Rev. Bro. Bede Sujaharan Keethapngalon (Sri Lanka) was ordained Deacon by His Lordship Mgr. William Steckling OMI, the Bishop of Ciudad, Este (Paraguay), in the Oblate General House chapel on 20th of September 2015. The ceremony which was organized and animated by the International Roman Scholasticate community was simple and solemn. The chapel was full of the faithful, family members, friends and Oblates from the community of Mediterranean Scholasticate and Novitiate, and members of the Oblate Youth Center. Around 60 priests participated in this ceremony. Among the celebrants there were two more Bishops: Mgr. Lucio Alfert, vicar Apostolate of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) and Mgr. Joâo (Jan) Kot, the bishop of Ze Doca (Brazil). After the mass the celebration was followed by festive dinner in the Refectory of the General House. It was a day filled with jubilant atmosphere. We congratulate the new deacon and pray that the Lord may give him the grace of being always faithful to Him and to His people.
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