The St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Mission of Toronto is elevated as a Parish in the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada. On February 26, during the celebration of the Holy Mass, Rev. Father Gigi Philip read out the decree of His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, elevating the mission to the status of a parish. Reverend Gigi Philip, the first pastor of the parish, then handed over the decree to Mr. Mathew Kuthiravattom and Mr. Babu Mamoottil, the secretary and the treasurer of the parish respectively.
In the current year, the Eparchy has scheduled three Regional Family Conferences in three regions of the Eparchy, namely, the North-East, Mid-West and the South-West. The Mid-West Regional Conference is to be held on June 23, 24 and 25 in Chicago under the auspices of the St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Parish in Chicago. Rev. Fr. Babu Madathilparambil is appointed the Convener of the Conference. From the parish, a team of volunteers under the leadership of Mr. Benjamin Thomas and the parish council will help Fr. Madathilparambil in the organization of the Conference. Rev. Fr.
The St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA & Canada extends hearty congratulations and prayerful best wishes to His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. John O. Barres, who has been installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center. Bishop Barres, who was formerly the bishop of the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania, was appointed bishop of Rockville Center on December 9, 2016 by His Holiness Pope Francis. Bishop Barres was installed as the bishop of Rockville Center on January 31, 2017 . The St.
The St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Washington DC was raised as a Parish in the St. Mary, Queen of Peace, Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada on September 11, 2016 on the occasion of the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of St. Mary. On September 11, at 11.00 am, His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius celebrated the fest day Holy Mass for the community and during the Holy Mass, he read out the decree, establishing the parish. The decree was later received together by the representatives of the parish, namely, by Reverend Fr.
On Saturday, August 6, 2016, on the feast of the Transfiguration, Jocelyn Edathil made her religious profession as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ in the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. The liturgical service was held during the celebration of the Holy Qurbono at the Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont, New York. The Holy Qurbono and the liturgy of the Religious Profession were presided over by His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius. Sr.
The annual retreat of the Reverend Sisters serving in the Eparchy was held from July 10 to 15, 2016 at the Don Bosco Retreat Center, Rockland, New York. Reverend Father Joseph Puthenpurackal OFM Cap. preached the retreat. Around 15 Sisters attended the retreat. On July 14, His Excellency Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius visited the Sisters and addressed them.
The customary Malankara Catholic Convention of 2016 was held at our Cathedral in Elmont on July 8,9 and 10. The convention was preached by Reverend Fathers Jospeh Pthenpurackal OFM Cap. and Reverend Father Sebastian Anchumuri VC. A large number of our faithful attended the convention. The Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the US and Canada conducted the commemoration of Servant of God Mar Ivanios on July 10, 2016 at the Cathedral of the Eparchy. His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius presided over the Holy Mass which was concelebrated by around 10 priests of the Eparchy.
Reverend Father Noby Ayyaneth has been appointed the new Pastor of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral in Elmont and also the Secretary to His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius. Father Noby hails from the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum. The parish community of our Cathedral accorded him a warm welcome on July 3 at the Cathedral Church. The Eparchy extends to him hearty welcome and God’s blessings in his assignments in the Eparchy.
Reverend Father Abraham Lukose who has been serving the Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral as its Pastor and also as the Secretary to His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius for the past five years is transferred to Toronto. In Toronto he is assigned as the Chaplain to the Trillian Hospital in Mississauga and also as Associate Vicar of the St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Toronto. Father Abraham was given a cordial send off by the Cathedral Parish on July 3, 2016.
On July 7, a meeting of the Eparchial Presbyteral Council was held at the Don Bosco Reterat Center in Rockland County. During the meeting, the new secretary of the Presbyteral Council was elected, namely, Reverend Gigi Philip, who is presently serving the Syro-Malankara Catholic community in Toronto. Congratulations to Father Gigi Philip and thanks to Father Joseph Nedumankuzhiyil who has been serving as the secretary for the past five years.