On 14.11.2018, the Archbishop inaugurated the functioning of Council of Priests in the Archdiocese of Bangalore. The Archbishop celebrated Eucharist with the Senate members. In the mass, the new Council was asked to make the Profession of faith, Oath deligence and Secrecy. After the mass, in the first meeting, the members elected Rev. Fr. Arockia Swamy Sebastian as the Secretary and Rev. Fr. Rayappa M. as Joint Secretary of the Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.