The celebration of the new priests day on August 5, 2010 was a grand one. All together 20 newly ordained Priests - all past pupils of St John's, Kondadaba - were present for the day. They belonged to the batches of 2003 - 2005. The day began with the Holy Eucharistic celebration at 10.30 am. This was followed by a set of felicitation programmes for the newly ordained. The purpose of the day was to provide an occasion for the newly ordained to give thanks to God and to the seminary for its role in their formation. Furthermore it provided an inspiration and impetus for the present students to know that they too would one day be in the place across the altar, God willing and they cooperating.
The afternoon was for meeting with the respective dioceses and an intense volleyball match between the new priests and the present students. Unfortunately the newly ordained got the better half of the game!!