Catholics in Pakistan
Diocese of Hyderabad

Be ready to serve the church at all times, Bishop Samson Shukardin OFM

Hyderabad: Dn. Sunil Ashraf and Dn. Perkho Sonu OFM were ordained as priests at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in the Catholic Diocese of Hyderabad on August 6, 2020.

Bishop Samson Shukardin presided over the Mass along with Fr. Sabir Sadiq, Vicar General, Father Mughal Parr OFM, Custos of the Franciscan community, and the Rector of the Cathedral, Father James.

In his homily, Bishop Samson Shukardin said, “I am glad that the priests in Hyderabad Diocese are increasing and the Diocese is strengthening by the passage of time”, he continued.

“A priest must be a servant and be ready to serve the church all the time. We have to strive with missionary spirit and reach out to every family in the parish to help and guide them in their faith journey”, he added.

“Our Diocese is ‘Missionary Diocese’ I hope that your presence will improve the missionary activities of Diocese”, he concluded.

In the closing part of the Holy Mass, Fr. Sunil Ashraf expressed his gratitude to Bishop (Emeritus) Max Rodriguez, Vicar General Father Sabir Sadiq, Franciscan Custos Father Mughal Perr OFM, Rector of the Cathedral Father James, Father Tariq Talib for his assistance guidance in liturgy, all rectors, formatters and teachers of the seminary in accomplishing this journey to the priesthood. He extended special thanks to Father Louis for his retreat. He also thanked all the groups that made the preparation of Holy Mass possible.

Due to the Corona pandemic, a very small number of believers were invited to join the Mass.
Source: Agahi News

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