Discover the Chaldeans

Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle (LatinEparchia Sancti Petri Apostoli urbis Sancti Didaci Chaldaeorum) is located in El CajonCalifornia and is immediately subject to the Holy See. The bishop since its inception is Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo. It was created by Pope John Paul II in 2002. His bishopric currently sits at St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon.

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.

The Eparchy of St. Peter The Apostle comprises four vicariates consisting of its member parishes.

Southern Vicariate

The parishes of the Southern Vicariate comprise the Southwest of the United States. TheVicar General of the Diocese is Archdeacon Sabri Kejboe.

Northern Vicariate

The parishes of the Northern Vicariate comprise the Northwest of the United States. The Diocesan Vicar is Fr. Kamal Bidawid.


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.

Monasteries, convents, and seminaries

The fourth vicarate comprises the vocational housing of the non-diocesan religious life within the Eparchy.


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