Ordination to diaconate

 

May 31, 2015, The Rogationist St. Thomas Quasi Province, India celebrated the feast of our founder, St. Hannibal Di Francia. On the same day seven religious students received the sacred ordination to the diaconate. His excellency Mar Mathew Vaniyakizakel VC, the bishop emeritus of Satna diocese, conferred the ordination to the brothers. Fr. Shajan Pazhayil, the Major Superior assisted the bishop as the arch deacon of the celebration. Fr. Vito Lipari rcj, Fr. James Plathottathil rcj, (Brother of Dn. Deepu) Fr. Thomas ​Palakuzhayil sdb (uncle of Dn. Doney) were the concelebrants on the altar. Rogationist confreres from the different communities and missionary stations, the sisters from the Daughters of Divine Zeal, parents and relatives of our priests and deacons, benefactors of the community joined in the celebration. After the ordination and the Holy Eucharist, we had a solemn procession carrying the statue of our Holy Founder. Everybody enjoyed the table fellowship arranged in the refectory of Rogate Ashram.