Mid-West Regional Family 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. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Eparchy participated in the Conference from the beginning till end. Renowned retreat preacher, Rev. Fr. Joseph Puthenpurackal OFM Cap. was the chief resource person for the senior adult group. For the young adults, the youth and children, His Excellency Mar Eusebius, Rev. Sr. Jocelyn SIC and Rev. Sr. Joan served as the resource persons. The Conference was also blessed by the presence of Rev. Fr. Gigi Philip, Pastor of our parish in Toronto and Rev. Fr. Pathrose Panuvel of our parish in Detroit and our Bethany Sisters in Chicago and Philadelphia and the DM Sisters from Detroit.