Mar Yosip Parish is part of the Assyrian Church of the East, Diocese of California in the United States. This parish was initially established by men and women of Assyrian descent.
Today, Mar Yosip Parish consists of approximately 500 families who also reflect a great diversity of backgrounds and religious traditions of origins.
Visit www.maryosipparish.org for more detailed parish information.
•Rev. Fr. Lawrence Namato was born in the City of Kirkuk, Bet-Nahrain Iraq in May of 1959.
•Ordained Deacon on February 21,1982 by His Grace Bishop Mar Aprim Khamis, in Mar Gewargis Church, Chicago, Illinois.
•Ordained Priest on November 25, 2007 by His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos Patriarch, in Mart Maryam Church, Warren, Michigan.
•Transferred to the Diocese of California on March 21, 2009 and currently serving as the Parish Priest of Mar Yosip Parish in San Jose, California.