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V. Rev. Fr Valerian Mendonca


 Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur

 Born on 09-12-1949

Ordained on 07-05-1976

Died on 03-07-2024

The Rector of Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur, V. Rev. Fr Valerian Mendonca, passed away on the evening of July 3 due to cardiac arrest. He was 75 years old.

A native of Pilar parish near Shirva, V. Rev. Fr Valerian was born on December 9, 1949, to Gabriel Mendonca and Seraphine Mendonca. He was ordained as a priest on May 7, 1976, and served in various posts throughout his life.

  • 1976: Assistant Director at St. Antony’s, Jeppu
  • 1976-1978: Assistant Parish Priest at Omzoor
  • 1978-1979: Studies in Secunderabad
  • 1979-1980: Secretary at Canara Communication, Padua
  • 1980-1983: Assistant Parish Priest at Kallianpur
  • 1983-1985: Vice-Principal at Milagres, Mangaluru
  • 1985-1986: In-charge Principal at Milagres, Mangaluru
  • 1986-1987: Ecclesiastical Administrator at Tallur
  • 1987-1988: Vice-Principal at Milagres, Mangaluru
  • 1988-1995: Lecturer at Milagres, Kallianpur
  • 1995-1997: Vice-Principal at Milagres, Kallianpur
  • 1997-2003: Principal at Milagres, Kallianpur
  • 2003-2007: Principal at Aikala
  • 2008-2012: Director and Principal at Sandesh, Mangaluru, and Secretary of KRCBC
  • 2012-2017: Parish Priest at Barkur, Chancellor of Udupi Diocese, Director of Social Communication Commission, Udupi
  • 2017-2020: Parish Priest at Udupi, Chancellor of Udupi Diocese, Director of Social Communication Commission, Udupi
  • 2020 – Present: Rector of Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur

Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, the Bishop of Udupi Diocese, and Msgr. Ferdinand Gonsalves, the Vicar General of the Diocese, have condoled the death of V. Rev. Fr. Valerian Mendonca.

Funeral Details

The funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 8, 2024, at 3:30 pm at Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur, followed by funeral rites. The mortal remains will be kept in Milagres Cathedral from 12:00 pm for public viewing and paying last respects.


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