The novices are called to stand and declare their desire to make their vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience.
Fr. Martin (District Superior) is the main celebrant, with Fr. Sebastian (Novice Master) concelebrating, and Deacon Thomas assisting.
as well as friends in the area.
SCJs, who had just completed their retreat, are present for the occasion,
Fr. Martin gives the homily.
Bala Raju makes his first vows.
Fr. Martin places the profession cross around Bhaskar's neck.
Fellow SCJs approach the newly professed to congratulate them.