December 2, 2021: Our Lady of the Angels Province friar and Syracuse University Catholic Campus Minister – Fr. Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv., after being granted permission by Bishop Douglas J. Lucia of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse on his last visit to the University, was privileged to celebrate the Confirmation and 1st Eucharist of Jediel Henrik Ponnudurai, a 3rd year architectural student at Syracuse University and native of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Jediel’s sponsor was his younger brother Josiah, who was fully initiated into the Catholic Faith three years ago, while studying at Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN. Josiah was present as sponsor at the 7:00 p.m. Community Mass in the St. Thomas More Chapel virtually, via Zoom from Malaysia, where it was 8:00 a.m. in the morning. Taking the Confirmation name “Barbara,” Jediel received these sacraments during the Advent season, rather than with his fifteen Syracuse University RCIA peers at the Easter Vigil, because he is bound for Florence, Italy for the next 2 semesters as part of his curriculum of studies.