Sad Demise: Very Rev. Fr Denis Moras Prabhu, Former Vicar General, Chaplain at White Doves passes away at 84 – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

Sad Demise: Very Rev. Fr Denis Moras Prabhu, Former Vicar General, Chaplain at White Doves passes away at 84

March 16, 2024

MANGALURU, MARCH 16: 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, hails from Bajpe. He was ordained a 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.

Starting 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 caliber, 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 Center from 1977 to 1986.

Fr 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 at White Doves Psychiatric Nursing & Destitute Home, Maroli, Mangaluru.

Fr Prabhu’s journey concluded under the care of White Doves in Mangaluru, 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, March 20, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church, Bajpe.

Assignments and Pastoral Appointments

011968 – 1969Assistant Parish PriestMadanthyar
021969 – 1971TeacherShirva
031971 – 1975Asst. DirectorSt. Antony’s
041973 – 1975Vocation Director Diocese 
051975 – 1977Vocation Chairman of Karnataka 
061975 – 1985SecretaryCBE
071977 – 1986Director  Family Life Service Centre 
08 1985 – 1993 Parish Priest Milagres 
09 1993 – 1996 Parish Priest Permude 
10 1996 – 2001 Parish Priest Urwa 
11 2001 – 2008 Chancellor of Diocese  
12 2008 -2018Vicar General & Director St. Antony Institution, Jeppu  
 13 2018-RetiredWhite Doves, Mangalore
 2024 March 16Expired 

 Video: The Inspiring Life Story of Very Rev. Fr Denis Moras Prabhu