Eight deacons were today ordained to the Holy Priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church.
Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh, DD, designated Archbishop of Shillong and presently the Bishop of Jowai officiated the ordination ceremony of the deacons, which was held at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Laitumkhrah here
The newly ordained Priests were Rev. Fr. Maria Shibu, CMF and Rev. Fr. Naveen Bunga, CMF (belonging to the congregation of the “Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary); Rev. Fr. Elvis Kharkongor, MSFS and Rev. Fr. Andreas Syngkli , MSFS (Congregation of the -Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales); Rev. Fr. Philmon Indwar, Missionaries of Charity Fathers, Rev. Fr. Sylvanus Lyngdoh, SDB (Salesians of Don Bosco) and Rev. Fr. Basil Wahlang and Rev. Fr. Staibok Warjri, Diocesan Priest of the Shillong Archdiocese.
Normally, priestly ordinations are a crowd puller and attract a large number of the faithful. However, this year due to restrictions on account of the Covid pandemic, the ordination mass was conducted inside the Cathedral and restricted to the family members of the newly ordained priest and clergy.