Fr. Jackson Rodrigues and Fr. Vishal Madtha were ordained as priests for the diocese of Jaipur by Most Rev. Oswald Lewis at 5.00 pm at Our Lady of Annnunciation cathedral, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur in the presence of 34 priests and a few religious sisters and laity. At this time of pandamic, the gathering was limited to few keeping the guidelines given by the administration.
In his homily, the prelate said, "It is challenging to offer one's whole like for for God and for the service of people. But it is time to become a real witness and to become a second Christ to the world."
Both the new priests Fr. Jackson and Fr. Vishal have taken their motto as being called "to serve in humility."
While thanking everyone, Fr. Vishal said, "It is a blessing and privilege to work in Jaipur diocese under the leadership of Bp. Oswald Lewis." Fr. Jackson who is besides his theological studies, he is also a computer graphics man and other creative works. He said, "Inspite of having many weaknesses, he is grateful to call for calling me his great mission." Both the new priests hails from Mangalore, Karnataka. Fr. Vishal is appointed to work in St. Anselm school, Phulera, a city part of Jaipur diocese and Fr. Jackson will be working in the minor seminary, Jaipur. Including these two priests, the number of the diocesan priests rise upto 32.
Fr. John Paul svd
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