India - Twenty-Nine Deacons ordained at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore

20 March 2023

On 18th March, 2023, Sacred Heart Community, Kristu Jyoti College marked a red-letter day as 29 brothers, 24 Salesians from KJC, 3 from Passionist Congregation and 2 from Missionaries of the Sacred Heart were ordained as deacons by his Lordship Most Rev. Peter Machado, the Archbishop of Bangalore. The solemn occasion was blessed with the presence of Rev. Fr. Thomas Koyickal, the Provincial of Bangalore, Rev. Fr. Don Bosco Lourdusamy the Provincial of Chennai, Rev. Fr. Agilan Satprasadam, the Provincial of Trichy, Rev. Fr. Garlapati Michael Kishore, the Vice-Provincial of Hyderabad along with priests, religious, parents, relatives and friends of the ordained deacons. The Holy Eucharist began at 10am with a procession from the entrance.

His Lordship in his sermon appealed the brothers to become salt and light to the world. Salt though invisible changes the taste of the food; likewise the consecrated persons need to change the world being invisible in the world. The consecrated persons need to become light in the world showing the true example of discipleship. He also appreciated the contribution of Salesians and particularly highlighted their characteristics of hospitality and joviality.

At the end of the grace filled holy Eucharist Dn. Thomas William Deepak proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with a sumptuous fellowship lunch.
Br. Kadiyam Prasanna SDB


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