Rev. Fr. Joseph Plankalai (76), a senior priest of the Eparchy of Marthandam, passed away today morning. He was born to Mr. Peter and Mrs. Thankamma. After his school education he joined St. Aloysius Seminary, Trivandrum, and did his Philosophy and Theology at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Kottayam. Ordained to priesthood on 14-03-1971.
He served the parishes of Kummalloor, Vappala, Karumanoor, Parassala, Kudayal, Aruvancode, Karumanoor, Dhanuvachapuram, Manchavilakam, Panachamoodu, Vettikuzhy, Cheriakolla-Kudayal, Amboori, Aruviyode, Kanchiyode, Fathima Nagar, Pushpagiri, Adaikakuzhy, Manjathoppu, Marthandam, Kannacode, Chitharal and Unnamalakadai. He was the second Vicar General of the Eparchy of Marthandam.
His body will be kept at Panachamoodu hospital chapel and will be taken to his home at Nadaikavu at 8 am on Monday, 26 November. Funeral services will begin at home at 1 pm on Monday which will be followed by Holy Mass and the interment service at Nadaikavu church.
May his Saul Rest in Peace