Sunday, January 9, 2011

Two Jesuits Ordained To The Priesthood

Priestly ordination of Jason Furtado, S.J. and Anil D' Almeida, S.J.
A unique festive mood was in evidence during the Christmas Season at Barkur in the district, on the morning of Tuesday December 28, 2010. As the Bishop of Shimoga diocese, Dr Jerald Isaac Lobo, climbed the holy altar of the historical Church of St Peter the Apostle, the giant bells were quick to herald the beginning of the ceremony of ordaining two youth of the parish – Jason Furtado, the proud son of William and Celine Furtado of Hosala, and Anil D’Almeida , son of the late Peter and the late Veronica D’Almeida of Halekody. Both of them were escorted by the family members to offer them to Almighty’s altar to serve Him and His men.At about 10.15 am, the Bishop anointed both Jason and Anil as young Jesuit priests, in the vineyard of Jesus to spread, propagate, lead and preach the Christen values to the society. In his touching homily, Bishop Lobo narrated, what is priesthood, duties and challenges ahead…….’yes they are selected from amongst you, to serve you but chosen by Almighty Himself ……’ After the holy ceremony, it was a grand reception and honour to the newly ordained priests,
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