Fr Denis D’Souza (87), retired priest of Allahabad Diocese, passed away on Thursday September 22, 2022 at Nazareth Hospital, Prayagraj.

Funeral service will be held in St Patrick’s Church, Prayagraj at 10.00 am on Saturday, September 24.


Hailing from St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Kenha, Mudarangadi, Udupi, Fr Denis was born to Lawrence D’Souza and Dulcine D’Souza on Oct 3, 1935. He was ordained priest for the diocese of Allahabad on Dec 20, 1968.


Education and Priesthood service details : 

Primary :  St. Francis Hr. Primary School, Mudarangadi, Udupi
High School : 1953 Hindu High School, Shirva
Graduation : 1971 Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka
Any other : 1953-1958 Under Water Control Weapons in Indian Navy 

Priestly Training:
Minor Seminary : 1958-1961 St. Paul’s Seminary, Lucknow
Philosophy : 1961-1964 St. Joseph’s Regional Seminary, Allahabad
Theology : 1964-1968 St. Joseph’s Regional Seminary, Allahabad
Ordination : 20.12.1968 at St. Pius College, by Cardinal Gracias

1969-1972 : St. Joseph’s College, Boarding In charge and Office Superintendent
1972-1979 : St. Francis Xavier’s Church and School, Assistant Pastor/Primary-in-charge
1979-1982 : St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Assistant Pastor
1982-1989 : St. Joseph the worker Church, Parish Priest
1989-1994 : St. Don Bosco Church, Naini, Parish Priest
1994-2002 : St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Parish Priest
2002-2007 : St. Patrick’s Church, Parish Priest
2007- 2011 : St. Don Bosco Church, Naini, Parish Priest