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Ordination to Diaconate

3 July, Bengaluru: It was, indeed, a great joy for all of us that three of our brothers, Br. Agustine Tirkey, Br. Anand Suresh Minz, and Br. Emmanuel Christopher, were committing themselves to the Order of Diaconate. Diaconate is the final step to priesthood. As deacons, they have committed themselves in the service of God and his people. As deacon, they will now be assisting the priests at the altar and proclaiming the Word of God.

Here below is the information about three brothers who were ordained Deacons.

Brother Augustine Tirkey was born on 06th August 1989 in Chainpur, Jharkhand. His parents are Mr. Deonis Tirkey and Ms. Valleria Tirkey. He is the second one in the family with two sisters and two brothers. He entered the Order of Friars Minor on 30th May 2011 and made his first profession on 31st May 2012. He made his solemn profession on 07th May 2017. He is very calm, friendly, and  good at sports.

Brother Anand Suresh Minj was born on 13th December 1987 in Pujratoli, Jharkhand. His parents are late Mr. Vincent Minj and Ms. Margret Minj. He is the eldest son in the family with one sister and brother. He entered the Order of Friars Minor on 30th May 2012 and made his first profession on 31st May 2013. He made his solemn profession on 13th May 2018. He is very outgoing, friendly, and gentile brother with very many talents in creative arts and sports.

Brother Emmanuel Christopher was born on 24th December 1992 in Bangalore. His parents are Mr. Noel raj and Ms. Christina Maria. He is the eldest son in the family with one younger sister. He entered the Order of Friars Minor on 30th May 2012 and made his first profession on 31st May 2013. Today he is going to make his solemn profession. He is very cheerful, friendly, sociable and intelligent brother with very many talents in singing, art work and sports.

We wish our brothers Peace and Perseverance!

 

 

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (August)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Richard D’ Silva

Balaswamy Gundiga

Entry

Birth

1952

1978

02

Portiuncula

Feast


03

Julius Arul Rayan

Birth

1974

04

+ Bernard Henrietta

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Ravi Bara

Home

Birth

Birth

1981

1982

1995

06

Benedict Gomes

Augustine Tirkey

Birth

Birth

1977

1989

08

+ Marianus Kadasani

T.S.Leo Max

Home

Birth

2004

1995

11

+ Clare of Assisi

+ Sanctes Molenkamp

Feast

Home


1990

14

Jesu Maharaja

Pasala Showri Raju

Birth

Birth

1975

1987

15

Arok Sundar Sebastian

Charles Bernard

Felix Gassam

Francis Kaviyil

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

Amaldas Belevendran

Bobby V.T.

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Ordination

1951

1990

1990

1992

1992

1992

2000

18

Jamesmon P.C.

Ordination

2001

19

John Chrysostom

Ordination

1995

21

Vijay Amirtharaj A.

Birth

1979

22

Bhaskar Reddy

Birth

1973

23

Stephen Arun S.

Birth

1994

25

King Louis IX

Arun Devasia Nattalil

Akshay Showry Raj

Feast

Birth

Birth


1991

1994

27

Joseph Kishan

Birth

1995

28

Fidelis D’ Lima

Birth

1939

30

Arockia Raj R.

Birth

1959

31

+ Christopher Coelho

Home

2007