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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.

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.