THREE NEW DEACONS TO THE
The Carmelites of Karnataka Goa Province
were blessed to have three ordained deacons
Rev. Ashwath D'Souza, Rev. Vishan Monis and
Rev. Adarsh Rodrigues on 6th August 2020.
The Liturgical Celebration was presided over
by Most Rev. Peter Paul Saldanha. During the
homily, he exhorted the 8 candidates to the
diaconate and the faithful present on "The
Relevance of a Deacon in the Church." They
are called to be Servants or Helpers to the
Church with specific mission of preaching
the Word of God and to be at Service of the
Rev. Ronald Serrao, the Rector of St Joseph
Seminary, presented to the Bishop the
candidates to be conferred the Sacred Order
of Diaconate. In the presence of a few
priests, religious, laity and the relatives,
they were ordained to the Order of
Bishop Emeritus Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D
Souza, Msgr Maxim L Noronha Vicar General ,
Very Rev Pius D Souza OCD Provincial
Karnataka - Goa Province, Fr. Charles Serrao,
Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, and others were
present at the occasion. The Bishop also
felicitated Very Rev Pius D Souza, the new
Provincial of OCD Karnataka - Goa Province.
Fr Viajy Machado, Director DBCLC compered
the liturgical ceremony.
The number of participants in the ceremony
was restricted due to government
regulations. Only close relatives of deacons
were invited to be the part of the ceremony.