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REV. FR. PRASAD GONSALVES SJ (1952 – 2015) A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

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.

 

1966
St. Michael’s Hr Sec School
8th standard
1966 – 1969
St Xavier’s Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad
9th – 11th
1969 – 1971
Ahmedabad
Novitiate
(12-06-1969: Entrance into the Society of Jesus)
13-06-1971
Ahmedabad
First Vows
1971 – 1973
Vinayalaya, Mumbai and Premal Jyoti, Ahmedabad
Juniorate
1973 – 1977
St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
College studies (B.Sc.-Zoology)
1977 – 1979
Shembaganur, Tamil Nadu
Philosophy
1979 – 1980
Catholic Ashram, Kalol
Regency
1980 – 1982
Chennai
M.Sc. Studies
1982 – 1985
Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi
Theology
21–12- 1985
Anand
ORDINATION
1986 – 1988
Anand
Asst. Parish Priest;
(1980 – 1988: Professor-Satya Nilayam, Chennai)
1988 – 1999
Satya Nilayam, Chennai
Professor; Registrar
(1994: Obtained Ph.D)
1999 – 2000
Modasa
Ministry
2000 – 2005
Radhanpur
Asst. Parish Priest
2005 – 2009
Patan
Asst. Parish Priest
2009 – 2010
Patan
Acting Parish Priest
2010 – 2011
Modasa
Asst. Parish Priest
2011 – 2015
Unteshwari
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.
A.M.D.G

 

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