Rev. Fr. Joseph Jeerakath, the First Eparchial Priest of Jagdalpur expired
Jagadalpur: Rev. Fr. Joseph Jeerakath, the first eparchial priest of the eparchy of Jagdalpur breathed his last on 25 April 2021 due to Cardiogenic Shock. The funeral ceremony was held at St. Joseph's Cathedral Church, Jagdalpur on 27 April 2021. Bishop Mar Joseph Kollamparampil CMI officiated the funeral service. The Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alencherry offered condolences and prayers for the departed soul of Rev. Fr. Joseph Jeerakath. Bishops, Priests, Brothers, Sisters and the faithful offered condolences and prayers that the Lord may grant him eternal rest in peace.
Rev.Fr. Joseph Jeerakath hailed from St. Michael Parish, Kuruvinal in the Eparchy of Palai. He began his priestly ministry at Vimal Vidyashram, Mariguda (Chiurgaon). He served in the eparchy of Jagadalpur in various offices and mission stations. He was the director of Karunalaya, Karitgaon, parish priest of Bijapur Parish, Director of Bhirgaon Misson, Konta Mission station in the southern end of Sukma District, Potanar Mission Centre, Syncellus of the eparchy and the director of Karunalaya, Karitgaon. Later, he was appointed as the Rector of the Vianney Bhavan Minor Seminary and the Parish Priest of St. Vianney Parish, Parpa, Vidyashram, Mariguda. He was serving as the Spiritual Director of Gurukul Minor Seminary at Kondagaon at the time of his death.