Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Priests at Kondadaba

On November 15, 2010 two new Salesian priests of the Province of Hyderabad celebrated their first Mass in the Seminary: Fr Mattukoyya Mariadas and Fr Govindu Joseph. Though their ordination was a couple of months ago, they made it to the Seminary this time. Fr Govindu also had the privilege of being on the staff of the Seminary as the Regent in the academic year 2002-2003. Coming back to the Seminary brought back to him fond memories he said!

While both of them glorified God and thanked all the members for their prayers and support, each of them offered a very valuable insight into their life and formation. Fr Govindu emphasised the need to value and utilise time. Fr Mariadas reiterated the need to be constantly grateful to God and offered a list of virtues that a Seminarian ought to have (or avoid) in order to be Men of God. Fr Mariadas also recounted his initial difficulties, especially with regard to health and recounted God's gracious assistance in helping him overcome them all to be now His Priest.

After Mass at 6.30 am, breakfast followed, during which the Brothers congratulated the two priests and wished them well in their Priestly ministry.

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