Four Deacons ordained at Pilar, Goa
Four Deacons ordained at Pilar
The Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao ordained four deacons for the Society of Missionaries of St Francis Xavier ( Society of Pilar) at the Pilar Seminary chapel, Pilar, Goa.
The four deacons ordained are Renato Andrade ( Navelim) Michael Savio Fernandes ( Sanguem) Milton Rodrigues ( Vaddem- Sanguem) and Stanley Cardozo ( Curtorim). Apart from completing graduation studies, they have completed two years of philosophy, four years of theology studies and a year each of prayer and exposure in the services of the poor.
The four deacons after being in active ministry for six months will be ordained as priests. Deacons Reanato Andrade and Stanley will be appointed in the Kolkatta province while Milton Rodrigues will work in Goa province and Savio Fernandes will serve in the Delhi province.
Fr Francis Carvalho Superior General of the Society of Pilar and Fr Anselmo De Souza, the Rector were present for the ceremony.