Mangalore: Five Deacons Ordained to Capuchin Holy Trinity Province
By Stanley Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (RD/CN)
Mangalore, May 12: The sacerdotal ordination ceremony of five Capuchin deacons was held at St Francis Xavier’s Church, Bejai, on Thursday May 12.
Bishop Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo concelebrated the Eucharistic celebration along with Provincial Fr Baptist Furtado, Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka, Bangalore’s Darshan Institute of Theology rector Fr Baptist Rodrigues, and St Anne’s Friary superior Fr Peter Cyprian D’Souza and other clergies.
At the solemn celebration, Bishop Lobo ordained five deacons – Royston D’Souza (Loretto), Deepak Fernandes (Molkod, Karwar), Joel Rocky D’Souza (Pamboor), Sunil Dominic Lobo (Omzoor), and Roshan Rosario (Ferrar).
Bishop Lobo, in his inspiring homily, enumerated the meaning and significance of priesthood and the mission of the priests to build a society of peace and justice.
Fr Prakash Capuchin conducted the liturgical service.
A large number of people including family members, relatives, friends, and benefactors of the deacons and parishioners of Bejai were present on the occasion.
A brief felicitation programme was held after the ordination ceremony.
Provincial Fr Vincent Furtado presided over the programme and thanked Bishop Lobo, priests and religious nuns, the parents of newly-ordained priests, their relatives, benefactors, and friends.
The newly-ordained priests also thanked and appreciated the hard work of their mentors, parents, benefactors, and friends.
About the newly-ordained priests:
Fr Royston Ranvil D’Souza is the son of Rocky and Lilly D’Souza, parishioners of Our Lady of Loretto parish, Loretto, Bantwal deanery. He did his deaconate at Fermai parish, under parish priest Fr Cyprian Pinto.
Fr Deepak Fernandes is the son of the late Bastyanv Fernandes and the late Lourdin Fernandes, parishioners of Fatima parish, Molkod, Karwar diocese. He did his deaconate at Kumta parish under parish priest Fr Nevil D’Souza.
Fr Joel Rocky D’Souza is the son of John and Helen D’Souza, parishioners of Holy Cross parish, Pamboor, Udupi deanery. He did his deaconate in Madantyar parish under parish priest Fr Lawrence Mascarenhas.
Fr Sunil Dominic Lobo is the son of John Baptist Lobo and Rita Lobo, parishioners of Holy Family parish, Omzoor, in Bantwal deanery. He did his deaconate at Santekatte parish under Fr Philip Neri Aranha.
Fr Roshan Rosario is the son of John Baptist Rosario and Sophia Rosario, parishioners of St Francis Xavier parish, Ferrar. He has done his deaconate in Neermarga parish under Fr Godfrey Saldanha.