SSP India: Ordination to the Diaconate

 It was a joyful and memorable day for the Church and for the Pauline Family as six Pauline clerics were ordained deacons by His Grace Rev. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop of Bangalore on 5 April 2008. Many well wishers joined in thanking and praising God for His graces and blessings. 

The Holy Eucharist began at 5.30 p.m. at St Paul’s Church, Chokkasandra, Bangalore. Fr j25e Paul, Superior, welcomed the assembly while Fr George Kaitholil, Master of Juniors, introduced the candidates Arockiaswamy, Sebastian Thomas, Prithviraj, Rony Luvis, Plavendran and Dominic D’Silva, and two other Somaschian clerics. The Archbishop in his homily underlined that deacons are official ministers of the Word of God. He exhorted them on the need to remember that they should “believe the word of God, teach what they believe and practice what they teach”. The celebration ended with a note of thanks from the deacons and with a fellowship meal.

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