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Fr Isaac Ratna, Nagpur Dioces

Dear Brothers,

This is to request your prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr. Issac, a Papalite, from Nagpur Archdiocese. Information about Fr. Issac’s death sent by the VG of Nagpur Archdiocese is attached to this email. Fr. Issac was ordained as priest on November 1, 2007. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Archbishop of Nagpur, His Excellency Elias Gonsalves, Relatives of late Fr. Issac, Priests and Seminarians of Nagpur Archdiocese, asking God to accompany and console them.

Take care of yourself and let us remain united in prayers,

Bhau


Bhau

Fr. Johnson Muthappan

It was sudden, on Monday, January 25th 2021, Fr. Johnson Muthappan passed away at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Trivandrum in the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum, Kerala. He was found lying unconscious by fellow priests who had gone to call on him after he failed to turn up for a mass around 8 am. He was confirmed dead at the Jubilee Hospital, following which the body was shifted to Medical College, Trivandrum. He was buried on January 26th in the church vicinity, Pozhiyoor, his home parish.

He was born on 27th December 1989 in Pozhiyoor, Trivandrum as the seventh of eight children. After his schooling he joined in the minor seminary of Trivandrum Archdiocese. Upon completing his graduation he studied philosophy at St. Joseph Pontifical seminary, Alwaye, and did his theology at Jnana Deepa/ Papal Seminary, Pune, India.

Fr. Johnson was ordained on 18th June 2020 along with his brother Fr. Joy a religious as a diocesan priest. His first appointment was in the Cathedral as the assist Parish Priest. He was a priest for 7 months and 7 days. He was a most loved priest. He stands out for his incredible versatility as a sportsman. A priest of great dedication and altruism more than that he was a priest of clear conviction. A life well rooted in Christ extending his spiritual joy and fruits to the world.

Fr. Johnson came across as a person of gratitude, humility and simplicity. Yes indeed, Fr. Johnson was a great man with saintly touch and smell currently, in the paradise as the young priest of heaven.



Fr. Doma Joji Ratnkar: Bishop's Letter

With profound grief and deep sorrow, I inform you of the sad demise of Rev. Fr. Doma Joji Ratnakar, a young priest of our diocese of Vijayawada today (Tuesday, 27.04.2021) at 4:31 p.m., while undergoing treatment for lung infection after testing positive for COVID-19. Father was under hospitalized care since the past three weeks.

Fr. Ratnakar was born on 17.08.1981 and was ordained a priest on 17.04.2008. He rendered his services as Assistant Parish Priest in the parishes of Vellaturu and Machilipatnam before leaving for Ecclesiastical studies in Rome. He returned to the diocese in the month of December after completing his doctoral studies in Canon Law on 22.07.2021.

At the insistence of his family, the funeral will be held, as per government regulations, at Kesarapalli Parish Church this evening.

I, on behalf of the clergy, religious and the faithful of the Diocese of Vijayawada extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and dear ones of Rev. Fr. Ratnakar. May the Lord grant him eternal rest. Amen!.

+ T. J. Raja Rao, SMM

Bishop of Vijayawada

Fr Rector's Letter

Dear Brothers,

This is to request your prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr. Doma Joji Ratnkar, a Papalite, who passed away yesterday. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Bishop of Vijaywada, His Excellency T. J Raja Rao, Parents of late Fr. Doma Ratnakar, the Priests and Seminarians of the Diocese, assuring them of our prayers during these grief-stricken moments.

Photo and information about late Fr. Doma Ratnakar sent by His Bishop is attached to this email.

Further, I request your prayers for the speedy recovery of the Jesuits from the South Asian Assistancy who are suffering from covid 19. Also, we pray for the complete healing of all the Priests, Religious and Faithful who are affected by covid 19. Please remember the Doctors, Nurses, Frontline Workers, Social Workers, Police and Army Forces and their family members and pray for their good health. Their services at this juncture are much needed.

I assure each of you of my prayers and do pray for us.

Best regards,

Bhau

Fr. Johnson Muthappan

It was sudden, on Monday, January 25th 2021, Fr. Johnson Muthappan passed away at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Trivandrum in the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum, Kerala. He was found lying unconscious by fellow priests who had gone to call on him after he failed to turn up for a mass around 8 am. He was confirmed dead at the Jubilee Hospital, following which the body was shifted to Medical College, Trivandrum. He was buried on January 26th in the church vicinity, Pozhiyoor, his home parish.

He was born on 27th December 1989 in Pozhiyoor, Trivandrum as the seventh of eight children. After his schooling he joined in the minor seminary of Trivandrum Archdiocese. Upon completing his graduation he studied philosophy at St. Joseph Pontifical seminary, Alwaye, and did his theology at Jnana Deepa/ Papal Seminary, Pune, India.

Fr. Johnson was ordained on 18th June 2020 along with his brother Fr. Joy a religious as a diocesan priest. His first appointment was in the Cathedral as the assist Parish Priest. He was a priest for 7 months and 7 days. He was a most loved priest. He stands out for his incredible versatility as a sportsman. A priest of great dedication and altruism more than that he was a priest of clear conviction. A life well rooted in Christ extending his spiritual joy and fruits to the world.

Fr. Johnson came across as a person of gratitude, humility and simplicity. Yes indeed, Fr. Johnson was a great man with saintly touch and smell currently, in the paradise as the young priest of heaven.



Welcome back to Fr Mariapushpam Paulraj, who has returned to the Home of Love on September 30, 2020, after one year of Sabbatical at Germany. Due to government regulations, he is being quarantined in his own room.

The Feast of St. John Maria Vianney was celebrated in a sober and solemn manner, in the absence of the students, on Aug 4, 2020.

Papal Seminary congratulates Rev Francis Gonsalves SJ (Guj) who has officially taken over as President, JDV, on July 31, 2020, at 12.00 noon, on the feast of St. Ignatius. For more details...

JDV reopened virtually on June 9, 2020 with a solemn Eucharist.

Because of Covid-19, JDV closed down on March 19, 2020 and a national lock-down was introduced on March 25. All the students left Papal Seminary before the lockdown.

We are sorry to announce the sudden death of Rev Fr Prasad Lankapally SJ on Jan 17, 2020. For more details ...