Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Emmanuel Fazal OP

18th February 2022, was a joyful and grace-filled day for the Dominicans in Pakistan as Deacon Emmanuel Fazal OP was ordained Priesthood at Holy Rosary Parish and Priory Warispura Faisalabad by His Excellency Bishop Indrias Rehmat, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad. During this blessed occasion the friars of the Ibn-e-Mariam Vice Province of Pakistan were present. There were also present priests, sisters, catechists, and lay faithful. The introduction of the mass was given by Prior Vice Provincial Rev. Fr. Younas Shahzad OP, who beautifully said that Priest is the messenger, watchman and steward of the Lord; he is to teach and to admonish, to feed and provide for his faithful family, to search for his children in the wilderness of this world’s temptations, and to guide them through its confusions, that they may be saved through Christ forever. fr. Patrick Peter OP beautifully organized the liturgy and Fr. Alven Mehraj OP was the commentator the ceremony. Fr. Shakeel Michael OP along with Sister Rakshana Yaqub OP and their novices sang melodious Hymns during the celebration.
While delivering the homily His Excellency Bishop Indrias Rehmat, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad congratulated deacon Emmanuel Fazal to be as a priest. He addressed to Dominican and said always keep in mind that priest is a man of God and mediator between God and man. He said that be diligent in prayer, in reading the Holy Scripture, celebrating the sacraments study that deepens your faith and fit you to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel. He also said that now you will be a responsible to fashion your own life and that of your household according to the way of Christ, that you may be a pattern and example to Christ’s people. At the end of the Mass newly ordained fr. Emmanuel Fazal OP expressed his words of thanks.