Mangaluru: Bishop Aloysius ordains five deacons to priesthood at Rosario Cathedral

Pics: Anush Pandith
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Report: Br Gleron

Mangaluru, Apr 17: The Catholic Church in Mangaluru rejoiced with songs of praise and glory to God as five of her sons were ordained to the priesthood here on Tuesday, April 17 at 3:30 pm.

After 8 years of formations and ecclesiastical studies and six months of diaconate ministry Dn Rohan Dias, Taccode, Dn Roopesh Tauro, Allipade, Dn Ashwin Crasta, Kumbla, Dn Flavian Lobo, Thodambila, Dn Thrishan D’Souza, Permannur were ordained to priesthood by Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, bishop of the diocese of Mangaluru during the solemn high mass at Our Lady of Holy Rosary (Rosario) Cathedral here.

Ordination is the sacramental ceremony in which a man becomes a deacon, priest, or bishop and enabled to minister in Christ's name and that of the Church. There are three ordinations in the Sacrament of Holy Orders: diaconate; priesthood; and episcopal. The ordination ceremony includes various rituals, rich in meaning and history, eg, prostration, laying on of hands, anointing of hands, giving of the chalice and paten, sign of peace. Having received their diaconate ordination in June, 2017 the deacons was eagerly waiting for the day of priestly ordination.

Concelebrating the holy mass were the vicar general Fr Dennis Prabhu and 100 other priests of the diocese and in attendance were the families and friends of the new priests. Fr Vijay Machado, master of ceremony in the introduction explained the entire rite of ordination to the congregation present.

Soon after the gospel reading, Fr Joseph Martis, rector of St Joseph Seminary presented the five deacons to the Church and asked the bishop to ordain them. After inquiring if they are worthy to be ordained, the bishop accepted the request of the priest. A meaningfully homily on the importance of priesthood and missionary spirit of the Church was given by the bishop. This was followed with the rite of ordination with deacons (now new priests) coming forward and making their promise of obedience to the bishop, prostrating and seeking help of the saints, laying on of hands invoking the holy spirit, anointing of the hands, receiving the chalice and finally the kiss of peace given by bishop and followed by all the priests present.

Soon after the holy mass, there was a short felicitation program honoring and congratulating the newly ordained priests Fr Rohan Dias, Fr Ashwin Crasta, Fr Roopesh Tauro, Fr Flavian Lobo, Fr Thrishan D’Souza and their family members.


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  • Sr. Prabha D' Souza, Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 18 2018

    Congrats dear Fr. Aswine and for all you companions. I am happy to say that that you are the 3rd flower of priest has bloomed from our parish of Kumbla. Keep it up. see you soon. Sr. Prabha

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  • Nirmala/Alfred/Aaron/Riona, Kumbla/jeddah

    Wed, Apr 18 2018

    Congradulations to fr.Ashwin crasta and all the newly ordained priest.

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  • Lily Grace D Silva, Mangalore/Mumbai/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 18 2018

    This is the day the LORD HAS MADE. LET US REJOICE WITH YOU ALL. Congratulations to all the new ordained Priests. Surely God our Father is very happy and showering His blessings on you today and will be with you till the end. God bless you all.

    Congratulations to your parents who lead you to this position with love, care and prayers and today is their day too as God is blessing them very specially today and till the end. May you all be blessed.

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  • mel, Bantwal

    Wed, Apr 18 2018

    Kindly advise whomsoever comes to ALTAR during ceremonies to take away their footwear.

    Lead by example.

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  • Sr. Leeda Fernandes., Bellore-Denmark

    Tue, Apr 17 2018

    This is the Day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118. Congratulations to you all dear new Ordained priests. Rejoicing with You all on this Special Day.May God shower His choicest Blessings on you all. Keep You always safe and happy in His Ministry. You are always in our prayers.

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  • In Carmelita D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 17 2018

    Congratulations to all our new priests. The ordination was a solemn ceremony and Eucharist celebration. Thank you Bishop and all the Reverend Father's.

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