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Sad Demise: Very Rev. Fr Denis Moras Prabhu, 84, Passes Away

Very Rev Fr Denis Moras Prabhu 84 Passes Away
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Mangaluru: The Diocese of Mangalore mourns the passing of the Very Rev. Fr Denis Moras Prabhu, who breathed his last due to old age on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 1:25 p.m. Fr Prabhu, aged 84, served as the Chaplain at White Doves Psychiatric Nursing & Destitute Home in Maroli, Mangaluru.

Fr Denis Moras Prabhu, born to Francis Moras and Juan Pereira on May 8, 1940, hailed from Bajpe. He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Mangalore on December 5, 1967.

Fr Prabhu’s priestly journey spanned over five decades, characterized by an unwavering commitment to his pastoral duties and dedicated service to the Church.

Very Rev Fr Denis Moras Prabhu 84 Passes AwayStarting as an Assistant Parish Priest in Madanthyar in 1968, Fr Prabhu’s leadership qualities led to various significant appointments, including a teaching role in Shirva from 1969 to 1971. He served as the Assistant Director at St Antony’s Ashram, Jeppu, and as the Vocation Director for the Diocese from 1973 to 1975.

Recognizing his calibre, Fr Prabhu was entrusted with responsibilities such as Vocation Chairman of Karnataka and Secretary of CBE from 1975 to 1985. His contributions extended to directing the Family Life Service Centre from 1977 to 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Rev Fr Denis Moras Prabhu 84 Passes AwayFr Prabhu’s pastoral care extended across various parishes, where he served as Parish Priest in Milagres (1985-1993), Permude (1993-1996), and Urwa (1996-2001). His leadership qualities were further acknowledged when he assumed the role of Chancellor of the Diocese from 2001 to 2008.

In recognition of his exemplary service, Fr Prabhu was appointed as the Vicar General and Director of St Antony Institution, Jeppu, from 2008 to 2018. After his retirement in 2018, he served as chaplain White Doves Psychiatric Nursing & Destitute Home, Maroli, Mangaluru. 

Fr Prabhu’s journey concluded under the care of White Doves in Mangalore leaving behind a legacy of compassion, dedication, and selflessness. His memory will endure in the hearts of those touched by his kindness, wisdom, and unwavering devotion to his calling.

 

His Funeral Mass and Burial Service will be held on Wednesday 20.03.2024 at 5 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church, Bajpe.

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