News & Pics: Rev. Richard D’Souza
Director-Canara Communication Centre, Mangalore Diocese
Nine deacons were ordained By Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza the bishop of Mangalore for Mangalore diocese on 14 April at 3 PM at Rosario cathedral Church.
The Ordination was given during the solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by the Bishop and concelebrated by large number of priests in the presence of thousands of people. Bishop in his homily stressed the importance of vocations with special reference to priesthood. He also instructed the deacons to be ordained to lead a meaningful priestly life after the model of Jesus Christ.
The new priests are Fr Praveen J Saldanha from Anegudde, Fr Kenneth R Crasta from Bejai, Fr Nelson D Pais from Paladka, Fr Johnson L Sequeira from Kinnigoli, Fr Denzil Lobo from Shamboor, Fr Paul S D’Souza from Nainad, Fr Ashwin R Cardoza from Gantalkatte, Fr Rahul D D’Souza from Bondel and Fr Santhosh D’Souza from Kumbla.
One more Deacon Stany Pinto from Indubettu, who is part of the ten priests of this year, will be ordained on April 16 at Indubettu near Belthangady
After the mass the felicitation programme was organized for the new priests at the church.
Bishop in his felicitation speech to the new priests thanked God, for the bumper crop received to the diocese of Mangalore. He appreciated the sacrifices of the parents of the new priests by offering their son to the service of God and the Church. Fr Joseph Martis the Rector of St Joseph Seminary congratulated the new priests at the occasion.Fr Henry Sequeira the Chancellor of the diocese of Mangalore felicitated the priests on behalf of the diocese.Fr Victor Vijay Lobo Director Sandesha Compeered the programme. Fr. Vijay Machado Director Mangala Jyothi did the Liturgical MC.