NEW PRIESTS ORDAINED IN GOA

CALANGUTE: The Archdiocese of Goa, Daman and Diu is gifted with 18 new Priests after a long wait of 50 years. The rich harvest of 18 Priests also coincides with the 400 years celebration of Rachol Seminary. All the 18 were ordained Priests by Archbishop-Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao at their respective villages and preferences in October.
Among them are the Deacons of Nagoa-Arpora and Calangute, Joao Coelho and Ramiro Luis, who served at the Holy Trinity Parish, Nagoa-Arpora and St Alex Church, Calangute.
The 18 new Priests ordained are Fr Benson Colaco (Raia) at Our Lady of Snows Church, Raia, Fr Mathew Rebello (Navelim), Fr Mario Souza (Seraulim), Fr Michael Fernandes (Benaulim) and Fr Joseph Rodrigues (Shiroda), all at Rachol Seminary, Fr Maxson Fernandes (Ambaulim-Assolna) and Fr Jason Vaz (Cuncolim) at Our Lady of Health Church, Cuncolim, Fr Arnaldo Pinho (Verna), Fr Savio Pinto (Betalbatim), Fr Manuel Rodrigues (Nuvem), Fr Seby Vaz (Majorda) and Fr Ramiro Luis (Majorda), all at Mother of God Church, Majorda, Fr Rozario Oliveira (Paroda-Quepem) at Immaculate Conception Church-Paroda, Fr Natalino Fernandes (Ambaulim) at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ambaulim, Fr Ancy D’Cunha (Batim) and Fr Jeronimo Afonso (Siridao) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Batim, Fr Joao Coelho (First Diocesan Priest of Arambol) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Arambol and Fr Barry Cardozo (Cansaulim) at St Thomas Church, Cansaulim.
Fr Denis Fernandes, Rector of the Rachol Seminary, provided all help and guidance for his wards. (HD)

6 comments:

Ek Goenkar said...

Congratulantions to all our new priests. Wish you all a long life in Service of Jesus. Be a shining example to others. God Bless you.

Ek Goenkar said...

Congratulantions to all our new priests. Wish you all a long life in Service of Jesus. Be a shining example to others. God Bless you.

dlp said...

We need lots of priests in Goa and the world around. I only hope that these new priests will stick to their God given mission and not involve in politics like some of our old priests. God Bless you fathers!

franco said...

During the years passed by, we have lesser number of priests and nuns taking up this vocation due to various reasons and believes. Last time I had an opportunity to visit the Rachol Seminary and I observed that only few take up this vocation. We pray that more and more children take up the vocation for this priesthood and nuns missionaries. They vehemently need our prayers and financial support.

Dalia said...

All the best in your new mission dear new Priests, God give you strength and wisdom. Best of luck in serving mankind.

diogofichardo said...

God bless and guide these new priests to a better future.

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