Shillong December 17, 2023 - In a testament to the vibrant spirit of devotion and generosity among the youth of Khasi Jaintia Hills, the Holy Catholic Church in Northeast India celebrated the ordination of three new priests on December 17. His Lordship Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Shillong, and His Grace Most Rev. Ferdinand Dkhar, the Bishop of Jowai Diocese, officiated the ordination ceremony at The Good Shepherd Parish, Lad Rymbai East Jaintia Hills District.
The ordained priests, Rev Fr. Shiningstar Dkhar SDB, Rev Fr. Shemphang Dkhar SDB, and Rev Fr. Ricky Dkhar CMF, demonstrated unwavering commitment by taking the oath to become Holy Priests, enriching the Church and the lives of its believers. All three priests were members of religious congregations, embodying a dedication to a life of service and spiritual growth.
The ordination took place amidst the solemn celebration of the Holy Mass, witnessed by a congregation of parents, relatives, friends, and a thousand believers of the Catholic Church. The atmosphere was charged with joy, as the hearts of those present melted with the zeal to experience the special love of God for the Church and its followers in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills regions.
Adding an intellectual and spiritual dimension to the occasion, Fr. Shiningstar Dkhar, one of the newly ordained priests, released a book on this momentous day. The release of the book provided an opportunity for reflection and deeper understanding of the spiritual journey undertaken by these brave souls.
In the afternoon, an adoration service was animated by Fr. Shiningstar Dkhar SDB. In his reflective address, he offered a poignant reminder about the generosity and love of Christ for all people, leaving a lasting impression on the gathered faithful.
The ordination of these three priests serves as a source of inspiration for the youth in the region, encouraging them to consider a life dedicated to God and the Church. The Catholic community looks forward to witnessing the continued growth and generosity of young souls in service to their faith.