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Sodalitium Christianae Vitae - English / News  / “I entrust my life to you, which no longer belongs to me, it belongs to God for your service”

“I entrust my life to you, which no longer belongs to me, it belongs to God for your service”

These were the words that our brother Adrián Meza said at the end of the Holy Mass in which he was ordained a deacon by Msgr. Justo Rodríguez Gallego, Auxiliary Bishop of Zárate-Campana (Argentina) on Saturday, March 18th in the Villa Marista Chapel in Buenos Aires.

D. Adrián together with Msgr. Justo Rodríguez.

D. Adrián together with Msgr. Justo Rodríguez.

The new deacon explained to us that from this ministry “he is called to live like Christ, who made himself a servant of all. On the one hand, in the service of the liturgy, especially in the Holy Mass, cooperating and assisting the priest”.

“In addition to serving at the Eucharist, a deacon may preside at the celebration of Baptism and Marriage. Another dimension of service is the care and closeness to those who suffer the most, especially our poorest brothers and those who suffer from any disease”.

D. Adrián with Msgr. Justo Rodríguez and Sodalit brothers.

D. Adrián with Msgr. Justo Rodríguez and Sodalit brothers.

Adrián, a Peruvian who has lived in Argentina for 14 years, tells us that on this special occasion his father, mother and sister accompanied him; his brothers from the Nuestra Señora del Pilar community; and brothers from other countries such as F. Marcelo Carrillo, General Assistant for Spirituality, José Antonio Dávila, General Assistant for Temporalities and F. Alexandre Arosa.

Highlighting some of the details that God has with his children in this time of grace, Adrián tells us: “on the day of the ordination the Lord granted me inner peace and tranquility that helped me a lot to prepare my heart for what was to come. happen. During the Mass my heart exulted with happiness and joy for such a grace that I received”.

“Monsignor Justo, in his homily, said that my life no longer belongs to me, it belongs to God and to the people whom God wants me to serve throughout my life”, shares Deacon Adrián.

D. Adrián at the end of the Diaconal Ordination Mass.

D. Adrián at the end of the Diaconal Ordination Mass.

As an anecdote, he told us that at the end of the Eucharist, he tried to say a few words of thanks but when he grabbed the microphone and looked up, his voice cracked.

“I was not able to finish a sentence because of how excited I was, only at the end was I able to say with a little more calm: I entrust my life to you, which no longer belongs to me, it belongs to God for your service“.

Our brother Adrian at the time of prostration.

Our brother Adrian at the time of prostration.