The Sacred Heart of Jesus Province welcomes to the presbyteral ministry Fr. Nitto Anthony Ekka, C.S.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, in the Cathedral Church of St. Francis Xavier, in Kosba, Dinajpur.
Fr. Nitto and four other deacons of the diocese were ordained by the Most Rev. Sebastian Tudu, Bishop of the Diocese of Dinjapur. Fr. James Clement Cruze, C.S.C., Superior of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Province, and several other Holy Cross confreres were present for the celebration.
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With the current COVID restrictions, a limited number of priests, brothers, sisters, and faithful, along with the family of the newly ordained, were invited to the ordination ceremony.
The day before the ordination, a blessing ceremony for the deacons took place at the Cathedral Parish.
On June 5, Fr. Nitto offered a Mass of Thanksgiving in his village to culminate the festivities. Fr. Nitto looks forward to his first assignment as a priest at St. George’s Parish, in Mariamnagar.