About uS

About Holy Martyrs Chaldean Catholic Church

Welcome to Holy Martyrs Chaldean Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Mission Statement

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.’” (Matthew 28:18-20)

All of us at Holy Martyrs Chaldean Catholic Church are called to proclaim and carry on the Gospel of Christ, the beliefs of the Catholic Church, and the liturgical traditions of our beloved Chaldean Church. We strive to maintain and nurture within all people the worship of God, a love of Christ, and a firm resolve for righteousness. We are aware of our duties toward God, in addition to our duties toward all our brothers and sisters. Over the centuries, our Chaldean martyrs, clergy, and laity have paved the way and planted seeds for us with their sacrifices so that we may have zeal to continue on our own faith journey.



  • Fr. Selwan Taponi – Pastor
  • Fr. Wisam Matti – Parochial Vicar
  • Fr. Kevin Yono – Parochial Vicar


  • Linda Murad – Secretary/Office Manger
  • Istillita Shamoun – Pastor Administrative Assistant

Parish Council

  • Sinan Kas-Shamoun – Parish Council President
  • Massar Kismikh – Parish Council Vice President

Parish Finance Committee

  • Sinan Kas-Shamoun
  • Myassar Kismikh
  • Mahir Jabow
  • Martun Shauya
  • Joseph Najor
  • Ann Mansour

Chaldean Home Adminstrator

  • Nohra Hailo

Sub-Deacon Director

  • Shamasha Ramzi Seman
  • Shamasha Sabah Elia
  • Shamasha Youhanan

Servers Director

  • John Dishow
  • Sebastian Adam
  • Lance Kassab

Chaldean & Arabic Choir Director

  • Thakwan Rassam

English Choir Director

  • Amy Brikho

Childrens Choir Director

  • Naghem Rassam

Communion & Catechism Director

  • Nawal Hubba

Altar Server Directors

  • Mahir Jabow
  • Joanna Dallo


  • Raad Kashat

Trips Coordinator

  • Bassima Brikho

Livestream & Maintenance

  • Bashar Asso

Website & IT Coordinators

  • Thakwan Rassam
  • Alaa Alsamak

MRUs Chairs

  • Mario Abed
  • Mandy Shammami


  • Sam Jarbo
  • Revere Kanouna

Blue Knights

  • Nelson Brikho

Little Flowers of Mary

  • Istillita Shamoun
  • Maletha Kannu

Martyrs Men

  • Yousif Elias

Witnesses of Faith

  • Eva Shammami

Moms Group

  • Istillita Shamoun

Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solidarity Group

  • Amal Kathawa

Legion of Mary - Solidarity Group

  • Mary Gappy

Sisters of Lazarus

  • Wareena
  • Sandy Zebari

Social Media Team

  • Rita Elias
  • Samantha Isho
  • Thakwan Rassam
  • Istillita Shamoun