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Bishop Stephanos attends the Episcopal Installation of Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt, the 2nd Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Chicago

  • Posted on: 1 October 2022
On Wednesday, Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos attended the Episcopal Installation of Mar Joy Alappatt, the second (2nd) Eparchial Bishop of Chicago for the Syro-Malabar Church in the United States of America. The Installation was done by His Beatitude, Major Archbishop George Cardinal Alencherry, in the presence of The Most Reverend Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. On behalf of the Eparchial Bishop, Mar Stephanos, the clergy, religious and lay faithful of St.

Eparchial Priests Retreat

  • Posted on: 30 September 2022
The priests of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy had their annual retreat from September 26 to 30, 2022 at the Don Bosco Retreat Center, in Stony Point, New York. His Excellency Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and 21 priests participated in the retreat. Rev. Tom Joseph OFM Cap. was the retreat preacher. The thought-provoking preaching of Fr. Tom coupled with the serene and scenic atmosphere of the retreat center helped the retreatants to spend four enriching days in prayer and reflection. The occasion was also used to convene an official meeting of the Presbyteral Council of the Eparchy.

Bro. Christopher Thomas begins his Seminary Formation

  • Posted on: 1 September 2022
It is with great joy and gratitude to God that the St. Mary Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada announces its new seminarian. Bro. Christopher Thomas of the St. Mary Syro-Malankara Catholic Church Toronto, Canada has been accepted as a seminarian for the Eparchy and is beginning his Philosophy studies at St. Philip Neri Seminary in downtown Toronto. On behalf of the Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr.

Feast of St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests

  • Posted on: 3 August 2022

Born near Lyon, France, this farmer’s son studied for the priesthood for many years, and eventually was ordained more for his devoutness and goodwill than for other qualities. But he became a model parish priest in Arsen-Dombes, where he served for 40 years. He was devoted to his parishioners and became famous for rigorous preaching and insights in the confessional. The Cure of Ars, as he was known, spent up to 18 hours a day hearing the confessions of pilgrims who sought him out. He is the patron of parish priests.

Farewell to Rev. Dr. Baby Madathikunnath

  • Posted on: 31 July 2022
Rev. Dr. Baby Madathikunnath has been relieved of his responsibilities as Pastor of the St. Jude Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The St. Mary Queen of Peace Eparchy is deeply grateful to Rev. Fr. Dr. Baby Madathiunnath for the pastoral leadership that he gave to the parish in Calgary. His pastoral leadership has helped to strengthen the Parish and provided it with greater unity and consolidation. May God continue to bless Rev. Dr. Baby Madathikunnath in all his future ministries in the Church. Rev. Fr. Jossy George Thomas, the Pastor of the St.

Welcome to Rev. Fr. Varghese Anchanithadathil

  • Posted on: 30 July 2022
On behalf of the Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency Philipos Mar Stephanos, all the clergy, and lay faithful of the St. Mary Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA & Canada, the Eparchy warmly welcomes Fr. Varghese Anchanithadathil, the newly appointed Associate Pastor of the St. Mary Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada. May God bless you and your ministry!

Two New Bishops for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

  • Posted on: 14 July 2022
On Friday, July 15, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was blessed with 2 new bishops. Most Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Polycarpos became the Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum and Most Rev. Dr. Antony Mar Silvanos became the Bishop of the Major Archepiscopal Curia. On behalf of the Eparchial Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, and all the Clergy, Religious, and faithful of the Saint Mary Queen of Peace Eparchy, the Eparchy sends its prayerful greetings and best wishes to Mar Polycarpos and Mar Silvanos.

Farewell to Rev. Fr. Jacob George Chirayath and Welcome to Rev. Fr. Sam John

  • Posted on: 31 May 2022
After commendable service as the Pastor of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Boston, Rev. Fr. Jacob George Chirayath is relieved of his responsibilities in the Mission. The St. Mary Queen of Peace Eparchy remains deeply thankful to Rev. Fr. Jacob George Chirayath for the remarkable pastoral leadership that he gave to the Boston Mission. His pastoral leadership in the Mission has helped to strengthen the mission and to provide it with greater unity and consolidation. May God continue to bless Rev. Fr. Jacob George Chirayath in all his future ministries in the Church. Rev. Fr.

Nuhro 2020 Bible Quiz

  • Posted on: 8 February 2022

The Eparchial Bible Quiz will be part of the Faith Formation program. It will be conducted at three levels (Parish, Regional and Eparchial levels) for various age groups. The Nuhro 2022 Bible Quiz will be conducted online at all levels. The Quiz Questions for the Adult group will be given in Malayalam based on the POC Malayalam Bible. The Malayalam quiz option is only available to the adult group. The English Bible Quiz is based on The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE).

Malankara Catholic Children's League (MCCL) Day

  • Posted on: 8 February 2022

On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is celebrating MCCL Day, This takes place on the Sunday following the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple (Mayaltho). The Church recognizes the truth that the future of our Church is in its children. Therefore, the Church gives great importance to the faith formation of the children and their Christian personality formation. It is the desire and the dream of the Church that our children grow up like Child Jesus, “who increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favour” (Lk 3:52).

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