Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D'Souza

 

Parish Priest

 

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Dear Parishioners and friends,

Greetings from Fr. Andrew Leo D’ Souza, the new Parish Priest of Pakshikere. I have just taken the charge of this St. Jude Shrine and Parish. The previous Parish Priests have done marvels here. This is a parish cum shrine. There are lots of people who come here for prayers and counselling. So there is a busy schedule of attending to the spiritual needs of all the pilgrims who come here.

While continuing this work as it is, my priority will be first to my parishioners. They are my flock and I am their Shepherd. I will lead them to green pasture and see to that their spiritual and temporal needs are met. My priestly motto is, wherever I go “preaching Christ is my mission and kingdom of God is my vision”. This mission will continue here also. I will preach Christ through my personal witness and through my ministry. I will try to establish the reign of God (kingdom of God) in the hearts of all who come here.

May St. Jude grant all necessary graces for me to fulfil my mission. I assure my prayers for you all and request you to pray for me.

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About Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D'Souza:

 
Rev. Fr.Andrew Leo D Souza took over as the Parish Priest of St.Judes’ Church and Shrine on 29th May, 2011. Here is a short introduction to Rev.Fr. Andrew Leo D Souza.

He was born on 23rd September 1963 in Neerude. His primary education was done in St. Xavier’s Higher Primary School, Neerude. Then for his eighth and ninth standard he went to Sarvodaya High School in Kallamundkur. Then he completed his 10th standard in Paduva High School. His P.U.C. was completed in Pompeii Junior College. He did is under graduate and Post graduate studies under Mysore University.

Rev.Fr.Andrew Leo D Souza joined the St. Josephs’ Seminary, Jeppu for his priestly studies and was ordained a Priest in 1991. Then onwards he has spent number of years in various parishes of Mangalore Diocese serving the people and spreading the good news of the Lord.


Following are the parishes where he has rendered his service before coming here. First as Assistant Parish Priest, Derebail Parish (3years), St. Antony’s  Ashram (2 years), Holy Cross Church, Cordel  (1 Year) . Then as Parish Priest, Our Lady of Mercy Church, Maneshwar (7 years), St.Thomas the Apostle Church, Nirkan (4 years), St. Josephs’ Church, Jeppu  (3 years). Now he has been assigned as the Parish Priest of our parish.


Rev. Fr. Andrew Leo D Souza is a versatile person. His special interests are in Singing and preaching retreats. His motto is “Preaching Christ is my mission and Kingdom of God is my Vision”. He quotes St. Johns’ Gospel “I have come that they may have life” (John 10:10) as his mission statement. His vision for this parish is to know people, to love them, to serve them and give Jesus to everyone.
 

 


 

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St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine
Pakshikere, Kemral Post, 574 146
Via. Haleangady, Karnataka,  India
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