The Presbyterial Council was conducted in conjunction with the Priests’ retreat at Don Bosco Center, Rockland on August 9, 2019. Various issues regarding the Eparchy were discussed and resolutions were taken in view of the advancement of both infrastructure and practical issues of the Eparchy. Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos was the Chairperson of the meeting and Msgr. Gigi Philip, the Eparchial Secretary, was the moderator. 16 priests participated in the Presbyteral Council meeting.
The priests of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy had their annual retreat from August 5 to 9 at the Don Bosco Retreat Center, Rockland. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and 21 priests participated in the retreat. The retreat was directed by Fr. Joseph Panthaplamthottiyil, the former Superior General of the CMI congregation, on the topics of faith-based life, Word-based life, and Christ-centered life.
The MCYMNA Board conducted the Leadership Retreat in Houston, TX from July 25 to 28, 2019. Over 30 youth members participated in this national event. The theme of this retreat was “Faith and the Future” based on 2 Corinthians 4:18 “For what can be seen is temporary but what cannot be seen is eternal.”