April 14, 2015

5th Ordination Anniversary of Fr. Alliston Fernandes

“You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 5: 6)

Today (10.04.2015) marked the 5th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Alliston Fernandes. The celebration began with a Eucharist just for the Community in the morning, with Fr. Alliston, himself as the main celebrant and Fr. Francis con-celebrating with him.

The community also celebrated this special occasion over an appertising and relaxed dinner that consisted of deep-fried fish, baked potatoes, coleslaw and apricot-coconut cake with ice cream. The celebration was one that overflowed with love and joy especially evident in the words the community used to honour Fr. Alliston as our priest, brother and Director.

Many acknowledged and affirmed his smile, sense of humour, his wonderful homilies, his leadership, humility, and last but not the least his pastoral gifts of service and availability which have blessed and enriched all who approach him.

Let us all continue to keep Fr. Alliston in our prayers that God may fill him with His abundant love and wisdom in leading the flock that has been entrusted to him. May God strengthen and empower him to greater holiness to draw more people to God!