The 2017 Southwest Regional Family Conference was held this year at St. Peter’s Malankara Catholic Church in Houston from November 24 to 26. The main celebrant was the new Bishop of our Eparchy, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. The main speakers for the conference were Fr. Dr. Roy Palatty and Sr. Dr. Jocelyn Edathil.
The renovated sanctuary consecration of the recently purchased St. Thomas Malankara Catholic Church was presided over by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Bishop of St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of USA and Canada on Saturday, November 11, 2017, with Most Rev. Dr. Kurt Burnette, Bishop of Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic as the concelebrant. The Pastor and entire parish community was truly blessed to have many of the Northeast Malankara priests, Rev. Sisters Benedica and Jocelyn participate during the solemn service.