from Nirmala Carvalho

Fr Rodney Esperance (70), of the Archdiocese of Bombay, son of the late Lewis and the late Rose, and brother of the late Loretta, the late Ralph, the late Royston, the late Raymond ( + Shila) and Lorraine ( + Joyden), passed away on September 23.

Fr Rodney had served as joint administrator of St Andrew's College, Bandra, coordinator of the NOS centre at St Andrew's High School and as joint administrator of Clergy Home, Bandra.

Funeral details will be announced later.


Msgr Nereus Rodrigues, rector, St Andrew's College, Bandra, Mumbai, paid rich tributes to Fr Rodney, saying,"Fr Rodney was the trustee of St Andrew's College from its inception. He was an 'Educator'. As trustee and assistant manager of the college,  he played a pivotal in making it a premier institution of learning. Fr Rodney will forever be remembered for his selfless service which he renedered to everyone.  He had a kind heart and reached out to people in need."

Many priests in the Archdiocese of Bombay owe their vocation to Fr Rodney, his summer camps for boys and girls sowed the seeds of their vocations.