A church community pays tribute to senior priest

Rev. Fr. J. Amalraj, vicar-general of the archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore, passed away on November 17 after completing 43 years of priesthood.
He was a member of the Our Lady of Guidance Church parish also known as saint Lazarus Church and  is till date, the only priest from this parish who was ordained here.
As a mark of respect to the memory of this late, senior Catholic priest, the parish priest of saint Lazarus church, Rev. Fr. Y. F.  Bosco offered all the six Holy Masses held on Sunday ( Nov.29) for the repose of the soul of Rev. Fr. Amalraj.
At one Holy Mass, Fr. Bosco also spoke about the late priest.  A framed photo of the priest, adorned with jasmine flowers was placed in front of the altar.
Report and photo by Juliana Sridhar

2 Comments on “A church community pays tribute to senior priest”

  1. Sir,
    Such a grave mistake you have done in saying that
    Fr.Amalraj is the only priest from the parish.
    There are so many priest from this parish like Fr Jesudas sdb
    Fr Philip, Fr Lionel sdb Fr Vijayaraj etc….
    The present parish priest Fr Bosco himself a student of Fr Jesudas sdb from the very same Our Lady of Guidance
    Fr Jesudas ofcourse is my own elder brother.
    I feel very much for the serious mistake.

    1. The writer of the report has clarified that it was made clear in the report that Fr.Amalraj was the only local area priest to be ordained in the R A Puram church and did NOT say he was the only person of this parish to become a priest.

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