After the Sudden demise of Rev. Fr. Gerard Francis OMI on 17.10.2019, the SDM members assembled together under the guidance of Most. Rev. Dr. Neethinathan, the bishop of Chingelput and Patron of SDM. We the perpetual members of Society elected Rev. Fr. Antonysamy SDM as our first Superior General. He was born on 01.06.1974 in Aranthangi in the diocese of Thanjavur. After his schooling, he joined in The society of SDM and ordained priest on 21st December 2006 by Rev. Dr. Neethinathan. He was appointed as Assistant Parish Priest in different dioceses namely Madras, Chingleput and Dindigul. Afterwards he was appointed as correspondent and Principal of St. Anne English Medium School in Varadayapalam, Andrapradesh. After 3 years in the school, he went to Canada as a missionary to work in the Archdiocese of Boniface. He was elected as our first Superior General of SDM, after the sudden death of founder Fr. Gerard Francis OMI.