St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church : Deacon Timmy Ordination Ceremony invitation
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:
Heaven is rejoicing again! By the Grace of God, Deacon Thomas Pulickal (Timmy), a parishioner from Divine Mercy Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, McAllen, Texas will be ordained to the Holy Order of Priesthood by His Excellency Mar Jacob Angadiath at Mar Thoma Sleeha Cathedral on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CST. He will be the fourth native priest for the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. I request all of you to remember Deacon Timmy in your prayers.
We will have special intercessory prayer, Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. for Deacon Timmy’s ordination. We pray together that God protect and bless Deacon and his family, the people who travel with him, and the Bishops and others who are participating in the ordination ceremony. You may join either via Zoom or through phone conference call at: Dial-in: (669) 900-6833; Meeting ID: 759-616-2161 and Password: 123456.
The ordination ceremony will be livestreamed by Shalom TV. You may watch it also at:
We rejoice that the Lord has called Deacon Timmy to be His priest and to serve Him and His people. A priest offers the ministry of Jesus Christ to us today. When a priest offers the holy sacrifice of the Holy Qurbana, it is Christ who offers the sacrifice. When he absolves sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, it is Christ who forgives. When he partakes in the mission of the Church to teach and evangelize, it is Christ who speaks through him. When he offers love, comfort and support to God’s people, Christ is truly present with them. For this reason, St John Vianney explained the priesthood in the following terms: “The priest continues the work of redemption on earth … If we really understood the priest on earth, we would not die of fright but of love … The priest is the love of the heart of Jesus” (CCC 1589).
Let us pray, “that our ordained ministers may always be sustained in their efforts to be living icons of the Father’s loving concern for all his children”.
Blessing and Prayers,