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Blessing of the New Church in Houston

  • Posted on: 10 March 2015
A long cherished dream of the St. Peter’s Malankara Catholic parish in Houston came true on March 7, 2015 with the blessing of the newly built church of the parish. His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Exarchate presided over the liturgy of the blessing. His Excellency the Most Rev. George Shelz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and His Excellency the Most Rev. Joy Alappatt, Auxiliary Bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Chicago were concelebrants. Many priests of the Exarchate, namely, Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Rev.

Priest-Coordinator for the Syro-Malankara Catholics in Canada

  • Posted on: 19 February 2015
Rev. Dr. Gigi Philip, who has assumed charge as the Vicar of the St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Toronto has been appointed the Priest-Coordinator of the Syro-Malankara Catholic communities in Canada by His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius. There are presently two missions with the presence of priests in Canada, namely, in Toronto and in Edmonton. Besides there are cities in Canada where there is a considerable number of Malankara Catholic families, like Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, etc.. Rev. Dr. Gigi Philip hails from the Archdiocese of Tiruvalla.

Farewell to Rev. Fr. John Kuriakose and Welcome to Rev. Dr. Gigi Philip

  • Posted on: 19 February 2015
After six years of commendable service in the St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Toronto Rev. Fr. John Kuriakose is relieved of his responsibilities in the Mission. On January 25, 2015 he was given a warm send off from the parish after the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided over by him. The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in North America remains deeply thankful to Rev. Fr. John Kuriakose for the remarkable pastoral leadership that he gave to the mission and also for his generous cooperation and assistance to the common activities and Apostolates of the Exarchate.

New Year Celebration in the New Jersey Parish

  • Posted on: 11 January 2015
St. Thomas Syro-Malankara Catholic Parish in New Jersey had a grand New Year Day celebration. The celebration started with a liturgical reception accorded to His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius. His Excellency presided over the New Year Day Eucharistic celebration. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, the Pastor, Rev. Fr. Jacob John, the Associate Pastor and Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose were the concelebrants. After the celebration of the Holy Qurbono, there was a meeting in which Mr. John Varghese and Mrs. Aleyamma John, the most senior couple of the Parish were felicitated.

Congratulations to Mr. John P. Varghese

  • Posted on: 11 January 2015

Mr. John P. Varghese has been elected the new Secretary of the Pastoral Council of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in the USA. As the former Pastoral Council completed its term of three years on Dec. 31, 2014, the new Council was constituted and the first meeting of the new Council was held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Exarchate Chancery. His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Exarchate presided over the meeting. After the members took the oath, they elected the new Secretary by secret ballot. The term of office is for three years.

Meeting of the New Pastoral Council of the Exarchate

  • Posted on: 10 January 2015
The newly elected Pastoral Council of the Exarchate had its first meeting on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Exarchate Chancery. The meeting started with a session of prayer and reflection. Rev. Fr. Johny Mendonca, Associate Pastor at the Parish of St. Catherine of Sienna gave an introductory reflection. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery made the opening prayer. After the prayer service, the new Pastoral Council members took the oath before His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius. His Excellency officially welcomed all the members to this important ministry of the Church.

Christmas Celebration of our Boston Community

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
The Syro-Malankara Catholic community in Boston area celebrated Christmas on Dec. 20 at the St. Brigid Parish, Lexington. The celebration started with the Christmas liturgy followed by the celebration of the Holy Qurbono. His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius was the main celebrant and Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath and Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose were concelebrants. Bro. Jerry Mathew was the main server. After the celebration of the Holy Qurbono, all the members gathered in the parish hall for a cultural program.

Southwest Region Family Conference

  • Posted on: 3 December 2014
The Southwest region Family Conference of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate was held from 28-30 November, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic parish, Dallas. This was the third of the Regional Family Conferences organized by the Exarchate this year. The Conference was inaugurated by His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius at 6.30 pm. on Friday, Nov. 29 and it was concluded with the Holy Qurbono on Sunday, the 30th. The main speaker of the conference was the renowned preacher Rev. Dr. Joseph Pamplany. The children, youth and the adults had separate sessions.

9th Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention Registration Kick-Off

  • Posted on: 13 November 2014
In tune with the decision of the Exarchial Pastoral Council meeting held on October 25, 2014, the official Registration Kick-off of the 9th Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention of North America was held on November 9 at Washington. The Kick-off of the registration was officiated by His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius after the celebration of the Sunday Holy Mass for our Washington community. Dr. Sindu Stephen generously offered to be the Grand Mega Sponsor of the Convention. His Excellency handed over the Registration Kit to Dr. Sindu Stephen and to the Stephen family.

New Place of Worship for our Washington Community

  • Posted on: 13 November 2014
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Washington obtained a new place of worship from the Archdiocese of Washington. Henceforth the Church of the Holy Spirit in Forestville will be the place of worship for our community. Moreover, the Latin Catholic community in this parish will be given pastoral care by the Syro-Malankara Catholic priest. Both the communities will share this church for their liturgical celebrations and other such gatherings. The Malankara Catholic priest, taking care of our community will have as his residence, the Rectory attached to the parish.

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