Mangalore : Fr J.C. Moraes of Mangalore Diocese expired

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by Fr Francis Rodrigues, Raknno
Bellevision Media Network

M’lore, 27 Aug, 2013 : Rev. Fr Joseph Charles mostly known as Fr J.C. Moraes  who is a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore passed away on Monday August 26th 2013 at 6.15 p.m. in a private hospital in Mangalore because of brain haemorrhage.  He was 72 years old and a priest for the last 46 years.


Fr J.C. Moraes

Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza,  Msgr Denis Prabhu the Vicar General and Chancellor V. Rev. Fr Henry Sequeira of the Diocese of Mangalore have condoled his death.

He was born at Agrar Parish on 18th  of September, 1941. He was one of 8 children of Antony John Moraes and Esperence Pinto.  While two of his sisters are Apostolic Carmel nuns one sister is a Cloistered nun.  After having joined St Joseph’s Seminary, Mangalore on 30th of June 1959 and after the priestly studies, he was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore on the 4 th  of December 1967.

He was the Assistant Parish Priest of Bajpe, Belman and Cathedral. He was the Parish Priest of Nidpally, Narampady, Tallur, Pernal, Kateel and Kumbla Parishes. As socius he rendered spiritual ministry at Anjelore, Bondel and Urwa Parishes.  He also served as Chaplain of Olavinahally Convent and has rendered spiritual ministry in the Diocese of Bombay.

Because of health reasons he voluntarily retired from the active priestly ministry in 1995. As retired priest he was residing at Vianney Home, retired priests’ home of the Diocese of Mangalore at Kankanady.

According to Msgr Denis Prabhu the Vicar General of the Diocese of Mangalore `Fr J.C. Moraes had lot of eagerness to learn whatever is knew and keep oneself abreast with the times.  He was active in his thinking movements and actions all through.’

According to Fr Vijay Victor Lobo the Director of Sandesha `Fr Moraes was the senior most student  of Western music at Sandesha.  He had great desire to learn.’ 

Fr Moraes wanted to share whatever he learnt, what is relevant to the times.  He was helping people to learn about facing interviews, joyful living, communication skills and spoken English.

He was a victim of number of sicknesses and had to be constantly under medication.

His funeral Mass would be celebrated at St Vincent Ferrer Church, Valencia at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 28th of August and the mortal remains would be interred at priests’ cemetery in Valencia.



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