header image
Death Notice

Death Notice

Mar James pazhayattil

Dear fathers and brothers,

Bishop Mar James Pazhayattil, the Bishop Emeritus of Irinjalakuda, was called to eternal life at 10.50 pm on Sunday night. The funeral service is scheduled to begin at 2 pm in the afternoon in St. Thomas Cathedral, Irinjalakuda on July 13.

Bishop James Pazhayattil was a man of true conviction. With humility he led the diocese in to into its heights for 32 years. He was the first bishop of Irinjalakuda since the formation of the diocese in 1978. He was so kind enough to allow us to come up with our first house in India. Our house ‘La Salette Bhavan’ was blessed on August 17, 1990 by Bishop James Pazhayattil in the presence of our pioneers of La Salette in India. He was a true friend of La Salette missionaries and was a mentor in the early stages of our community in India. He had a special devotion to our Blessed Mother and made a visit to La Salette and was inspired by the reconciliation message of our Blessed Mother. He made La Salette facsimile at BLM (Better Life Movement) in Aloor even before we started our first house in India.

In a special way let us pray for the repose of his soul and always seek his blessings from heaven. I request all the communities to offer the holy mass on Wednesday (July 13) with special prayers for Bishop Pazhayattil.

May his soul rest in peace.

Fr Roy Parayil, MS