Priest Should not lose Focus – said Bishop while Commissioning New Priests

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News & Photos: Fr Richard DSouza

May 12, 2018: After five days of training on pastoral ministry at Pastoral Institute, the new priests were sent to their ministry on 11 May by Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul DSouza the bishop of Mangalore.

Bishop presided over the Eucharistic celebration with concelebrants ; Fr Peter D Souza Director Pastoral institute, Fr Paul Sebastian D Souza Asst Director PI, Fr Richard D Souza Director Canara Communication Centre and the new priests.

 

 

Bishop in his homily explained the relevance of priestly ministry today. He said, ” a priest’s strength is in God, he should focus on Jesus and his flock, must develop intimate friendship with Jesus, Service is his authority , he must be a merciful priest waiting for the penitents at the confessional.”

After the mass Bishop gave his message to new priests and send them to vineyard of the Lord with a Mission.

Fr Paul S DSouza compeered the formal program.

Diocese of Mangalore Author
Diocese of Mangalore Author

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