In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. As we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, let us pray that this be a time of grace and growth throughout the Eparchy and that there will be a renewal of interest in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
On January 30, 2023, The Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and the Chancery Secretary, Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas visited St. Philip's Seminary in Toronto.
During the visit, Bishop Stephanos met with the Rector and Dean of the Seminary, Very Rev. Fr. Paul Pearson and with Bro. Christopher Thomas. Bro. Christopher is presently enrolled in a two-year Philosophy Program at St. Philip's Seminary. The Eparchy is grateful to Very Rev. Fr. Paul and St. Philip's Seminary for the ongoing formation and education that they are providing for Bro. Christopher.
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.