16 new priests ordained in the archdiocese of Colombo

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, presided over the ordination ceremony.

Sri Lanka
May 15 2014, 2:38 PM
16 new priests ordained in the archdiocese of Colombo
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith (center) giving homily and instructions to the deacons.

16 Deacons of the Archdiocese of Colombo were ordained priests on May 10 at St. Lucia's Cathedral in Kotahena of Colombo.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, presided over the ordination ceremony together with the Auxiliary Bishops, Bishop Emmanuel Fernando, Bishop Maxwell Silva and Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Marcus Fernando, Archbishop Emeritus Oswald Gomis, Episcopal Vicars, Rectors of the Seminaries.

Most of the rite dated back many centuries and was a time of great joy and celebration for each newly ordained priest, his family and friends, and all of those who have supported and encouraged him along the journey of his vocation. The celebration continued with a reception following the Mass of Ordination.

The new priests celebrated their first Masses the following days.

Source: Archdiocese of Colombo

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