The priest is a gift from the Heart of Christ: a gift for the Church and for the world.” Pope Benedict XVI at the close of the Year for Priests
Fr. Dheyaa Slaiw Aadam Shammas (Present)
Born on January 15th 1988, finished his Elementary and Secondary school in Baghdad and High school in Ankawa. He entered St. Simon Peter Seminary in Ankawa on September 9th, 2008.
On January 17, 2014 he was ordained Lector and sub-deacon by his beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako at St. Joseph Cathedral in Erbil. In the same year he graduated from Babylon Pontifical College and immigrated to Canada with the approval of his beatitude.
Fr. Dheyaa was ordained to the Diaconate inMay 15, 2015 Memorial of OUR Lady of the Fields at the Good Shepherd Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario by His Excellency Mar Emanuel Shaleta Eparchial Bishop of Mar Adday Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Canada after receiving the approval of the patriarch for the incardination. The ordination to the presthood of our Lord Jesus Christ was on July 30th, 2015 through the imposition of hands by His Excellency Mar Emanuel Shaleta.
Fr. Dheyaa has become the priest of St Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic church of Hamilton, Canada in October 2018.
Let's pray for our new priest so God grant his the wisdom, understanding, and strength he needs to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Inspire him with the vision of your Kingdom.