Deacon Noel Mascarenhas of Mukamar Parish and Deacon Juance Serraoof Kemman Parish CssR were ordained priests by Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo at St Theresa of Child Jesus Church, Mukamar on 14th May, 2019.
The ordination ceremony was held in the presence of the V. Rev. Fr Ival Mendonca, Provincial Superior of CssR, near and dear ones of the newly-ordained priests along with hundreds of devotees. More than 30 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. Fr Stephen D’Souza, Director of Diocesan Biblical and Catechetical Centre animated the Liturgy.