Reverend Jerry Mathew, who was ordained a priest on July 2, 2016 for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the US and Canada by His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, offered his First Holy Mass on July 4 in his home parish in Detroit. At 9.30 am. on July 4, the new priest and His Excellency Thomas Mar Eusebius were received at the entrance of the Church. During the Holy Mass, His Excellency gave the homily in which he enumerated the meaning of the imageries of a priest in the New Testament, namely, the Good Shepherd, the Bread of Life and the Light of the world. After the First Holy Mass, a felicitation meeting was held. Father Jerry thanked those who assisted him on his journey to priesthood. Many priests, reverend sisters and a large number of lay faithful participated in the Holy Mass. The whole event was organized by the Syro-Malankara Catholic parish in Detroit under the leadership of Reverent Pathrose Panuvel, the Pastor.