Priestly Ordination of Deacon Design John Nongphud, CSC

  • 17 May 2024
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Deacon Design John Nongphud, CSC, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, was ordained as a priest on April 7, 2024, at St. John Vianney Parish in Markassa, Meghalaya. The ordination ceremony was conducted by Most Rev. Wilbert Marwein, Bishop of Nongstoin Diocese, in a solemn and moving event attended by clergy, family members, friends, and parishioners. The beautifully decorated parish provided a fitting backdrop for this significant milestone in Fr. Nongphud’s spiritual journey. The Rite of Ordination included the laying on of hands and the consecratory prayer, invoking the Holy Spirit to bestow the grace of the priesthood upon him, symbolizing the continuity of the Church’s mission. The following day, Fr. Nongphud celebrated his first mass at his village church, a joyous occasion that drew a large gathering of the local community. This event marked the beginning of his pastoral ministry, highlighting the support and collective faith of his family and community. Fr. Nongphud’s ordination and first mass were significant not only for him but also for those who have supported his vocational journey. As he begins his ministry, he carries with him the hopes, prayers, and blessings of his loved ones and parishioners. His dedication and service are expected to be a source of inspiration and spiritual growth for the Church and its members, and his ministry is hoped to be filled with divine grace, wisdom, and compassion as he serves the people of God.