Moodubelle: Deacon Valerian Castelino is ordained as Priest

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By Fr. Simon Paul DSouza CSC
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Bellevision Media Network

Moodubelle, 04 December 2010: Deacon Valerian Castelino is ordained as Priest on 3rd December, 2010, at St. Lawrence Church, Moodubelle, by Rt. Rev. Lumen Monteiro DD, the Bishop of the Diocese of Agartala, Tripura, North East. The theme of the Eucharist was “My Grace is sufficient for you”. The ordination ceremony was attended by around 500 people and about 25 priests concelebrated the solemn mass.


Fr. Valerian Castelino is a Holy Cross Priest belongs to the North Eastern Province. He did his primary, High School and Pre University studies at St. Lawrence Educational Institutions, Moodubelle. After the completion of his studies, he then joined the Holy cross Congregation in the year 1998. Fr. Valerian did his B.A. degree studies at St. Joseph’s Arts & Science College, Bangalore and then did his Bachelors in Philosophy and Theology studies at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.


Fr. Valerian made his first vows in June, 2001 and made his Final Profession in January, 2010. He was ordained a Deacon in February, 2010 by Bishop Dabre of Pune Diocese. He did his dioconate ministry at St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Katapadi, under the guidance of Fr. Ronald Fernandes - the Parish Priest.



Fr. Valerian Castelino is son of Late Victor and Mrs. Veronica Castelino of Moodubelle. He has two elder brothers – Wilfred and Vinod, one younger brother – Vishal and a sister named veera. He comes from a pious and God-fearing family. He was sent to Tripura for a year of pastoral experience and now he is rightly appointed as Asst. Parish Priest in Kumarghat Parish, Tripura.


Fr. Valerian is a multi- talented person. He is a good singer and musician and plays guitar well. As a sports person, he plays volleyball. He was also in the basket ball team in his college days in Bangalore. His sermons were well appreciated by the parishioners of katapadi. He is simple, hardworking, loving and service-minded person. He has chosen an apt motto – “My Grace is sufficient for you”.



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Rozario, Dubai Tue, December-7-2010, 9:36
Congratulations Fr.valerian Castelino. Wishing you all the best in the service of the Lord.
Fr. Dominic George, Pune Mon, December-6-2010, 11:04
Congratulations dear Fr. Valerian.
Janet Stephen Catelino, Chickm lore/Manglore Mon, December-6-2010, 8:46
Congrats...Fr.Valerian....Wish u all the best on ur mission.May Almighty God give strength and courage in ur mission to serve the north Eastern Region of India.
Vijith mathias, Moodubelle/Bangalore Mon, December-6-2010, 1:29
Congratulation to dear Fr.Valerian,all the best for your misson.
Ronson D Souza CSC, Kallianpur/Pune Sun, December-5-2010, 10:39
Dear Fr. Vally, Congratulations. All the Best for your ministry. It was a opportunity for me to witness your big day in life. May God Bless you.
Sr.Juliet Castelino, Moodubelle / Bendur Sun, December-5-2010, 12:12
Congratulations Fr.Vallu, all the best on your mission.May Lord bless you and be with u always to guide u.may u transform the fragrance of love,peace and happiness with the people u meet.
Ronald Dsouza, Edmer/Dubai Sun, December-5-2010, 11:42
Congratulations Fr Valerian, We are all proud of you. May the Lord almighty continue to guide you in your special spiritual mission. Hope you touch many lives in speical way bringing glory to God. Congratulations to Veronica Anuty and family on this wonderful day. Ronald Dsouza Fly -Edmer/Dubai
Lawrence Castelino and Fly Uncle and Aunty, Moodubelle/Kuwait Sun, December-5-2010, 8:52
Dear Fr.Valli Congratulations and wishing you all success in your missionary work. May God shower his countless Blessings Throught your Missionary work
John Peter Fernandes, Moodubelle/Nottingham U.K Sun, December-5-2010, 4:23
Hearty congrtulations Fr.Vally and all the best in your priestly ministry!!!!!!
Kevin Noronha, Moodubelle Sun, December-5-2010, 1:34
"CONGRATULATION"! Fr.Valerian Castelino
Rakesh Fernandes, Moodubelle Sun, December-5-2010, 1:24
congratulations Fr.valerian castelino.wish you all best. .
Stephen Pius Castelino, Moodubelle / Kuwait Sat, December-4-2010, 10:51
Dear Fr. Vally, Congratulations on this great day of final Commitment to the Lord. May the Lord always be with you and support you throughout your religious life.
Lawrence Castelino, Moodubelle /Kuwait Sat, December-4-2010, 4:13
Congratulations Fr.Valerian Wishing you all the best in your mission. We realy missed the wonderful day.
Victor D almeida, Moodubelle/Bahrain Sat, December-4-2010, 2:43
Congratulations to Fr. Valerian Castelino, we are all proud of you. God Bless to you on this glorious day.
Stany Dsouza, Moodubelle/Dubai Sat, December-4-2010, 1:28
"Congratulations" Fr. Valerian castelino. Wish you all the best in your missionary work.
Ronald Sabi, Moodubelle Sat, December-4-2010, 12:41
Congratulations Fr. Valerian Castalino. Our parish today is one step extra wealthy in the service of God! We extend congratulations to Wilfred Castalino(BV Member) and his family members on this wonderful day!
clement menezes, moodubelle/kuwait Sat, December-4-2010, 12:19
congratulations Fr.valerian castelino.God shower his blessings on you and your missionary work.
Manoj and Rima, Moodubelle/Dubai Sat, December-4-2010, 11:12
Congratulations to Fr. Valerian Castelino. Wishing you all the very best in your mission.
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