JESUS, the High priest
chooses two more for his priestly fold!
Deacon Stephen Lobo was ordained on
the 22nd of April in Infant Jesus Church,
Modankap, while on the following day it was the
turn of Deacon Ashwin Rohan D’Silva in the newly
established parish of St. Francis Xavier,
Saverapura. Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the
Bishop of Mangalore laid his hands on the
ordinandi and anointed their hands at the
meaningful rite of Priestly Ordination. Around
40 priests (mostly Carmelite friars)
participated in these functions, along with the
families and villagers. It is after a long time
that the ordination ceremony is not held jointly
at our St. Joseph’s Monastery, Carmel Hill.
Since there were only two candidates, the Bishop
willingly accepted to conduct the Priestly
Ordinations in their respective native parishes.
He wished that there be a boom of vocations from
among the youngsters who witnessed the
celebrations. We all pray that the newly
ordained work with zeal for the church and in
particular in our Province.
Fr. Stephen Lobo's Photos