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Mangalore Diocese Senior Priest Fr Valerian Rodrigues passes away at 79

June 5, 2023

MANGALURU, JUNE 04: 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 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.

11973 – 1974Assistant Parish PriestShirva
21974 – 1978Assistant Parish PriestPermannur
31978 – 1985Parish PriestBelloor
41985 – 1991Parish PriestBela
51991 – 1998Parish PriestMariashram
61998 – 2005Parsih PriestBadyar
72005 – 2012Parish PriestPalimar
82012 – 2015Parish Priest Permude 
92015 – 2016SociusUrwa
  RetiredSt Zuze Vaz Home

Report by: Fr Anil Fernandes, Canara Communication Centre