News Archive

Blessing of the New Jersey Parish Rectory

  • Posted on: 6 November 2020
On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the newly renovated New Jersey Parish rectory was blessed by the Eparchial Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos. The Pastor, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery Cor-episcopo, Associate Pastor Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas, Rev. Sr. Jocelyn Edathil SIC and a few parish members joined the Bishop during the service. The Parish was also blessed by the presence of His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, the Bishop of Parasala, as well as the Cathedral Rector, Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth. The building will be used for parish office, meetings, catechism and vicar residence.

Golden Sacerdotal Jubilee of Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery Corepiscopo

  • Posted on: 6 November 2020
On Sunday, October 25, 2020, St. Thomas Syro-Malankara Catholic Parish of New Jersey celebrated Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery Cor-episcopo’s Golden Sacerdotal Jubilee. Cor-episcopo celebrated the solemn Holy Qurbono. Shortly after the Holy Qurbono a brief felicitation program with His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Associate Pastor Rev. Jobin Thomas and a small group of parishioners present.

MCCL Retreat - July 29, 2020

  • Posted on: 21 July 2020
The Department of Catechism - Faith Formation is organizing a half-day virtual retreat for the MCCL children on Wednesday, July 29 from 12 PM to 3 PM Eastern Standard Time. The theme is based on St. John 6: 27 and the great moto of Servant of God Mar Ivanios “Earning God is better than serving God.” Please see the flyer attached for further details.


  • Posted on: 21 July 2020
Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Michael Edathil and Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew who have successfully completed their Licentiate studies. Fr. Michael received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology of Marriage & Family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C., and Fr. Jerry received his Licentiate in Theology with specialization in Youth Ministry from the University of Salesian Pontifical University.

Mar Ivanios Day

  • Posted on: 20 July 2020
Mar Ivanios Day was celebrated at St. Vincent De Paul Cathedral, Elmont on July 12, 2020. The Solemn Memorial Qurbono was celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, the bishop of the Eparchy, and was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, the Cathedral Rector, and Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas. After the Holy Qurbono, Rev. Fr. Jobin Thomas spoke about the relevance and legacy of Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios in connection to the history of both the Malankara and Universal Church. Following the commemoration talk by Rev. Fr.

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord (Suloko)

  • Posted on: 18 May 2020

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord (Suloko) will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 6:30 PM. This will be broadcast live from St. Vincent De Paul Cathedral Church in Elmont, New York and will be available on the Eparchial YouTube channel ( & Facebook page (

Covid-19 Information Guide

  • Posted on: 27 April 2020
The St. Mary, Queen of Peace Eparchial Commission for Social Service and Charity has prepared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information guide as a resource for all the faithful of the Eparchy, and for the greater public during this difficult period. A copy of this guide can be downloaded for your convenience.