Rev. Fr Ronald D'Souza

Fr. Ronald Prakash D’Souza hails from Ajekar, Karkal in Udupi District. He was born on 15th April 1971 as the ninth son of Mr. Marcel D'Souza and Mrs. Eugine D’Souza.

He completed his primary education at Government Primary School, Ajekar; High School at Jyothi High School, Ajekar and P.U.C. at Government P. U. College, Karkala.

He then joined the St Joseph Seminary, Jeppu, Mangalore with a zeal of serving the church. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (B.Com) from the Mangalore University. In the mean time, he completed his Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Ph.) from St. Joseph Seminary, Mangalore.

For experience, he worked as a Regent at Sacred Heart Chapel, Bidar and also served as a teacher in St Joseph High School, Bidar. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Theology (B.Th.) from Urbania University, Rome (1996 – 2000).

As a Priest

He was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Mangalore on 1st May 2000 by Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore.

From 2000 till date, he served the diocese at various capacities beginning from St Joseph Church, Bajpe as an assistant Parish Priest from 2000 to 2002. From there, he was transferred to Ujini Mission Station in Bidar (at present part of Gulbarga Diocese) as an Assistant Director from 2002 to 2004. Then in 2004 he was appointed as the Assistant Director of Young Catholic Students (YCS) and Young Students Movement (YSM) and then in 2005 was promoted as the Director of YCS/YSM Mangalore Diocese. In 2012 he took over as the Director of Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM), Mangalore Diocese of which he has been effectively leading from the front.

Being in youth ministry for more than ten years he has gained lot of experience to motivate the youth as well as people. He has participated in National Youth Conventions held at Jalandhar and Shillong and also has took part in the National Council of YCS in Greater Noida (UP).

He has taken the responsibility of convening the 15th YCS National Council held at Mangalore in 2010 and now he has taken the lead to host the 10th National Youth Convention (NYC) of in St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore.


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