St. Jude Malankara Mission is the San Jose parish of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in USA and Canada. Sunday service is held at the St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception church at 219 Bean Ave, Los Gatos, California supporting the entire san francisco Bay Area. Holy Qurbano is celebrated in Malayalam and English. On February 16, 2014, His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius inaugurated the new Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in San Jose, California.
In 2015 His Holiness Pope Francis elevated the New York Syro Malankara Exarchate to the status of an Eparchy and extended its territory to include the region of Canada also. His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius was appointed the first bishop of the Eparchy. The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is a West Syrian Rite(Eastern Catholic Church)&in full communion with the Holy See(of Rome). The Church is one of the Saint Thomas Christian churches traces their origin to the evangelism of Saint Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century. Most Rev. Philipos Mar Stephanos is the current bishop of the Syro Malankara eparchy of USA.
Thoughts and Defiance on SB 360
For Catholics, the sanctity of the confessional is unquestionable. It is central to our faith and to our constitutional right to the free expression of religion.SB 360 Mandated reporters: clergy (Hill, D-San Mateo), as proposed, attempted to undermine the seal of confession for all the faithful. Now, even though amended, SB 360 still denies the sanctity of confession to priests and to thousands of Catholics who work with priests in parishes and other Church agencies and ministries. Please urge a NO vote on SB 360 unless it is amended. Any law that does not keep this unique form of religious communications private and available to every person, is wrong and violates Californians’ rights to practice their religion freely. The bill is currently in the Assembly but has yet to be assigned to a committee.
Bishop Cantu urge you to send a message to your state assembly representative urging them to please vote no on SB360. For more information on this bill and the concerns from Bishops and priests, please visit Catholic Legislative Network. at www.cacatholic.org.
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It was a grand occasion of abundant blessing and joy for St. Jude Malankara Catholic Mission, San Jose as Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos made his pastoral visit from January 22 – 28.The Bishop, Mar Stephanos is the new bishop of St. Mary, the Queen of Peace, the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the United States and Canada. After being installed as the bishop of the Eparchy in the USA and Canada, this was his first pastoral visit o the mission, which was officially, inaugurated on February 16, 2014 by his predecessor Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius.