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Bishop Stephanos attends the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2022 Fall Plenary Assembly

  • Posted on: 16 November 2022

The Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos attended the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2022 Fall Plenary Assembly in Baltimore, which was held on November 14-17,2022.

The assembly began with an address by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, and Archbishop José H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who gave his final address as USCCB president.

National Vocation Awareness Week November 6-12

  • Posted on: 6 November 2022
National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 6-12, 2022, is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Let us ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.

MCCL Northeast Regional Camp: INCREDIBLE ME! One in a Minion!

  • Posted on: 31 October 2022
The MCCL Northeast Regional Camp - "Incredible ME! One in a Minion" was conducted from Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30 in Wading River, New York. The theme of the Camp dealt with one of the biggest questions facing the children: identity. This Camp sought to teach the children that they are “one in a minion,” and the lessons are based on Psalm 139:14: I am created, I am chosen, I am Christ’s, I am called — I am special. Rev. Fr. Joseph Alex, a priest of the Syro-Malabar Archeparchy of Changanacherry, was the main speaker.

Bishop Stephanos attends the Entrhonement of Bishop François Beyrouti, the 6th Bishop of the Eparchy of Newton, MA

  • Posted on: 19 October 2022

Photo: Most Rev. Bishop François Beyrouti, left, and Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, right, with Patriarch Youssef Absi, the current patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Newton, MA.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, the Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, and Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas attended the Enthronement Divine Liturgy of the Most Rev. Bishop François Beyrouti, the sixth (6th) Eparchial Bishop of Newton for the Melkite Church in the United States of America.

Eparchial Pastoral Council Meeting

  • Posted on: 15 October 2022

On October 15, 2022, a meeting of the Eparchial Pastoral Council was held in the Eparchial Chancery at 11 AM. His Excellency Mar Stephanos presided over the meeting. The main item on the meeting agenda was an update from the various Apostolates of the Eparchy, an update on the Pastoral Center, a follow-up on the formation of the Commissions of the Pastoral Council & Plan of Action, and a discussion regarding the next Syro Malankara Catholic Convention.

2022 Eparchy Day Celebration

  • Posted on: 15 October 2022

The 2022 Eparchy Day celebration was held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral in Elmont, New York. The celebrations began with Morning Prayers and the solemn concelebrated Holy Qurbono at 8:30 a.m. with the Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, as the Main Celebrant. At the conclusion of the Holy Qurbono. a short felicitation meeting was conducted. The Pastoral Council Secretary, Mr. Sunil Chacko presented a gift to Bishop Stephanos on behalf of the Eparchy.

Rev. Dr. George Oonnoonny & Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas attend the 84th Annual Convention of the Canon Law Society of America

  • Posted on: 13 October 2022

Rev. Dr. George Oonnoonny and Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas represented the St. Mary Queen of Peace Eparchy at the 84th Annual Convention of the Canon Law Society of America (CLSA) which was held in Cleveland, Ohio. 400 members of the Canon Law Society of America gathered in Cleveland from October 10-13, 2022.

Bishop Stephanos attends Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

  • Posted on: 10 October 2022
The Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos, and Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth attended the 45th annual Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on October 10, 2021. The annual Mass celebrates Italian heritage and the unique contribution of Italian Americans to New York City and the country. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, was the principal celebrant. His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos joined Bishop Robert Brennan, Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio, and the Auxiliary Bishops from the Archdiocese of New York as concelebrants.

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