Eight young men will be formally blessed as Catholic priests at a special religious service called ordination at the St Thomas Cathedral in San Thome on August 28 evening.
The men who are now known as deacons belong to the diocese of Madras-Mylapore and hence will go through the ceremony at the seat of the diocese where the archbishop, Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy will be the main celebrant.
Among the group is Brother Charles who has been serving as a deacon at the cathedral for sometime.
These religious men have undergone many years of training in academics in colleges and seminaries as well as at church stations.