Udupi: Four Capuchin deacons ordained as priests by Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo

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Udupi, Aug 7: On the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, on Thursday, August 6, the Capuchin friars of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka, praised God and celebrated the ordination of four priests at Assisi Nilaya, Moodubelle. Four Capuchin deacons Sandeep D’Souza, Roshan Pereira, Wilfred D’Silva and Maxim D’Souza were ordained to the priesthood by Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop of Udupi diocese. The four newly ordained Capuchin friars hail from Hosad, Karwar; Beluvai, Mangaluru; Kable, Shivamogga and Vorkady, Mangaluru respectively.

The bishop, in his homily, emphasized the gift and greatness of priesthood. He invited the newly ordained to realize the greatness of their call and said, "The priestly vocation is a God’s call. A priest is chosen to become the herald of the Gospel and to minister God’s mercy, reconciliation and proclaim liberation, in the world today where everything seems to be constantly and rapidly changing."

"We are blessed with four priests this year and we rejoice with them. As Capuchins, we are sent and one should be ready to go wherever he is sent. The motivating factor of our mission and service is our vow of obedience,” said Fr Alwyn Dias, provincial minister of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka, while addressing the gathering after the ordination ceremony.

One among the newly ordained, Fr Roshan Pereira while thanking said, “We are ordained during these difficult days and inconveniences we have been facing these days have motivated all four of us to serve the suffering humanity.” With deep gratitude in his heart he thanked parents, vocation promoters, formators, all the provincial ministers and benefactors whose love and support nurtured their vocation and the Capuchin call.

The ceremony was very different from normal. Owing to COVID-19 pandemic and norms of the government, only a few priests and close members of the family could participate and witness the joyous event. However, live streaming of the ceremony was made possible on Capuchins Mangalore YouTube Channel. Fr Charles Furtado, the director, Assisi Nilaya, welcomed the gathering, the choir was led by Fr Joel and Fr Jawahar Cutinho and postulants, the ordination ceremony and liturgy were animated by Fr Jason Pais and Fr Manohar D’Souza compered felicitation programme.




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  • Lawrence M. Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Congratulations newly ordained priests.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Congratulations!! Newly ordained priests...
    We all need to pray for them, because there is lot of Farmland all over the world in every continents... but shortage of people to take care that farmland..
    As times goes on.. in 10 yrs from now..... in this social media world.. that numbers going to decrease..
    Current outbreak situation proved that we need more prayer & prayerful people around..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Stay Blessed ...

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