SSP India: Ordination and First Holy Mass

With hearts full of joy and gratitude the Pauline family together with St Mary’s Church, Manippara witnessed the heart-lifting Ordination ceremony of Deacon Shinto Joseph Karimattathil at 9 am on March 1, 2014. Deacon Shinto was raised to the order of priesthood by His Excellency Mar George Valiyamattam, the Archbishop of Tellichery. In his homily, Archbishop Mar. George highlighted the duties and responsibilities of a priest and invited the faithful to pray for priests and for more vocations to serve in the vineyard of the Lord.