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First Mass of Fr. Jobin Thomas

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
Reverend Jobin Thomas, who was ordained a priest on November 16, 2019 for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada by His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, offered his First Holy Mass on Sunday, November 17 in his home parish in Toronto, Canada. At 3:30 pm on November 17, the new priest and His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos, His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius, and His Excellency Jacob Mar Barnabas were received at the entrance of the Church. During the Holy Mass, His Excellency Mar Stephanos gave the homily.

Ordination of Deacon Jobin Thomas to the Priesthood

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
Deacon Jobin Thomas was ordained a priest for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada on Saturday, November 16 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada by His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. Present on the occasion were also His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius, the Bishop of Parassala, His Excellency Jacob Mar Barnabas, Bishop of Gurgaon-Delhi, and His Excellency Bishop Jose Kalluvelil, the Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Mississauga. Also present were Rt. Rev. Msgr.

Pastoral Council Meeting

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
On October 26, 2019, the Pastoral Council meeting was held at 1 PM in the Eparchial Chancery, Elmont, NY. His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos presided over the meeting, which began with a prayer. His Excellency extended a formal welcome to everyone and the eight commissions presented their reports, followed by a group discussion. There was also a discussion about the upcoming Regional Family conferences. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Augustine Mangalath proposed the vote of thanks, and the meeting concluded with prayers and the blessing from Aboon Mar Stephanos.

Diocesan Day & Bishop’s Day Celebration

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
On October 26, 2019, the Eparchy celebrated Bishop’s Day & Diocesan Day. October 28 marks the second anniversary of His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos’ installation as the Eparchial Bishop. The celebration began with the Holy Qurbono at 9:45 AM, and as part of the celebration, a felicitation speech was given by the Pastoral Council Secretary, Mr. Philipose Mathew and Bishop Stephanos thanked the entire Eparchy for its support and prayers. A Spiritual Bouquet (Praarthanaa Manjari) was given to His Excellency on this occasion.

2nd Assembly of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
The 2nd Assembly of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church started at Catholicate Centre, Pattom, Trivandrum on 8th October 2019, and concluded on October 10th, 2019 with the 25th commemoration of Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios. The theme of the Assembly was "Grace filling families. There were 200 representatives attending the Assembly from all the Dioceses, Exarchate and Extra Territorial Regions. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos attended the Assembly along with the following Eparchial representatives: Rev. Fr. Babu Madathiparambil, Mr. Christopher V.

Visit with The Holy Father

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
During the Ad Limina visit, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos had an opportunity to visit personally with the Holy Father and he conveyed the greetings and prayers of the Eparchy to the Holy Father. During the meeting, the Holy Father presented a gift to His Excellency. The Holy Father extended his blessings to the Eparchy.

Ad Limina Visit

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
On September 23, 2019, the Holy Father Pope Francis received the prelates of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. The prelates headed by Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the Father and Head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, His Grace Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla, Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios, Bishop of Mavelikkara, Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thomas, Bishop of Bathery, Most Rev. Jacob Mar Barnabas, Bishop of Gurgaon-Delhi, Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulos, Bishop of Marthandom, Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, Bishop of Pathanamthitta, Most Rev.

Presbyteral Council 2019

  • Posted on: 9 August 2019

The Presbyterial Council was conducted in conjunction with the Priests’ retreat at Don Bosco Center, Rockland on August 9, 2019. Various issues regarding the Eparchy were discussed and resolutions were taken in view of the advancement of both infrastructure and practical issues of the Eparchy. Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos was the Chairperson of the meeting and Msgr. Gigi Philip, the Eparchial Secretary, was the moderator. 16 priests participated in the Presbyteral Council meeting.

Priests' Retreat 2019

  • Posted on: 9 August 2019

The priests of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy had their annual retreat from August 5 to 9 at the Don Bosco Retreat Center, Rockland. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and 21 priests participated in the retreat. The retreat was directed by Fr. Joseph Panthaplamthottiyil, the former Superior General of the CMI congregation, on the topics of faith-based life, Word-based life, and Christ-centered life.

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