Mangalore : Msgr. Frederick V. Pereira, the former vicar general of the diocese of Mangalore, died of due to cardiac arrest on Feb 27, Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Msgr Fredrick was anointed by Msgr. Denis Prabhu, after which he breathed his last at 11:30 a.m.
After his ordination he served as assistant Parish Priest at Milagres Church Mangalore. After being the Secretary of Bishop of Mangalore for some years he had been to Rome to have Doctoral studies in moral theology from Urbanian University of Rome. After his studies he was back in Bishop’s House as chancellor and secretary to the Bishop of Mangalore.
Later he served as the Parish Priest of Cathedral for 8 years and Parish Priest of Madanthyar for 9 years. After being Parish Priest of Urwa for 4 years he was the second Diocesan Rector of St. Joseph’s Inter Diocesan Seminary Jeppu for 5 years. From 2003-08 he served as the successful Vicar General of the Diocese of Mangalore. After a yearlong service as the Director of St. Antony’s Charitable Institutions Jeppu he served as the campus minister for a year in St. Joseph’s Engineering College, Vamanjoor. Since 2010 he was on medical leave residing at St. Antony’s Senior Priests’ Home, Jeppu.
When he was the parish priest of Madanthyar and the correspondent of the Madanthyar Educational Institutions, he played an active role in the successful completion of the Sacred Heart College project in Madanthyar.