Deacon Arnold Mathias son of Mr Fredrick Mathias and Mrs Annet Mathias of Our Lady of Fatima Church Pernal was ordained priest by Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo on 05th January, 2022.

The ordination ceremony was held in the presence of V. Rev. Fr Felix Fernandes, Provincial Superior of SDB, near and dear ones of the newly-ordained priest along with hundreds of devotees. More than 20 priests were present on the occasion.

The bishop in his homily pointed out the status and responsibilities of a priest in the church. He said that a priest is the one chosen by God from among the people to serve them and lead them to Christ. He also highlighted the significance and challenges of the priestly ministry in the present world.

Later, the newly ordained priest concelebrated in the Holy Eucharist with the bishop.