Mangaluru: Katipalla parish priest Fr Valerian Lewis passes away at 55


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Nov 21: Fr Valerian Lewis, parish priest of Infant Mary Church, Katipalla passed away on the evening of Sunday November 21 due to cardiac arrest. He was 55.

Fr Lewis experienced breathlessness all of a sudden during the adoration of holy sacrament and was rushed to a private hospital, where he breathed his last.

Born in Puttur in 1966 to Antony Lewis and Catherine Lewis (nee Lobo), Fr Lewis was ordained priest in 1995.

He served as assistant parish priest in Barkur and Vamanjoor, as assistant director in Jeppu parish, and as parish priest in Kokkada, Sullia and Manjeshwar.

Since 2019, he was serving as parish priest of Katipalla.

He was known for his soft-spoken nature and administrative skills. It was during his tenure that the new Manjeshwar church was built.

The last rites will be held on Tuesday November 23 at 10 am at Katipalla church.


 

 

  

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  • Sharath Kumar, Mulky / Aikala

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    Very sad news. We lost a young and energetic priest. Heartfelt condolences to his family members, relatives and friends. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Canute Stephen Furtado, Thottam / Miraroad Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Very sad news.we list a young n energetic priest.. Heartfelt condolences to the katipala parishioners ,family members , relatives and friends. I met him last pandemic time at church soft spoken . God plans different than our thinking we all accept one day God call "May his soul rest in peace"

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  • RICHARD WILSON, KATIPALLAL / SHARJAH

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Shocking and sad news. He was a very nice and soft-spoken person. He supported us a lot. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to his parent and family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Roshan Monteiro, Manjeshwar

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    We lost a sincere, committed, transparent and a spiritual priest. Moreover a good human being. It’s a great loss to the Diocese of Mangalore. What a call from God, specially during adoration. I am sure , God has taken him to heaven. Life is unpredictable. Rest in peace Rev. Fr. Vally. You will be remembered….

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  • Manu, Udupi

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Rest in peace.

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  • Dr Diana Pais Prabhu, Mangalore/Australia

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Sad, unfortunate demise of Rev .Fr Valerian Lewis.Heartfelt condolences to his family members n parishioners.May his soul rest in peace.A tribute of love from our family .May d Almighty Redeemer grant him solace n happiness in his loving arms.A tearful farewell dear Fr.Valerian....Drs Richard Diana Pais &fly Dr Riona n Manoj Menezes n fly.Dr Rex Nathalie Pais Prabhu n fly .. Australia.

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  • Flora Dsouza, Kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Its very sad & shocking news!!! May the Lord Grant him Eternal Rest and may his soul rest in peace in Heaven.

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  • Reema, Duabi, UAE

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May his soul Rest in Peace.✝

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Naveen Fernandes, Puttur/Mysuru

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the parishners and family members. Pray to our Lord to grant Fr. Valerian eternal peace.

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  • Vincent Moras, Bajpe

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Rest in peace

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  • Remy DSouza & family, Katipalla / Qatar.

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Fr. Valerian. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Leo D'souza, Fajir/Dubai

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Naveen Frank, Sharjah, UAE

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Too young for a Pastor to go. But I am sure Fr. Valerian had prayed everyday for a happy death. What more privilege can a person get when the Lord calls him in front of the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration. Rest in peace Fr. Vallie and enjoy a well earned eternal Bliss !

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  • Eulalia D'Souza, Bejai / Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    It is sad and shocking to hear this news. Too young to go. May the Lord Grant Fr. Valerian Eternal Rest and may his soul rest in peace in Heaven we pray. While we pray for him, we sincerely pray for his family members, near and dear ones. We pray for our Mangalore Diocese, who has lost a young and talented priest. We pray for Fr. Valerian's dear classmates in Seminary and friends that God may Bless you all with strength and courage to accept this sudden loss of your beloved one. Rest in Peace Fr. Valerian, you have gone too soon. But you are one of those lucky ones who was called while you were in prayer, during the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

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  • Jessy DSouza, Puttur, Bendur Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, May his soul rest in peace

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  • Gretta CBE, Mangalore/Bijai

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Not able to accept the sudden death of Fr.Valerian who is quiet, soft spoken moreover a silent worker. You will be remembered as the correspondent of Kokkada, Sullia, Manjeshwar and Katipalla Schools. You always focused on the betterment of these schools and very cooperative with the management and was discussing issues very mildly. CBE is grateful for your services dear father and you will be remembered dearly. We have no other option than to accept the will of God. Good bye father, rest in peace.

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  • Ivan Mathias, Karambar / Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Uttam Menezes, Bendur/Sharjah/Valencia

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Very Shocking News. May your Soul Rest In Peace Father.

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  • Priya, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Heartbreaking News. May his soul rest in peace. It's too difficult to accept this sudden shocking news.

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  • Fr. Michael Santhumayor, Milagres

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    It’s hard to digest that Fr. Valerian is no more. We were together in the seminary for 9 years . Eight of us ordained together at Milagres. Last Sunday I was with Fr. Valerian at Katipalla Church for a casual friendly visit. He was expressing his , vision and hurdles of his parish ministry and future plans. Fr. Vally was a simple , silent hard working priest . He was sincere and deeply committed to his ministry. He served in the remote parishes like Kokada and Sulliya, distance or location was not at all a matter for him. Willingly with happiness and joy he served there with dedication . Whichever place he served , people loved him and he loved his flock. He was a deeply spiritual man… he used to tell me ‘ no worries I surrender everything to my Lord in prayer . He would plan and make a thorough study of everything with proper consultation and approval by his superiors before taking up any project. Every time and every where Reaching out to the needy was his priority…. I just can’t understand the plan of the Almighty , yet just surrender to his will… and pray that the Good Lord keep Our brother priest in his bosom .

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    VERY SAD NEWS. HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

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  • Arun, Permannur

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May His Soul Rest in Peace

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    So many dying of cardiac arrest after vaccines. RIP father

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  • Sr.Rita Ferrao op, Mangalore/ Ahmedabad

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Very sad to hear. May his soul rest in peace. And heartfelt condolences to his family members.

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  • Leena, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Leny SRA, Kuppepdavu-Germany

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Oh my god

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  • Leeda Fernandes, Bellore - Denmark

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Very sad and Heart breaking news . My heartfelt condolences to the Family members. May Fr. Valerians soul rest in Peace.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May his soul rest in peace. If we see the obituaries everywhere in the word, this has become a trend, since many months. I sincerely put the blame on experimental vaccine. Therefore we need to be prepared for our final journey. Baggage of good deeds is a must. Death comes like a thief, that also with Cardiac Arrest it is in a instant. No time even to say sorry. No use of all earthly things, that will be eaten by moths or swindled or wasted.

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  • Reena Fernandes, Mumbai / Dubai

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    May his soul Rest in Peace 🙏

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  • Mabel Andrade, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very sad to hear the young priest passed away. Hearty condolences to the katipalla parishioners and his family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Fr Anil Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    We have lost a soft spoken, simple, committed and dedicated priest. Sad to know that Fr Valerian is no more. On the day of the solemnity of Christ the King , he is called by God to the heavenly abode. May his rest in peace.

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  • Kavya, Subramanya

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    You are the one of the best teacher in life...but I lost u..may rest in peace father 😭

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  • REGINALD DSOUZA, Attur / N’Djamena-Chad

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of Fr Antony.May his 7soul rest in peace ✝️

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  • Ronald, Manjeshwar/Bangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Lidwin D'souza, Bendorewell, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace🙏

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  • Joachim Pereira, Mukka

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    So sad.may his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Stany Rego, Nitte karkala

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    So sad. May his soul rest in peace

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Gregory Fernandes, Venoor

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    shocking and bad news i heard news and shocked may his soul rest in peace my batchmate in manglore semminary 1986 condolence to all his family members God bless them with his consolation grant him eaternal rest o Lord

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  • julian dsouza, Valencia

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very sad to hear the news, may his Noble Soul rest in peace

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  • Avitha Vas, Paldane

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in eternal peace

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  • Sr. Lillus, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    So shocking and saddening. We believe that he is enjoying in his eternal home. May his soul rest in peace

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Sudden deaths and strokes have increased exponentially after the start of experimental jabs! In my family and friend circle itself atleast 8 innocent people have suddenly succumbed after taking these experimental jabs! Now a major pharma company has gotten approval for a drug which is clearly stated as experimental! Take your own decisions!

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  • Lilly Lewis, Thane/Uppoor

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very sad news... Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O'Lord n Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.May His Soul Rest In Peace

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very deeply sorry to learn the passing away of our dear Rev Fr Valerian Lewis at such a young age. Our Gracious Lord will Welcome him into his Lovely Vineyard for he has toiled some years faithfully and has been a Shepherd to His Flock !!! THANK YOU DEAR LORD FOR YOUR GRACIOUS LOVE & KINDNESS !

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  • LAWRENCE CORREA, Moodbidri

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Rest in peace

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  • Lawrence Correa, Moodbidri

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Rest in peace

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  • Vincent, Moodubelle

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Boniface D'souza, Moodubelle/Bangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very sad news.we list a young n energetic priest.. Heartfelt condolences to the family members..May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Cynthia, Fk

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May the departed soul of Fr. Valerian rest in peace. Condolences to his grieving family...

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  • Br Alwyn, Maryhill bondel Mangalore, church permude nagar

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of god rest in peace amen

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, india

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May Giver of Life grant him eternal rest.

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  • FRANCIS DSOUZA, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace Condolences to family members.

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  • Leo Walter Nazareth, Juleo Hospet Moodbidri

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very sad to hear the demise.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Praveen, Manglore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Rest in Eternal Peace fr...

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  • Christopher J Crasta, Kayyar

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in Peace

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  • Benjamin DSouza & fly, Puttur (Nehru Nagara)

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Ronald Coelho, Vamanjoor

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Shocking and bad news. He was a very nice and soft-spoken person. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to his parent and family. May his soul rest in eternal peace. 🙏

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  • Sr. Venisha BS, LIZIEUX CONVENT DARBE PUTTUR

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very sad to hear the sudden death news of Fr. Valeria Lewis. On the Feast of Christ the King God called him to his Kingdom. May his soul enjoy heavenly Bliss. Condolences to all his family members God bless them with His consolation.

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  • Brian Almeida, Mangalore/Ranipur

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace Amen

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  • Brian Almeida, Ranipur/Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace Amen

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  • Vanitha d souza, Brahmavar

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • gratian pinto, mandovi, Valencia, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Very sad to hear the heartbreaking news!... May ur soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Sr. Prashanthi, Lisieux convent Darbe Puttur

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul Rest in peace.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Sudden deaths are increasing? Following part of referenced news on health Impact News, even doctors are dying suddenly but looks like surviving doctors don't blame on good covid 'savior' vaccines... "Here are some recent reports of medical doctors who “died suddenly.” In almost all of these stories in the corporate media they will blame the deaths on “COVID.”... Rest in Peace Fr. Ref: https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/vaccinated-doctors-are-dying-and-unvaccinated-doctors-are-quitting-or-being-fired-who-will-run-the-hospitals/

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  • Flavian Joel, Surathlal

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Really heartbreaking news! He was such a nice and soft-spoken man! Rest in peace Fr

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  • Lawrence, Dubai

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Praveen s, Permannur

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Rest in peace....

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