To All the Priests, Religious & Lay Faithful of the Archdiocese of Bangalore
Dear Rev. Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Lay Faithful,
Adios To Rev. Fr. Jerome Rego
“We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” (2 Cor. 5:8)
Rev. Fr. Jerome Rego
Born : 23.09.1939
Ordained : 20.04.1965
Expired : 28.09.2018
With profound grief, I condole the death of our beloved Rev. Fr. Jerome Rego, a senior Priest of our Archdiocese who died on Friday, 28th September, 2018 at 04.30 p.m. at ASIRBHAVAN, PDDM Holistic Health Care (A Unit of Pious Disciple of the Divine Master) at Bannerghatta, Bengaluru.
Fr. Jerome Rego was born on 23rd September, 1939 at Jeppu, Mangalore. His parents were the late Mr. Paul Rego and the late Mrs. Carmine Monteiro who had eight children, and Fr. Jerome Rego was the third child. He did his initial studies in Casia High School, Jeppu, Mangalore. After his studies, he opted to become a priest and underwent Minor and Major Seminary Formation at St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary respectively. He was ordained a Priest on 20.04.1965 at St. Rita’s Church, Mangalore, by the late Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore.
He served the Archdiocese for 53 years and 5 months at the following places:
DETAILS OF MINISTRY
|Sl.No.||Date of Appointment||Parish / Institution||Designation|
|1.||15.05.1965||MARY’S CHUCH / BOYS, SCHOOL CHAMPION REEFS||ASST. PARISH PRIEST|
|2.||01.06.1966||JAMES CHURCH MARIANNAPALYA||ASST. PARISH PRIEST|
|3.||01.06.1968||OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH & SCHOOL — HALASURU||ASST. PARISH PRIEST|
|4.||18.05.1970||MARY’S BASILICA SHIVAJINAGARA||ASST. PARISH PRIEST|
|5.||01.06.1970||XAVIER’S HIGH SCHOOL SHIVAJINAGAR||HEAD MASTER|
|6.||22.07.1975||OUR LADY OF VICTORIES CHAMPION REEFS & MARY’S SCHOOL – KGF||PARISH PRIEST & PRINCIPAL|
|7.||15.06.1980||ALOYSIUS COLLEGE COX TOWN||PRINCIPAL|
|8.||03.07.1981||XAVIER’S H. SCHOOL SHIVAJINAGARA||PRINCIPAL|
|9.||1990 JUNE||JOSEPH’S BOYS’ SCHOOL – BRIAND SQUARE||PRINCIPAL|
|10.||1993||ARCHDIOCESE||MEMBER OF COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS|
|11.||1997 OCT||OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH & LOURDES H. SCHOOL – HALASURU||PARISH PRIEST AND MANAGER|
|12.||1998||St. GERMAIN HIGH SCHOOL ARCHDIOCESE||MANAGER & MEMBER OF COLLEGE OF CONSULTORE 2ND TERM|
|13.||2004 JUNE||PETER’S CHURCH RUSTAMBAGH||PARISH PRIEST|
|15.||20.06.2005||GERMAIN H. SCHOOL FRAZER TOWN||PRINCIPAL & MANAGER|
|16.||22.06.2011||EDUCARIONAL INSTITUTIONS BRIAND SQUARE||MANAGER & CORRESPONDENT|
Fr. Rego was a simple and hardworking priest who spent most of his priestly life in the educational institutions. As mentioned above, he also served as Assistant Parish Priest and Parish Priest in a few parishes in the Archdiocese. He was a disciplinarian who promoted order by setting up systems in our educational institutions through educational norms and policies. As Secretary and Episcopal Vicar for the Archdiocesan Board of Education, Fr. Rego was instrumental in starting a number of educational institutions in the Archdiocese to impart quality education to the students. He had a good rapport with the Officials in the State and the Central Education Department, and as such he was very helpful in solving several problems that many Managers and Correspondents of the Archdiocesan and the Religious Educational Institutions faced.
He was very obedient in accepting whatever responsibilities that were given to him, which he did with utmost diligence and commitment.
In the death of Fr. Rego we have lost a very senior priest of our Archdiocese. We shall continue to pray for the repose of his soul in gratitude for all the services that he had rendered for all of us, especially to the Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE) in the Archdiocese.
On behalf of all my Priests and the Faithful, I avail myself of this occasion to express my heartfelt sympathies to his relatives and friends. May the Lord grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss.
His Funeral Service and Burial will take place on Monday 1st October, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, Richmond Road. The mortal remains of Rev. Fr. Rego will be kept for public homage at Sacred Heart Church on 1st October, 2018 from 09.30 a.m. onwards.
All the Priests of the Archdiocese of Bangalore are requested to offer 3 Masses for the repose of the soul of Rev. Fr. Jerome Rego.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord; and let the perpetual
Light shine upon him. And may his soul rest in peace.
With God’s blessings,
+ Peter Machado
Archbishop of Bangalore