Bengaluru, India: The Golden Jubilee Year of Claretian presence in India was inaugurated in Bengaluru on July 15, 2019. The solemn event included Priestly Ordinations and public gathering at the Jalahalli campus.
During the solemn Jubilee Mass presided by Most Rev. Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, the Archbishop of Delhi, three Deacons were conferred the Priestly Ordination. Our Superior General as well as the Major Superiors of Claretian Organisms in India and Sri Lanka were present for the celebrations.
After the Holy Mass, the public meeting was presided over by Rev. Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF, Superior General. Along with the Archbishop of Delhi, the Archbishop of Bangalore Most Rev. Peter Machado, Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore Most Rev. Bernard Moras, Bishop of Mandya Mar Antony Kariyil CMI, were also present for the public meeting. A large number of Priests and Religious, the family members and relatives of the three Priests who were ordained, well-wishers, benefactor and the Claretian fraternity also participated in the inaugural celebrations.