The Celebration of the Eucharist begins. Fr. Martin SCJ(District Superior) is the main celebrant. Fr. Tom Stanley SCJ(L) is the Novice Master. Fr. Tom Fix SCJ(R) from Indonesia, and the six novices, standing, who will take their First Vows
Novice Emmanuel reads the 1st reading.
The singers are the new Novices, accompanied by Fr. Mathai.
The Novice Master (Fr. Tom) calls the Novices forth, asking about their readiness to make their First Vows.
Each of the Novices respond, declaring his readiness.
Fr. Martin (District Superior) gives the homily.
The cassock is blessed and distributed to the Novices.
The novices return to the chapel wearing their cassocks.
Anil Kumar Gajula makes his First Vows.
Bala Joseph Reddy
Shyju Antony Cleetus
Each of the newly professed now sign the book of records, indicating the profession, with witnesses.
Fr. Martin blesses the profession crosses, before they are distributed to the newly professed.
The distribution of the profession crosses.
The SCJ Rule of Life is given to each of the newly professed.
Guests priests, sisters and postulants taking part in the celebration. On the left is Fr. Peter Sanders,SCJ from the SCJ Region of Canada; Fr. Peter directed the SCJ retreats.
Each of the newly professed is presented with a bible.
Fr. Tom (Novice Master) gives closing remarks.
The newly professed sing a hymn of thanksgiving.
Br. Anil gives closing thanksgiving remarks.
Guests include novices of the Society of Jesus.
The new Novices.
L to R: Shyju, Joseph, Anil, Fr. Tom, Fr. Martin, Emmanuel, Marianand, Siju. Fr. Tom Fix in back.
The newly professed are welcomed into the Congregation.