Shillong 21 January 2023: Three months after the centenary celebrations of the arrival of the Salesians to North East India with Shillong as its epicenter, today the province is blessed with two more ordained priests at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians by Most Reverend Archbishop Victor Lyngdoh.
Accompanied by the Provincial and many other priests, religious and their parents – Deacon Abialstar Kharsohtun and Deacon Protasius Syngkli were today ordained priest together with 7 others who belong to various religious congregation and diocesan. In his homily, the archbishop told the deacons to keep in mind the advise given by Pope Francis for priests – Firstly, priests should be in communion with God in prayer and contemplating His Word. Secondly, priests should be in communion with their superiors. Thirdly, priests should be in communion with other priests and fourthly, priests should be in communion with other faithful. As he praised them for the bold steps taken to be ministers of God, the archbishop said the society will be blessed as more are working in the vineyard of the Lord.