Congratulations to Newly Minted Baby Priest Fr. Gaurav Shroff!

A reader writes:

I remember seeing mention of a friend of mine, Gaurav Shroff, on your blog a few years back. You probably already know this, but Fr. Shroff was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta this past Saturday.

He is tremendously faithful and inspiring person, and God will do great things through him, I’m sure.

What wonderful news! I met Fr. Gaurav a few years ago when he came to Seattle. It was like Old Home Week for Indian Catholics as I wandered around over at Greenlake with him and buddy Alex (another Indian Catholic). Gaurav told me about how his studies in music, particularly Gregorian chant, had led him to Christ and it happened that Blessed Sacrament was having a Dominican rite Mass that evening–about as stratospherically high a Mass as you could ask for. Gaurav squirmed in transports of ecstasy at the thought, so we forthwith transported his ecstatic self there and, last I saw him, he was walking through the doors of the Church looking like Roy Neary boarding the Mothership at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He’s a terrific guy and is going to be a terrific priest. Atlanta is blessed to have him!

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  • ivan_the_mad

    Deo gratias!

    My diocese ordained seven this past weekend, and we’ve seven transitional deacons. Pray in thanksgiving for our new priests, and pray in hope for our transitional deacons!

    • jaybird1951

      Which diocese do you live in, ivan? My archdiocese of Portland, OR ordained seven or eight as well. One of them had his pastoral year with us in Ashland, OR and will celebrate the Masses this coming weekend with us. .

      • ivan_the_mad

        Arlington, in God’s Own Commonwealth 😉 What a happy coincidence that both our dioceses are blessed with so many new priests!

  • Rachel Balducci

    Don’t forget you also met “Gashwin” at the first New Media Celebration in Atlanta, way back in the day. (it was nice meeting you!)

    • chezami

      Yep. A good time was had by all! Lovely meeting you too!

  • Alex Edezhath

    I was there for the Ordination and the First Mass, the past weekend. It was such an overwhelmingly beautiful occasion to see one of your friends get ordained. He’ll be fabulous priest. I think his first assignment will be in Athens, GA.

  • PNP, OP

    “Baby Priest,” Mark? No. The proper term is “Young Dad.”

    You’re welcomed.

    Fr. Philip Neri, OP (Middle-aged Dad)

  • Barbara Fryman

    Congrats to the newly ordained, but I was hoping to find a picture of a baby in clerical robes…