(Bangalore, India) Deacon Vijay Kumar received his Priestly Ordination on the 29th of August 2020 at 10 A.M at Nithya Sahaya Matha Church, Pedamanapuram, Andhra Pradesh. The Holy Mass was presided over by the Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu. The Province of Bangalore had its Covid-19 year’s first priestly ordination amidst restrictions.
Fr. Vijay Kumar is the first C.Ss.R. vocation from this Parish. Due to COVID restrictions, there were 6 Redemptorist priests and 12 Diocesean priests present for the occasion along with the Family of the newly ordained, Fr. Vijay Kumar C.Ss.R.
Vijay Kumar had done his Juvenate in Tenali, after which he went to Bangalore to St. Gerard’s House for his English course. He then did his Orientation in Trichy and then went to Kolkata to do his Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts from Morning Star College. His Regency was in T. Narishipura, Nuzvid with the street children. He completed his Theology at Mount St. Alphonsus College, Bangalore, and his diaconate ministry at Nithya Sahaya Matha Church, Tenali, Bangalore. He had his first profession on 6th June 2015 in Kotagiri, Final Profession on 8th June 2019 in Holy Ghost Church and Diaconate Ordination conferred by Archbishop Peter Machado in St. Alphonsus, Bangalore.
We wish Fr. Vijay Kumar all the best as he starts his new journey as a Redemptorist Religious Priest. May God Bless him with His Love, Peace, and Strength.
Fr. Showraiah, C.Ss.R.