It was indeed a remarkable event for South East India Province, as two of our deacons, namely Dns. A.Infant Jesus and K. Nirmal Kumar were ordained as priests on 30.04.2021 by Most Rt. Rev. Susai Manickam, DD., STD, the Bishop Emeritus of Sivagangai.“Bloom where you are planted” was the motto, chosen by the deacons, towards which the entire ceremony was animated systematically in a meaningful manner. Though we are in the pandemic situation, the provincial and his administration had taken a daring step to make it possible the long awaited dream of the deacons’ ordination. Considering the lock down all around and the seriousness of the pandemic situation, the event was organized with minimum invitees both from our MSFS family and also from the deacons family. Soon after the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration, the newly ordained priests were felicitated, and on behalf of the new priests; Fr. K. Nirmal Kumar thanked the Bishop, the Provincial, all the fathers, family members, especially the Provincial house community for the meticulous planning in organizing the whole event. Rev. Fr. K. Ignacimuthu, the Provincial congratulated the newly ordained priests for their whole hearted willingness to be priests forever, especially in the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales. We thank God for his Grace and Blessings.
Fr. A. Infant Jesus