Deacons Alex Chakiath and Rinu Vadakkpurathan were ordained to the priesthood on January 4 and January 5 respectively in their Parish Churches by His Excellency SebastianAdayantharath, current Archbishop of Mandya, India.
Fr. Alex Chakiath finished his Theology at the Mangalapuzha Pontifical Institute in Aluva, Kerala, and is currently assigned at the Rogate Charity Center at the Provincial House in Aluva. Fr. Rinu Vadakkpurathan finished his Theology at the Kandy Pontifical Seminary in Ampitiya, Sri Lanka. He belongs to the Rogationist community in Sri Lanka. The two new priests are members of St. Thomas Quasi Province.