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Mangalorean priest Fr Paschal Serrao (68) passes away


By Melwyn Pinto SJ

Varanasi, Aug 20 : Fr Paschal Serrao, a priest of the Diocese of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, passed away on Tuesday, August 20 due to a massive heart attack. He was 68. He is survived by seven brothers and three sisters.

He was one of the six priests in his family. His other brother priests include Fr Francis Serrao SJ, the Provincial of Karnataka Jesuit Province, Fr Celestine Sera SJ, Fr Gregory Serrao of Mangalore Diocese, Fr John Serrao SVD and Fr Lazarus Serrao SVD. One of his sisters, Sr Lilly Serrao is a nun belonging to the Sisters of Charity.

Born in 1945 in Moodbidri, Mangalore, Fr Paschal was a priest for 35 years. He joined the Varanasi Diocese and was ordained a priest in 1978. Most of his priestly life he spent in the missions and parishes of Varanasi Diocese. Presently he was the parish priest of Fathima Mata Church, Mawaiya, Varanasi.

His brother Fr Francis Serrao SJ describes Fr Paschal as a very devout and dedicated priest. “He was deeply human, simple in his life style, a man of few words and a man of depth,” he adds.

The other siblings of Fr Paschal are Mark Serrao, Felix Serrao, Marceline and Monthina.

The funeral of Fr Paschal will be held at the Cathedral of Varanasi on Thursday, August 22.

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Sun, Aug 25 2013

    Respectful farewell to Father Paschal. May the Giver of life grant him eternal bliss. Wishing strength and courage to all his loved ones.

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  • Sr. Ann Rose, Olavina halli

    Fri, Aug 23 2013

    It is a great shock to hear about untimely demise of Fr. Paschal. Heartfelt sympathies to the family members.May the soul of Fr. Pascal rest in peace.

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  • Sr Rita Vas, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 23 2013

    Dear Fr Frankie, sincere condolences to you and to your brothers and sisters.

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  • Romans Lobo, Gurpur-Kaikamba

    Fri, Aug 23 2013

    On behalf of the Parishioners of Our Lady of Pompei, Gurpur-kaikamba we express our heartfelt condolences on the demise Fr.Paschal Serrao (brother of Fr. Gregory Serrao, our Parish priest)May Almighty grant him eternal rest/reward.

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  • Sr. Matilda Monteiro Sccg, Sisters of Charity, Belvedere/Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2013

    Our heartfelt condolences to Sr. Lilly Mary Serrao, Rev. Fr. Francis Serrao S.J Provincial and all the bereaved family members on the sad and sudden demise of your beloved brother Rev. Fr. Paschal Serrao. May the Lord grant him the reward of his earthly life and entrance into His heavenly glory as we celebrate today the feast of Mary’s Queenship.

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  • Sr Wilberta BS, Bethany Generalate, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolence to Fr Francis, Fr Gregory and all the bereaved members of the family on the sudden demise of Fr Paschal. May the dear departed rest in peace.

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  • nelson mascarenhas, mundkur/mangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • St. philomena's , Hassan

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Sr. Lilly and to u'r family we express our heart felt sympathy.
    May the soul of u'r dear brother rest in peace and u'r family be richly blessed.

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  • 4S. Fernandez family, Bangalore / Bahrain

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    A great loss. Our heartfelt condolences to Rev. Fr.Francis, Rev. Fr.Celestine and the entire Serrao family. May God grant eternal peace on the soul of Fr. Paschal.

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  • Fr. Walter Mendonca SVD, Cordel/Tortola, BVI

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dear Serrao Family,
    My heartfelt condolences to all of you, brothers and sisters of Fr. Paschal. I came in contact with Fr. Paschal even before he joined the seminary. He was a hard working person and man of few words and very spiritual too. May the Good Lord whom he served faithfully grant him the crown of glory in His Heavenly Kingdom.

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  • Fr. Dominic Mendonca OP, Pangala\ Nagpur

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    my condolences to the grieving family. Paschal was a seminarian with us at St. Charles Seminary, Nagpur, in mid-seventies. He was a very quiet and humble brother. May God grant him eternal reward.
    Fr. Dominic

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  • sr jyothi fernandes, UFS, mudarangady, Udupi/ mysore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dear fr Francis serrao, fr John serrao and other family members, heartfelt sympathies to you at the sudden demise of your brother priest at Varanasi. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Valentine DSouza, Pernal/Saudi Arabia

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dearest Fr.Gregory and all family members, Sorry to hear the untimely demise of Fr. Pascal. Our heartfelt condolences goes to the entire bereaved family. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
    Lavie, Lorna, Leena and Valentine

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  • fr. Vincent V. Menezes, Cascia

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dear Fr. Francis Serrao, S.J. and all the bereaving members of Serrao family, please accept my heartfelt sympathies. May Fr. Paschal Rest In Peace.

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  • Alban D Souza, Udyavara Mumbai Doha Qatar

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Great loss to the church as Fr. Serrao was a missionary in North India diocese. What a great contribution of his family to the church 6 priests and a nun. The sacrifice of his parents is really praiseworthy. We will certainly note this at least during Fr. Serrao's death time as he sacrificed his life for the church. May Almighty God give him eternal bliss and may God give the courage to his family and priests of the parish to bear this loss.

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  • Rudolph D'Silva, shivabagh Kadri

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    heartfelt sympathies on the sudden demise of Rev.Fr.Pashcal Serrao. Pray almighty to grant eternal peace to his soul and strength to the Serrao Family to bear this irrepairable loss

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  • Christopher Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dear Rev. Fr. Francis Serrao S.J.
    Sorry to hear about Fr. Paschal's
    untimely demise. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace

    From,
    Christopher Dsouza and Family
    Flora Travels/Bendur

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  • F M Lobo - Hon. Sec. & JJV Fernandes - Hon. Chairman - XET , Catholic Centre, Hampankatta

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences to Rev. Fr. Francis Serrao & all family members. May God comfort you in your sad bereavement.

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    May His Soul Rest In Peace.Condolenses to family members from cony maria conrial tauro.

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD/DUBAI

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    HEARFELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY.GOD MAY GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST..AMEN..

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  • Anwar, Dubai

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences...
    May his soul rest in peace...

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  • Eulalia D'Souza, Bijai / Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    My Heartfelt Condolences to Serrao Family. May his Soul Rest In Peace we pray. It is unfortunate that a dedicated Priest is called by God at quite an early age. May God Grant him Eternal Rest and Strength and courage to his family members to bear this loss.
    Sympathies from Donnet Dsouza
    ( St. Aloysius College ) & Eulalia ( Lia Travels & Tours- Bijai )

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  • Fr. Faustine L. Lobo, Bantwal/Bangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Fr. Paschal Serrao, esp, to Fr. Celestine Serrao, Franky Serrao and Fr. Gregory Serrao. May God give you the strength to bear this loss and may his soul rest in peace.

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  • John Castelino, Moodbidri, Kuwait

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences to Serrao family.
    A family totally fulfilling missionary work that is part of Christian faith. Everyone at home, priests, nun and laity, is so dedicated to prayers and religious life that you will easily recognize the discipline inculcated by their parents.

    Everyone who has sacrificed so much will be rewarded abundantly in eternal life. As St Mathews in yesterday's Gospel writes: And everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or property for my name's sake will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.
    May eternal rest be granted to Fr Paschal.

    Castelino family

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  • Sr. Apoline Cordeiro, Provincial Superior and Sisters, Mysore Province, Mysore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences to Fr. Francis SJ and all the family members. May dear Fr. Paschal rest in peace.

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  • sr severine veigas ufs, Hubli

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt Condolence to dear Fr Franky Serrao SJ and family. May his soul rest in Peace.

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  • fr juze vas svd, uppinakote/brahmavar

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    heartfelt condolence to the family
    fr. juze vas svd

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  • sujatha nathalia, bangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    sasnacho vishev di thaka ye somiya, niranthar prakash thacher phankovdi
    samadanen thacho aathmo vishev gevndi
    amen.

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  • CGS, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Deepest sympathies to Serrao Family,Moodbidri,on the sad demise of their beloved brother Fr.Pascal.
    May his departed soul rest in Peace.

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  • Oneal D'Cunha, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dear Fr. Francis

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the shocking and sad demise of Fr. Pascal. May his soul rest in peace. Oneal and D'Cunha Family

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  • Jason and Karen Fernandes, Mangalore/New Orleans, USA

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    dear Marku uncle and family. Know that we are with you during this trying time in your lives and pray that God will give you the strength to bear this loss. Keeping you in prayer - Jason, Karen, Hersh, Molly and Megha

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  • Fr Reginald Pinto, Udupi / Canada

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences to Fr Francis, Fr Gregory and the whole Serrao family. Heavenly Father we ask you to take your servant Fr. Pascal into your kingdom. May his soul rest in peace. Grant your servant heavenly bliss.

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  • Edward Lobo, Agrar,Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dear Fr.Franky &. Family members please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sudden demise of your loving brother,may his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rev. Msgr. Leslie F. Shenoy, USA/MANGALORE

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Dear Serrao family,
    I offer my heartfelt condolences on the demise of your beloved brother. While on earth Fr. Paschal lived his priestly life fully. Keep smiling in God's Garden Fr. Paschal, where there is joy in the Lord. May you enjoy your eternal reward.
    Monsignor Leslie Shenoy
    Deo Gratias, Mangalore.

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  • Peter, Bolkunje / Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Denis Fernandes, Japan

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    It is a great shock to hear about untimesly demise of Fr. Paschal. Heartfelt sympathies to Fr. Gregory, Fr. Francis and all family members. May God grant eternal rest to Fr. Paschal and consolation to the bereaved family. You will be in my prayers. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • steevan, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Vincent Praveen Castelino, Pernal / Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Siblings of Fr.Paschal Serrao. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • clara helen, Mangalore, Oman

    Tue, Aug 20 2013

    May yr soul RIP! What a blessed fly! 7 frm d fly are in God's service, blessed are yr parents dear Father!

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  • juliet mascarenhas, bejai mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2013

    heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Siblings of Fr.Paschal Serrao.
    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, Aug 20 2013

    May Giver of Life God Almighty grant him eternal bliss.

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