Our Mis­sion

The Work­ers of the Vine­yard is a com­mu­nity whose pri­mary apos­to­late is teach­ing. We do this in two ways, through schools and the media.


The Messiah Retreat

We are in the process of open­ing the first Chaldean Acad­emy in the United States. This school will edu­cate our chil­dren on their Chaldean cul­ture, her­itage, lan­guage and liturgy as well as give them a solid clas­si­cal edu­ca­tion. Our voca­tion to teach is not only found in a school we are wait­ing to open, we also teach through our Sat­ur­day Cat­e­chism School, High School Bible Study, and other Youth Groups at the Parishes in our Diocese.

Pentecost Pilgrimage

The Work­ers of the Vine­yard offers a num­ber of retreats for the women in our Dio­cese. From voca­tions retreats to retreats for mar­ried and sin­gle women, we have found that our spirit of edu­ca­tion is not only con­fined to the mind, but reaches the soul also. This is due to the deeply Bib­li­cal char­ac­ter­is­tic of our retreats which are always based on a spe­cific Bible pas­sage. If you would like more infor­ma­tion about our retreats, and other retreats offered by the Chaldean Dio­cese of St. Peter the Apos­tle, please visit our Retreats page.


Photographing in Jerusalem

Our other branch of teach­ing is found in the media. The Chaldean Catholic Dio­cese of St. Peter the Apos­tle cur­rently has a Media Cen­ter that strives to pre­serve our Chaldean her­itage and spir­i­tu­al­ity through its dif­fer­ent depart­ments. The Chaldean Media Cen­ter is equipped with a fully func­tional Tele­vi­sion Stu­dio, a Pub­lish­ing Office, and a Web Design­ing Office where Kaldu.org and Kaldaya.net are shared with the world, among many other forms of com­mu­ni­ca­tions media.