Fr. Soney Sebastian, SVD was formally installed as the new Provincial of USW Province on June 2, 2014. In a simple ceremony at the SVD Residence, Riverside Fr. Soney Sebastian, SVD was installed as the next Provincial. The Briccio Tamoro, the outgoing Provincial began the Mass. He invited Fr. Joseph Trong to read the appointment letter of Fr. Soney Sebastian as the USW Provincial from the Generalate. Upon reading he invited Fr. Soney Sebastian to preside the Eucharist.
During the Mass Fr. Soney Sebastian, SVD thanked Fr. Briccio Tamoro, SVD the outgoing provincial for the wonderful and dedicated service as the Provincial for the last six years. He also thanked the outgoing Council members, Fr. Joseph Trong, SVD who served for six years as Admonitor and Councillor and Fr. Jose Goopio, SVD who served for three years as the Councillor. He also thanked all the members of the Province for placing their trust and confidence in him to lead the Province for the next three years. He welcomed the new members, Fr. Pavol Sochulak, SVD the Admonitor, Fr. Jon Kirby and Fr. Hieu Trong Nguyen, SVD Councillors.