Mangaluru: Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the bishop of Mangalore diocese ordained three deacons as Redemptorist priests at St Francis Xavier Church, Ferar on May 8, 2017.
The ordained priests are: Fr Ritesh Rosario, son of Baptist and Sophia of St Francis Xavier Church, Ferar, Fr Rohan Dias, son of Dominic and late Nathalia Dias of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Nakre, and Fr Ravi Richard Fernandes, son of Raphael and Jacintha Fernandes of Infant Jesus Church, Vamadapadav.
The Redemptorists have a minor seminary in Alangar Moodbidri and a parish at Saverapura near Beluvai. Their main work is to preach the gospel through missions and retreats to all people.
So far 10 Mangaloreans have become Redemptorist priests which include the three ordained today. They studied at different seminaries in Goa, Mumbai and Bengaluru.