Sunday School Eparchial Board Members Meeting
A meeting of the members of the Sunday School Board of the Eparchy was held at the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchial Chancery, on February 2nd, 2019. The meeting was presided over by the Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. The following members attended the meeting: Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose, Eparchial Sunday School Director, Rev. Sr. Dr. Jocelyn Edathil, S.I.C; Rev. Sr. Anjali, D.M; Mrs. Jasmine Thomas ( Elmont); Mr. Sunny Thomas ( New Jersey) and Mrs. Elizabeth Kalampanayil ( Washington D.C).
The meeting began with a prayer by Fr. Abraham Lukose. He welcomed everyone and thanked for making the effort to attend the meeting. During the meeting, it was decided to conduct MBOC in a more systematic way following the guidelines and handbooks approved by the Synodal commission for Faith Formation. The first draft of the text book revision is due in November 2019 and the final draft is expected by December 2019. A Sunday school diary with all general information pertaining to Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, our Liturgy and Magisterium will be available to all teachers by September 2019. The work on a Sunday school website is also in progress and will be launched soon. Rev. Sr. Jocelyn has kindly accepted the responsibility of compiling a handbook for first communion preparation and a basic Malankara Catechism manual for Sunday school teachers.
His Excellency Most. Rev. Philipos Mar Stephanos thanked everyone for their dedication and commitment to the faith formation ministry of the Eparchy. The meeting concluded with a prayer by the Catechism director. Fr. Abraham Lukose, followed by lunch.