Ordination of Fr. Doney Palakuzha

On the last day of the year 2015, December 31st, Fr. Doney Palakuzha was ordained priest by his Excellency Mar Mathew anikuzhikattil, the bishop of Idukki diocese. The celebration started with the reception to the bishop and deacon Doney in the parish church at 2:15 pm, followed by the ordination ceremony. Fr. Shajan Pazhayil, the major superior was the archdeacon of the ordination ceremony and Fr. Joby Kavungal, the con-celebrant and the homilist. Fr. Joby quoting the words of the St. John Maria vianney said, "priesthood is a love towards the Heart of Jesus". He exhorted Fr. Doney to be a priest, who loves, remembers and shows mercy towards humanity. The celebration concluded with the table fellowship offered by the family of Fr. Doney at 5:30 pm. Representatives from all the Rogationist communities in India, families of our religious, friends and benefactors participated in the joyful celebration of the ordination.