Oct 24 @07:00PM -
Assyrian Language Class with Shamasha Dan Daniel
Wed Oct 24 @07:00PM -
Parish Adult Bible Study
Wed Oct 24 @07:30PM -
Assyrian Language Class & Adult Bible Study
Thu Oct 25 @07:00PM -
Bible Study
Thu Oct 25 @07:30PM -
Parish Advanced Bible Study
Fri Oct 26 @07:00PM -
Assyrian Language Class with Shamasha Dan Daniel