We had the wonderful occasion of witnessing the Ordination to the Diaconate of our Five New Members on 17th of April at Divine Mercy Church Parish, Wadagaonsheri – Pune. They were ordained deacons by the Most. Rev. Thomas Dabre, the Bishop Emeritus of Poona Diocese.
In his homily, the Emeritus Bishop Thomas Dabre emphasized the importance of being constant in prayer, effective in action and gentle in ministry.
He called on the candidates to be serious and faithful to the promise of celibacy. And that it can only be nurtured and be strengthened by being constant in prayer.
Finally he also reminded the deacons elect to be able to read the signs of the time and especially of what it means to be a Church of 21st century and accordingly to witness to the abiding presence of the Risen Christ in the World.
After the ordination to the Diaconate we had a wonderful moment of sharing a fellowship meal with the friends, relatives, family members and superiors, directors and members of religious communities in and around the campus.
Thomas Venkateswarlu Yellavula MHM
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