The Loss of a ‘GEM’ - Fr. Felix Rebello
Updated: Jul 17, 2019
The Loss of a ‘GEM’
Through his selfless service for the Church, Fr. Felix Rebello made a difference to many lives.
Ordained in 1994, Fr. Felix began his priestly journey as the Assistant Parish Priest at St. Joseph Church, (Vikroli). Since then, he has served in the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy Church (Pokhran), St. Francis Xavier Church (Panvel) and in 2015, he was appointed as the Parish Priest of Infant Jesus Church (Jogeshwari East).
Fr. Felix was a strong ally for the environment, constantly encouraging people to use greener alternatives, himself practicing what he preached. It was way back in 2011, while serving as Parish Priest at St. Francis Xavier Church (Panvel), that he headed a zero-garbage program that transformed wet waste into manure. Every day, the wet waste from the kitchen of the church in Panvel would make its way into the blue plastic drums that were kept on the open terrace. While most of the manure was used for the growth flower and vegetable plants on the terrace, the extra was packed and sold. Proceeds of the program were then used to provide for a new church. Carrying forward his mission, a waste management system was also set up at the Infant Jesus Church terrace garden in Jogeshwari, the last parish he served at.
His parishioners describe him as someone who was committed to his vocation, a priest who was approachable, caring and soft-spoken.
Our heartfelt condolences to his family and relatives.
With sadness we inform you of the passing away of Fr Felix Rebello, Parish Priest at Infant Jesus Church, Jogeshwari, East.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday 30th June at 3:00 pm at Infant Jesus Church, Jogeshwari followed by burial at St John the Evangelist Church, Marol.