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Fr. Prasad

Fr Prasad Gonsalves SJ was born on 8th November, 1952.  His father’s name was John Gonsalves and mother’s name was Maria Theresa.  Prasadbhai, as he always wanted to be addressed, was baptized on 22nd November, 1952 at St Michael’s Church, Mumbai.


St. Michael’s Hr Sec School
8th standard
1966 – 1969
St Xavier’s Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad
9th – 11th
1969 – 1971
(12-06-1969: Entrance into the Society of Jesus)
First Vows
1971 – 1973
Vinayalaya, Mumbai and Premal Jyoti, Ahmedabad
1973 – 1977
St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
College studies (B.Sc.-Zoology)
1977 – 1979
Shembaganur, Tamil Nadu
1979 – 1980
Catholic Ashram, Kalol
1980 – 1982
M.Sc. Studies
1982 – 1985
Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi
21–12- 1985
1986 – 1988
Asst. Parish Priest;
(1980 – 1988: Professor-Satya Nilayam, Chennai)
1988 – 1999
Satya Nilayam, Chennai
Professor; Registrar
(1994: Obtained Ph.D)
1999 – 2000
2000 – 2005
Asst. Parish Priest
2005 – 2009
Asst. Parish Priest
2009 – 2010
Acting Parish Priest
2010 – 2011
Asst. Parish Priest
2011 – 2015
Parish Priest



The specialization of Prasadbhai was: Ecology, Philosophy (of science), Life Sciences.


Profile of Prasadbhai Through The Prism of The Condolence Messages


Fr Paul Coelho SJ (USA)


The passing away of Fr Prasad comes as quite a shock to me. He was a close friend in the early stages of my formation in Ahmedebad. He was also a close friend of my family.


Fr Cedric Prakash SJ


Deeply shocked and saddened at the death of dear Prasad. 
May he rest in peace.


Fr Stanny Jebamalai SJ (Delhi)


I am very sorry to hear this sad news. A great person, simple, loving, caring. I will miss him. May his soul rest in peace!



Fr TomQ SJ (Kohima)


Thank you for the information on the demise of Fr Prasad Gonsalves.  We thank God for the gift of him to the Society and to the world, and for all the good he has done.   May he rest in Peace eternal – back to the Father. We condole and share in your loss.

Fr Rajeev Chakrnarayan SJ


Really unexpected Sad Demise may his soul Rest In Peace. He was my superior in Mehsana from 2003 to 2008.
Simple and austere like Austin.


 Fr Pius Fernandes SJ (Jamshedpur)


I am  too shocked and stunned to respond!
 My condolences to Gujarat Jesuits and his near and dear ones! 
We were companions in college and and in Philosophy.  He was a sincere Jesuit! May God Bless him and grant him the rich reward he deserves.



May his soul rest in peace.


From Fr. Shekar Manickam (Premal Jyoti) through Mr. Peter Jadav

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Pope Francis’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ “Praise be to you, my Lord”.

Dear Friends,


I have just finished reading the internet copy of Pope Francis’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ “Praise be to you, my Lord”. At the Encycle ends with two beautiful prayers, which I have translated into Gujarati. Here below please see A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH both in Gujarati and in English.


With love & regards, Fr Varghese Paul, SJ
PopeFrancisPope Francis’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDAT SI’“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”.
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
hat we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.


Fr.VarghesePaulધરતી માટેની પ્રાર્થના 
(પોપ ફ્રાન્સિસના “સ્તુતિહો તારી, મારા પ્રભુ” પરિપત્રમાંથી)
અનુવાદક : ફાધર વર્ગીસ પૅાલ
સર્વશક્તિમાન પ્રભુ, સમગ્ર સૃષ્ટિમાં તમે હાજર છો.
અને નાનામાં નાના સર્જનમાં તમારી હાજરી છે.
તમારા કરુણામય પ્રેમમાં તમે સૌને આલિગંનમાં લો છો.
તમારા પ્રેમની શક્તિ અમારા ઉપર વરસાવો,
કે જેથી અમે જીવન અને સૌંન્દર્યને રક્ષણ કરી શકીએ
અમને તમારી શાંતિથી ભરી દો કે,
કોઈને કંઈ નુકશાન કર્યા વિના
અમે સૌ ભાઈબહેનો તરીકે જીવી શકીએ.
હે ગરીબોના ઈશ્વર પ્રભુ, આ ભૂતળ પર તરછોડાયેલા અને ભૂલાઈ ગયેલા સૌને
બચાવી લેવામાં અમને મદદ કરો.
તેઓ બધા તમારી આંખો આગળ ખૂબ કિંમતી છે.
અમારા જીવનમાં સાજાપણું લાવો કે,
અમે દુનિયાની લૂંટફાટ કરવાને બદલે એને બચાવી શકીએ.
વિનાશ અને પ્રદૂષણને બદલે અમે સૌંદર્યનું બી વાવીએ
ગરીબો અને ધરતીના ભોગે
ફક્ત પોતાના લાભ શોધતા લોકોના
હૃદયને સ્પર્શ કરો, પ્રભુ.દરેક વસ્તુનું મૂલ્ય શોધવામાં અમને શિખવાડો,
જેથી ધ્યાનચિંતન અને અહોભાવથી ઉભરાઈ જઈને
અમે એ વાત ઉંડાણથી સ્વીકારીએ કે,
તમારા અનંત પ્રકાશ તરફની અમારી મુસાફરીમાં
દરેકેદરેક સર્જન સાથે
અમે અગાધ રીતે સંકળાયેલા છીએ.
દરેક દિવસે અમારી સાથે રહેવા બદલ
અમે તમારો અભાર માનીએ છીએ.
અમારી પ્રાર્થના છે કે,
ન્યાય, પ્રેમ અને શાંતિ માટેની અમારા ઝઝૂંમવામાં
અમને પ્રોત્શાહન આપતા રહો.
From Facebook page of Fr. Varghese Paul S.J.

Funeral service information for Late Mr. Linus Taylor.

LinusTaylor May2014

Funeral service for Late Mr. Linus Taylor will be held at:


2 – Satkar society
Behind Ghelani Petrol Pump,
Nizampura, Vadodara, Gujarat.


Funeral service date & time :Thursday, 25th June, 2015 , From 10AM – 12 PM.



PunrutthanParkBurial will be followed after the service at:
Punrutthan Park graveyard
Opp. Sharon Methodist Church
Nr. Delux char rasta,
Nizampura , Vadodara, Gujarat.


Information from Mr. Pravin Taylor through Shreyas 

Navjeevan News – May 2015

Please click on the picture to read.

Please click on the picture to read.

Live streaming of the prayer service (viewing –wake) of Late Mr. Linus Taylor will be available on this website.


PLEASE CLICK HERE or click on LIVE Event Video Page to see the Live Broadcast.


PLEASE CLICK  HERE or click on LIVE Event Video Page to see the Live Broadcast.
Please note there will be a live streaming of the prayer service (viewing –wake) of Late Mr. Linus Taylor will be available on this website as per below schedule.


Saturday, June 20, 2015 Start time – United States of America
4:00PM Eastern time
3:00PM Central Time
2:00PM Mountain Time
1:00PM Pacific Time


Sunday, June 21, 2015 Start time-India
1:30AM Indian Time


Please find your local time based on US Eastern Time of 4:00PM and tuned in. The link will be either on the top of the main page or a link will be available in the top menu bar.


This is all possible of the teamwork lead by Mr. Raj and Amit Macwan.

Worship Concert with Anil Kant & Reena Kant organized by Masihi Mandir

There are limited seats. First come first serve. Hotel Woodbridge.
If you miss the above event, there are two other shows as below
August 01, 2015 at 415 Kings George’s Road, Fords, NJ
September 04, 2015 at New Durham Chapel, Piscataway, NJ 


Mr. Linus Taylor passed away this morning at 12:13AM – June 16, 2015

This picture was taken on May 16. 2015

This picture was taken on May 16. 2015

It is very sad to report that the well-known community leader, noble and kind Mr. Linus Taylor Passed away this morning at 12:13AM. This news is so socking for all of us as we met with him on May 16, 2015 at the sweet sixteen party of Mr. Kirit Jakaria’s daughter. We laughed together, danced together and had lots of fun. Exactly one month after he is no more. May God rest him and peace. May God give comfort to his friends and family.


The funeral arrangement are being worked out at this moment. It will be published upon confirmation.


Viewing (wake) will be held as per below:
Place: Bethelship United Methodist Church
413 56th Street at 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 04:00PM – 8:00PM  (time changed)


Thanks Shreyas for information and Mr. Kirit Jakaria for the above picture.