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Fr Valerian Rodrigues of Mangalore Diocese passes away at 79

Fr Valerian Rodrigues of Mangalore Diocese passes away at 79
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Mangaluru: Rev. Fr Valerian Rodrigues passed away due to old age on the eve of Holy Trinity Sunday, June 04, 2023, at 7.30 p.m. at St Zuze Vaz Home, Jeppu, Mangaluru.

Fr Valerian Rodrigues, hailing from Bajpe, was born to Peter Rodrigues and Florine Pinto on December 14, 1944. He was ordained priest for the diocese of Mangalore on May 11, 1973. He was 79 when he breathed his last.

Fr Valerian Rodrigues celebrated the golden jubilee of his priestly ordination along with Fr Norbert Lobo on May 11, 2023 at St Zuze Vaz Home, Jeppu Mangalore. Bishop Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha was present on this occasion and felicitated the Golden Jubilarian priests.

Fr Valerian Rodrigues, a priest of the diocese of Mangalore, served as an assistant parish priest at Shirva and Permannur. He served as Parish Priest in Belloor, Bela, Mariashram, Badyar, Palimar and Permude.

Fr Valerian Rodrigues of Mangalore Diocese passes away at 79 Fr Valerian retired from active ministry in 2016 and was residing at St Zuze Vaz Home, Jeppu, Mangalore.

His Funeral Mass and Burial Service will be held on Tuesday June 06, 2023, at 10.00 a.m. in St Vincent Ferrer Church, Valencia.

No Year Designation Place
1 1973 – 1974 Assistant Parish Priest Shirva
2 1974 – 1978 Assistant Parish Priest Permannur
3 1978 – 1985 Parish Priest Belloor
4 1985 – 1991 Parish Priest Bela
5 1991 – 1998 Parish Priest Mariashram
6 1998 – 2005 Parsih Priest Badyar
7 2005 – 2012 Parish Priest Palimar
8 2012 – 2015 Parish Priest  Permude 
9 2015 – 2016 Socius Urwa
    Retired St Zuze Vaz Home

Report by: Fr Anil Fernandes, Canara Communication Centre

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