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Fr. Xavier Rodriguez SDB passes away

By Dominic Bernatsha
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Tiruchy, Mar. 4. Fr. Xavier Rodrigues SDB, aged 85 belonging to the Salesian Province of Tiruchy, passed away at 10.25 am on 2 March 2015, in Don Bosco - Manikandam, Tiruchy. His funeral was held in Tiruchy - AMSAM cemetery on 3 March 2015 at 10 am.
He was a 85 year old priest who had served the Chennai and Tiruchi Provinces as Rector, Parish Priest and Confessor for serveral years. He had an ardent zeal for pastoral ministry. At the time of his death he served the Tiruchy - Manikandam community as confessor.

His funeral was held on 3 March 2015 at 10 am in AMSAM cemetry, Tiruchy. Fr. Albert Johnson SDB, Provincial of Tiruchy presided over the funeral mass. Salesians from Tiruchy and Chennai, Members of the Salesian Family, relatives and friends gathered to wish adieu to this beloved pastor.

His Profile as a Salesian Priest:
1961 - 1962 Administrator - Chennai Broadway
1962 - 1965 Dean of Studies - Thattazham, Kerala
1965 - 1968 Catechist - Don Bosco Oratory, Panjim - Goa
1968 - 1971 Administrator & Dean - Thattazham, Kerala
1971 - 1978 Rector - Dominic Savio  - Tiruppattur
1978 - 1979 Administrator - Christu Jyothi, Bangalore
1979 - 1980 Administrator - Sagayathottam
1980 - 1983 Administrator -  Poonthamallie, Chennai
1983 - 1989 Rector - Sagayathottam;
1989 - 1990 Rector - Basin Bridge, Chennai
1990 - 1994 Parish Priest - Tiruppatur
1994 - 1996 Parish Priest - Vyasarpadi, Chennai
1996 - 1999 Parish Priest - AMSAM. Tiruchy
1999 - 2000 Parish Priest - Savariyarpalayam, Dindigul
2000 - 2006 Confessor -  Don Bosco ITI, Madurai
2006 - 2010 Confessor - Pallithammam
2010 - 2011   Confessor -  K. Pudur, Madurai
2011 - 2015     Confessor -  Don Bosco, Manikandam, Tiruchy
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