Fr. Mari Arokiam Marks 23rd Sacerdotal Anniversary

KAMPUNG PANDAN: Every Catholic remembers that September 8 is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. However this date is also special for Diocesan priest, Fr Mari Arokiam as 23 years ago on this date, he was ordained a priest, by the then Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, His Grace Anthony Soter Fernandez.

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The 57 Year-old priest was a local boy of Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health here in Kampung Pandan. On September 8, at the 10.30am Mass in this Chapel,he con-celebrated the Eucharist with Fr Lawrence Andrew SJ and presided by Fr Ryan Innas Muthu from Johor.

Right after Mass, a cake was brought to the entrance of the Chapel to celebrate Mother Mary birthday and to mark Fr Mari’s 23rd Sacerdotal anniversary. All three clergy joined hands in cutting the said cake.

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Fr Mari was the former parish priest of the Church of Holy Redeemer in Klang. Presently he is not assigned any parish, as he is still recovering from his illness. The faithful present also prayed for Fr Mari that God will grant him full recovery and physical strength to continue actively in his vocation.