Priestly Ordination of Deacon Nijo Maliyekkal CR

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Nijo Maliyekkal CR

A Momentous Day at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, the faith community of Kozhukkully gathered in a spirit of joy and reverence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church to witness the priestly ordination of Deacon Nijo Maliyekkal CR. The solemn ceremony, which began at 9:00 AM, was presided over by Auxiliary Bishop Tony Neelankavil of the Archdiocese of Thrissur, Kerala.

The event was graced by the presence of Fr. Justin Raj CR, the Prior General of the Congregation of the Rosarians, along with his councillors and numerous other priests and religious, reflecting the strong sense of community and support within the Church.

In his homily, Bishop Tony Neelankavil emphasized the sacred calling of the priesthood and the profound responsibilities that come with it. His inspiring words underscored the commitment and dedication required to serve God and the Church, resonating deeply with all those in attendance.

The ordination ceremony was a moving experience, marked by traditional prayers, hymns, and the laying on of hands, symbolizing the impartation of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Nijo Maliyekkal CR’s acceptance of the priestly mission was heartfelt, marking his transition to a new role of spiritual leadership and service.

The presence of numerous clergy and religious members from various congregations highlighted the unity and shared faith within the Church. Their collective prayers and blessings added to the solemnity and joy of the occasion.

Following the ordination, a reception was held, where the newly ordained Fr. Nijo Maliyekkal CR received warm congratulations and best wishes from everyone. The day was filled with a joyful celebration.

The ordination is a significant milestone not only for him but also for the entire Church community. As he begins his journey in the priesthood, the prayers and support of the faithful will be with him, guiding and strengthening him in his mission.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Fr. Nijo Maliyekkal CR and wish him abundant blessings in his ministry. May his service bring the light of Christ to all those he encounters and inspire many in their faith journey.

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