Priestly Ordination at Belthangady

April 07, 2021 the parish of Belthangady, Most Holy Redeemer Church had the reason to rejoice along with the Carmelites as two young men – Frs. Ashwath D’Souza and Vishan Vinu Monis from the parish were raised to the Sacred Order of Priesthood. The Ordination rite mass commenced at 9-30 am presided over by Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and Most Rev. Mar Lawrence Mukkuzhy the Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Belthangady along with 60 concelebrants.

Fr Pius James D’Souza, Provincial of the KG Province presented the candidates to the Bishop for priestly Ordination. The Bishop of Belthangady in his homily highlighted the role and mission of a priest in the Church. The choir of the parish was exultant as they raise with its voices the hearts and minds of the assembly to God. The ordination liturgy was animated by Fr Alwyn Sequeira.

After mass a short felicitation was organized at CVC hall where Fr Prakash D’Cunha acted as master of ceremonies. Fr George Santhumayor raised the toast emphasizing the role of a priest and the qualities of the new priests. Fr Provincial addressed the new priests on behalf of the Province. Fr Joseph Cardozo, the parish priest felicitated them on behalf of the parish. Finally, the new priests expressed their sentiments of gratitude to God and those all who had helped them to ascend the altar of the Lord.

The K.G. Province congratulates the new priests and wishes every success in their priestly ministry in the garden of Carmel.

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