Mangaluru, Oct 08, 2015: As per an announcement from the Bishop’s House Mangalore, The last rites of Fr. Joseph Lobo will be on Oct 8, 2015, (today). The body will be at the Holy Reedemer Church at Derebail from 2 to 4 pm. Thereafter the funeral mass will be celebrated with the Bishop presideing.
The sad untimely and sudden demise of Fr Joseph Lobo, the parish priest of Most Holy Redeemer Church, Derebail on Tuesday, October 6 evening has shocked citizens. Fr Joseph Lobo 58 yrs old, hailed from Loretto parish near Bantwal.According to knowledgeable sources, Fr Joseph usually took bath around 7.30 pm and proceeded for prayer around 8 pm, seeing he was not present his confreers checked at his room and found he had collapsed. He was rushed to a private hospital where was declared brought dead. The cause suspected to be a 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 at the diocesan office.