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Priestly Ordination of Three Friars On Friday 22 April 2022, Matadakeri, Honnavar
The priestly ordination of Br Lawrence Wilson Rodrigues, Br Samson Pinto & Br Nelson D'Souza was held solemnly in the Diocese of Karwar at Matadakeri, Honnavar, Three friars were ordained by the Most Rev Dr. Derek Fernandes, Apostolic Administrator of Karwar Diocese and the Bishop of Belgaum. In his homily Bishop Derek Fernandes spoke about the challenges the Priests encounter today in this fast changing World. One has to be equipped well in all the spheres of life. He told them "first give sufficient time for building up your spiritual life, building a close relationship with God. Today we see a dearth of vocations for religious and priestly life due to various reasons. We need young men and women to spread the love of God and serve the people of God". He called the Ordinandis to be authentic, faithful and holy religious. He concluded : "You must always support the Church and walk with Her as St. Francis of Assisi did during his life on earth. May God bless you in your future ministry." The Ordination witness good number faithful from all over diocese, different parishes of the Ordinandis and from the local Church. May God bless the newly ordained priests to work in his vineyard being dedicated, self-sacrificing and holy priests.

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