The Family Apostolate of the Eparchy has launched a matrimonial website to help our young adults in finding their spouse. The website can be accessed at www.mcmatrimonyna.com and was inaugurated by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos on Friday, August 3, 2018. The website was designed by Mr. Selicks Cherian of St. Peter's Syro-Malankara parish, Houston under the guidance and help of Fr. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil, the Director of the Family Apostolate of the Eparchy, and Fr.
The new board members for the Malankara Catholic Youth Movement - North America were elected on August 4, 2018. The elections were held during the 10th Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention held at Stamford, Connecticut. Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, the bishop of the Eparchy, and Fr. Jerry Mathew, the director of MCYMNA, were present during the election along with all the youth participants of the convention. The previous board members were thanked by Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos and Fr.
The 10th Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention was held on August 2 to 5, 2018, based on the theme "Young People, The Faith, and Vocation Discernment" at Stamford, Connecticut. The preparations were conducted under the guidance of Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Bishop of the Eparchy, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, the General Convener, and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, the Vicar General. The Pastoral Council and the various Convention committees worked hard and with dedication behind the scenes to make the Convention a success.
Mar Ivanios Day was celebrated at St. Vincent De Paul Cathedral, Elmont on July 15, 2018. The Solemn Memorial Qurbono was celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, the bishop of the Eparchy, and was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Chancellor and Procurator of the Eparchy, Rev. Fr. John Thundiath, Vicar General of the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, and Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew.
The registration for the Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana) Course is now open to the public. The course, organized by the Department of Family Apostolate, will be held on July 7 and 8, 2018 at the Eparchial Chancery, 1500 DePaul St., Elmont, NY. Various scholarly resource persons will take classes for the participants on the Theology of the Sacrament of Matrimony, Family Psychology, Marriage Communication and Family Relationship, Marriage Canon Laws, Family Spirituality, Theology of the Body, Marriage Sexuality, and Stewardship and Family Budgeting.
On March 10, at 3:30 pm in the St. Mary’s Pattom Cathedral, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the Head and Father of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, announced two Coadjutor Bishops for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum, has been appointed as the Coadjutor for the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta and Most Rev.