After his ordination he served the Diocese mainly as an assistant and later on parish priest during his 25 years of priestly life. He served in Radhanpur, Petlad, Deesa, Jesus Nagar, Camp parish, Cathedral parish, Umreth and Mehmdabad. He loved the poor and was very helpful to the needy. Being a man of prayer, he was in communion with the Lord sitting for long hours before the Blessed Sacrament. A priest who prayed for the needs of the Church and those who asked him to pray for their needs.
He served the Diocese as a hard worker in the Lord’s Vineyard. While in the Cathedral parish for a couple of years, he helped me in person on various occasions. Showing care and concern towards visitors was his motto. He has been a wonderful priest who served hospitality to the guests. He was a priest who was ready to forgive and forget.
By nature he was concerned for the poor and the sick. Often he visited the hospitals and prayed on the sick. He loved to conduct charismatic Prayer and brought healing touch to many people. He had a special devotion to Mother Mary and he never missed the recitation of Rosary. Although he appeared physically mighty in structure yet he was simple, soft, friendly, approachable and gentle.
He was presently doing studies in Spirituality at A.V.T. Carmelaram, Banglore. While in Bangalore he developed renal problem for which he was under medication and was relaxing at home. The sad moment came on the 16th around 7.30 p.m. when he had to be admitted in Muller’s hospital, Mangalore for chest pain. The attack was severe which resulted into Cardiac Arrest.
The Diocese of Ahmedabad has lost a fine, hardworking and a praying priest. It has shocked the diocese for his sudden death.
May his Soul Rest in Peace
News By Rev. Fr. Avinas