His Holiness, Pope Francis has approved the appointment of His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius as the first bishop of the newly erected Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Parassala, which has been formed by bifurcating from the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum. The appointment was made by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos at the recommendation of the Holy Synod of the Syro- Malankara Catholic Church. The appointment about the episcopal appointment and the canonical erection of the new eparchy was made concurrently in Rome and at the St.
Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Most. Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Sthephanos as the second bishop of the St.Mary, Queen of Peace Syro Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada. The appointment was made at the recommendation of the Holy Synod of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church. The announcement about this appointment was made concurrently in Rome and at the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum, Kerala and at the Cathedral of the St.
The second of the three Regional Family Conferences of the Eparchy, scheduled to take place this year, will be held on August 5 and 6 at the Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont, New York. The Registration Kick-Off for the same was held on Sunday, July 9 at the Cathedral Parish. His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius officiated the ceremony. He inaugurated the Registration by receiving the Registration form from Mr. Thundiyath Babukutty, who has been appointed the General Convener of the Conference.
The first of the three Regional Family Conferences planned for the current year in the Eaprchy was held in Chicago from June 23 to 25. Around 75 families attended the Conference from our three parishes in the region, namely Chicago, Detroit and Toronto. Rev. Babu Madathilparambil, the Pastor of our Parish in Chicago was the Chief Coordinator of the Conference. Mr. Benjamin Thomas of the Chicago parish served as the General Convener. The Conference was very efficiently organized, thanks to the wholehearted cooperation and hard work of our Chicago parishioners. His Excellency the Most Rev.
The MCYM-East Regional Board held the first ever "MCYM Weekend Getaway" at Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village, Pennsylvania on June 16-18. It was a three day event from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon conducted to give the youth above the age of 18 from the Eparchy an opportunity to spend time with each other in a relaxing and fun picnic-like atmosphere. The event featured events such as Hiking, Ultimate Frisbee, and bonfire along with short talks by Fr. Michael Edathil, Sr. Jocelyn Edathil, and Fr. Jerry Mathew and daily Mass.
The renovated sanctuary of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Eparchy was consecrated on March 25, on the great Feast of Annunciation. The liturgy of the consecration was presided over by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis with His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius and His Excellency Joseph Mar Thomas as the concelebrants. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan preached the homily during the liturgy. Around fourteen bishops representing different Catholic Dioceses from and around New York participated in the event. The ceremony started at 3.00 pm.
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.