Former Parish Priest

Former Parish Priest

Rev. Fr. Gregory William Vas (21-05-1999 to 24-04-2006)

He was formerly the principal of Milagres higher primary school and took charge of Cordel as the parish priest on the 21st of May 19999. During his tenure he established the St. Joseph’s English Medium High School on the 01st of June 2000 and also laid the foundation for the new school building. He also split the earlier 21 wards to 40 for smooth functioning and better involvement. On 25th of May 2001, the present building was erected. On 01st of January 2003, the first child of Cordel, the church of The Mother of God, Mariagiri, Shaktinagar was born which consisted of 4 wards from Cordel and 1 from Bondel parish- 200 families and Rev. Fr. Herald Pereira was appointed the first parish priest. On 24th of April 2006 Cordel’s second child, The Church of Blessed Mother Theresa of Kolkata, Paldane, was born consisting of 250 families. Rev. Fr. G. W. Vas was appointed as the first and the present parish priest of Paldane.

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Cyprian D’ Souza (12-08-2006 to 25-05-2008)

He was formerly the director of Fr. Muller’s Medical College Hospital and took charge of Cordel as the parish priest on 12th of August 2006. He was here for a short period of time during which he undertook the responsibility of the renovation of the various monuments in the church compound. He was appointed as the Deputy Director of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore on 25th of May 2008. At present he is the Director of the same institution.

Rev. Fr. Valerian Pinto (25-05-2008 to 31-05-2015)

He was formerly the parish priest of Shirva . He took charge in Cordel on 25th of May 2008. His plans were, the grand bicentenary birth celebrations of the founder of Cordel, Fr. Alexander Dubois. He laid the foundation for the garden of the passion of cross stations. At present he is the parish priest of Fajir church.