Funeral ceremony of Fr.Roy Moothedath RCJ

Aluva, 19 November 2016: The agonizing and anxious waiting had its end on 19th November with the funeral function of Fr. Roy Moothedath RCJ at The Synodal Church, Udayamperoor that is his own parish.  The funeral ceremony was preceded by Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Chakkiath, the Bishop Emeritus, in the presence of the sorrowing family as well as a big assembly consists of big number of priests, sisters and laity. The human remaining of Fr. Roy was received at the airport at around 3:00 am and brought to the Rogate ashram chapel.  Fr. Roy was paid homage by a large number of people with their prayers. The corpse remained in the backdrop of prayer and homage till 12:00 noon and afterwards, it was brought to his own house and then to the parish with the reverence and prayer of so many people. The funeral function at the parish began at 3:00 pm with the celebration of the mass preceded by Bp. Thomas Chakkiath. Rev.Fr. Cineesh RCJ who is also the batch mate of Fr. Roy, delivered the homily. The entire funeral function ended up at around 5:00 pm, leaving the sorrow and good memories of Fr. Roy RCJ.