Miao Diocese mourns the death the Rev. Fr. Terence D’Souza
Rev. Fr. Terence D’souza, a popular musician and veteran Catholic missionary of the Diocese of Dibrugarh passed away on 5th Novmber 2017 at V. G. Hospital, Dibrugarh, following cardiac arrest. He was 82.
He was known for his vibrant music playing skills in piano and accordion. He had shot to fame after he successfully conducted the massive choir in Shillong during the visit of the then Pope John Paul II on February 4, 1986.
Fr. Terence was born to Lawrence D’souza and Dorothy Lazarus in Rangoon, Burma on September 19, 1935.
He was the founder Priest of the Sarupathar Parish Church in Sivasagar District. He was also the founder of the Boniface Apostolic School in Bishop’s House, Dibrugarh. Till his retirement, Fr. Terence was in-charge of the Bible camps in the region. He was also the founder of the famous Dibrugarh Diary which is now published quarterly.
Fr. Terence was also very closely associated with Miao Diocese in many ways. He had helped in the youth conventions across the Diocese and toured the missions before its bifurcation from Dibrugarh.
The Diocese of Miao joins the rest of the Church in the North East India at the mourning over the demise of one of its most loved Priests. Rest In Peace, Rev. Fr. Terence D’souza!