Mangaluru: Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha ordains eight deacons

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Mangaluru, Aug 7: Fr Dr Peter Paul Saldanha Bishop of Mangalore diocese, conferred the sacred ordination to Diaconate to eight candidates who are found eligible during their formation in the seminary, on August 6 at St Joseph Seminary, Jeppu, Mangaluru strictly adhering to the rules laid down by the government authorities.

Bishop presided over the Eucharistic celebration and in his homily, he explained the ministry and the relevance of a Deacon in the Church. They are called to be servants or helpers to the church with a specific mission of preaching the Word of God and at service of the church.

Fr Ronald Serrao the Rector of St Joseph Seminary, presented the candidates to Bishop, to be conferred to the sacred order of Diaconate.

Bishop in the presence of many priests, religious, laity and the relatives, ordained the brothers to the Order of Diaconate. Bishop Emeritus Fr Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Msgr Maxim L Noronha vicar general, Fr Pius D'Souza OCD Provincial Karnataka - Goa Province, Fr Victor Vijay Lobo PRO and pro-curator of the diocese were present on the occasion.

Bishop felicitated Fr Pius D'Souza, the new Provincial of OCD Karnataka - Goa Province. Fr Vijay Machado director DBCLC compered the liturgical ceremony.

The Bishop congratulated the newly ordained deacons.

The number of participants in the ceremony was restricted due to government regulations. Only close relatives of deacons were invited to be part of the ceremony.

The names of Deacons are as follows:

Dn Suraj Joseph Lobo, Uppinangaday parish for Mangalore diocese
Dn Ivan Ashwin D'Souza Maril parish for Mangalore diocese
Dn Jovin Vishwas Sequiera Nithyadharnagar parish for Mangalore diocese
Dn Ronson Pinto, Cordel parish for Mangalore diocese
Dn Kevin Lawerence D'Souza Kirem parish for Mangalore diocese
Dn Adarsh Pedru Rodrigues OCD, Carmelite Order
Dn Vishan Venu Monis OCD, Carmelite Order
Dn Ashwath D'Souza OCD, Carmelite Order




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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Congratulations to the newly ordined priests.

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  • Vicky Saldana, MANGALORE

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Where is the mask gentle mens....

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  • Ray, Bangalore Urban

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Harvest is large labourers are few.. May the Almighty God protection be upon all this young priest as they are to sow the seed of love. Congratulations and God's blessings be upon you all throughout your life in service to the Lord and his people.. Praise be to God

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Mask volu? 🤐

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  • Santosh, Reena & Rianna, Mukamar/Canada

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Congratulations to Deacon Suraj Joseph Lobo. God Bless you.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Service to Humanity is Service to God ...

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