Mangaluru, Oct 6: Fr Joseph Lobo, the parish priest of Most Holy Redeemer Church, Derebail passed away on Tuesday, October 6.
Fr Joseph Lobo was 58. He hailed from Loretto near Bantwal.
Fr Joseph ,collapsed at his residence was rushed to Fr Muller hospital. Doctors could not revive as he had massive heart attack.
Born on May 18, 1957 to Gregory and Elizabeth Lobo, Fr Joseph Lobo was ordained on April 19, 1983.
He served as assistant parish priest of Valencia from 1983 to 1985 and of Bejai for a year in 1985-’86, after which he took charge as parish priest of Permude. He served there till 1993, and then became the parish priest of Arva (1993-2000), Kolalgiri (2000-2002), Niddodi (2008-2015) and Derebail (from this year). Between 2002 and 2008, he served as procurator of Mangalore Diocese.
Fr Joseph was well known as people’s priest. He was very humble and approachable. It is a great loss for Diocese of Mangalore.
Funeral will be tomorrow 8th October, 2015 at Holy redeemer church, Derebail.