Read below the account of catholic who was denied extremeunction because she was not a parishioner.
Shame , Shame and more Shame on these type of priests who have divided the Church. The words in I Believe should be changed from ” One Holy Catholic Church” to many holy Catholic Churches.
His Eminence Archbishop Oswald Cardinal Gracias,
21, Nathalal Parikh Marg.
Scindia Society, Police Colony,
Apollo Bundar, Colaba, Mumbai – 400001.
I am a former parishioner of ‘Infant Jesus Church’, Dombivili-Thakurli. I have shifted to Dharavi in May 2015 and have been a parishioner of ‘St. Anthony’s Church’ since then.
We (my wife Shirley, my daughter Sweta and myself) have cancelled our names as parishioners of ‘Infant Jesus Church’, Dombivili-Thakurli in May 2015 and have even taken a letter from the Parish Priest and gave it to Fr Christopher Jeyakumar, Parish Priest of ‘St. Anthony’s Church’, Dharavi. We have even filled up a form with our photographs affixed on it in order to get our FAMILY CARD. One and a half years have passed, but Fr Christopher Jeyakumar has not given it to us. Whenever we ask him for our Family Card, he does not give us a polite answer. He favours only the Tamil-speaking Catholics of the parish. As for the Marathi and English-speaking Catholics, he’s very harsh to them. He’s also never available to parishioners. He closes the door of his room and sleeps the whole day. Archbishop, what do we do now to get our Family Card? Fr Joaquim, the former Assistant Parish Priest had even requested Fr Christopher Jeyakumar to give us our Family Card but he gave him no answer.
On August 8, 2016, one of my aunt residing at Vasai was admitted at Sion Hospital as she was in her last stage. In the evening at around 6.00 p.m., my wife had requested Fr Christopher Jeyakumar to give her the last sacrament, but he refused to do so and told my wife ‘I have no time’. Two hours later, my aunt expired without a priest hearing her confession and giving her the last sacraments.
Fr Amal Charles, Assistant Parish Priest who is also a Tamilian told my wife that since my aunt is not a parishioner of the Church, he cannot come.
Fr Prashant Padu, the Assistant Parish Priest who is a very good priest like Fr Joaquim, was not available as he had gone out for some meeting. Had he been there that evening, he definitely would have come.
I am sure there are many priests like Fr Christopher Jeyakumar who are spoiling the name of our Catholic Church. The entire Marathi-speaking Catholics (Kolis and East Indians) of Dharavi are against Fr Christopher Jeyakumar and want him to be transferred to some other parish.
Also, on weekdays, there are no Marathi or English masses, only Tamil masses for the Tamilians, one in the morning and the other in the evening.