New Deacon Ordained in Canada for Holy Cross

Author: General Administration

Deacon Juliyas Prince Rozario, C.S.C., was ordained to the diaconate.

Although March 2 fell during the Lenten season, there was a laetare spirit that day for the Congregation of Holy Cross in Canada as Deacon Juliyas Prince Rozario, C.S.C., was ordained to the diaconate. Presiding at the Ordination Mass in Saint-Laurent Parish was the Most Rev. Christian Rodembourg, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe.

In addition to more than 30 Holy Cross religious, including Fr. Mario Lachapelle, C.S.C., Superior of the Province Canadienne, who presented the religious for Ordination, numerous Bengali families came to pray with Deacon Juliyas on this special day.

In his homily, Bishop Rodembourg emphasized the critical role of young men in dedicating themselves to the service of God amidst the myriad challenges facing both the Church and society. Expressing his affinity for the Congregation of Holy Cross, the bishop lauded Deacon Juliyas for his decision to join a community steeped in the traditions exemplified by Blessed Basile Moreau and Saint Brother André, who epitomized lives devoted to serving God’s people. He urged Deacon Juliyas to embody qualities of humility, fidelity, and dedication in his forthcoming ministry.

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Deacon Juliyas Prince Rozario, C.S.C., was ordained to the diaconate.

Following the Mass, attendees were treated to a vibrant reception, featuring captivating Bengali dances and an array of delectable dishes blending Quebecois and Bengali culinary delights. It was a real experience of cultural richness.

A member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Province, Deacon Juliyas completed his initial formation, including his theological studies in Canada. He lived in the formation house located on the grounds of Saint-Laurent Parish. He made his Final Profession on June 4, 2022.

Deacon Juliyas will serve in various Holy Cross parishes and institutions across Quebec and Ontario as part of his diaconate ministry. He will also pursue a Pastoral Clinical Care Certificate Course in Ontario.