North-East Regional Family Conference 2017
The second of the three Regional Family Conferences planned for the current year in the Eparchy was held at the Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont from August 5 to 6. The theme selected for the Conference is ‘Cast your net into the deep’. Rev. Dr. Jose Mariadas OIC was the chief resource person for the adult group. Around 310 faithful attended the Conference from our parishes in the region, namely Cathedral, Yonkers, Rockland, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, the Pastor of our Cathedral parish was the Chief Coordinator of the Conference. Mr. Thudiyath Babykutty of the Cathedral parish served as the General Convener.
The Conference was very efficiently organized, thanks to the wholehearted cooperation and hard work of the Conference Committee members and Cathedral parishioners. His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Eparchy participated in the Conference from the beginning till end. Renowned retreat preacher, Rev. Fr. Jose Mariadas OIC was the chief resource person for the senior adult group. For the young adults, the youth and children, Karina Coss and Avante Evelyn served as the resource persons. The junior youth were given classes by Fr. Michael Edathil and the children were taken care of by the Cathedral MCYM volunteers. The Conference also featured liturgical song presentation and cultural programs. The Conference was also blessed by the presence of Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath, Rev. Fr. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil, Rev. Dr. Saji Mukkoot, and Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew, and our Bethany Sisters in Elmont and Philadelphia and the DM Sisters from Yonkers and City Island.