The second of the three Regional Family Conferences planned for the current year in the Eparchy was held at the Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral, Elmont from August 5 to 6. The theme selected for the Conference is ‘Cast your net into the deep’. Rev. Dr. Jose Mariadas OIC was the chief resource person for the adult group. Around 310 faithful attended the Conference from our parishes in the region, namely Cathedral, Yonkers, Rockland, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Rev. Fr. Noby Ayyaneth, the Pastor of our Cathedral parish was the Chief Coordinator of the Conference. Mr.
Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Most. Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos as the second bishop of the St.Mary, Queen of Peace Syro Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada. The appointment was made at the recommendation of the Holy Synod of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church. The announcement about this appointment was made concurrently in Rome and at the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum, Kerala and at the Cathedral of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada on 5th August 2017.