Death and Obituary of Archbishop Dominic Jala and Fr Mathew Vellankal. Both local priests were killed in a car crash that happened on the 10th of October while visiting the Diocese of Oakland.
Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong of north-east India’s Meghalaya state and Father Mathew Vellankal, a 58-year old Indian-born priest of the Diocese of Oakland, died last week a road accident in California in the United States
Cause of Archbishop Dominic Jala and Fr Mathew Vellankal Death
Dominic and Mathew’s Toyota Prius was hit by a tractor-trailer truck on a California highway in Wilbur Springs at 2:20pm on October 10, according to California Highway Patrol.
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Fr Joseph Parekkatt, pastor of St Anne Parish, survived the crash with injuries and is in stable condition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Fr Vellankal, pastor of St Bonaventure in Concord, and Archbishop Jala, both died at the scene of the accident.
“Father Vellankal’s joyous spirit and faith will be deeply missed,” Bishop Michael C Barber of Oakland said in the diocese announcement on October 12. “May his soul and the soul of Archbishop Jala rest in the peace of Christ.”
Funeral Plan for Archbishop Jala and Fr Vellankal
We will make update on the funeral once we got valuable information on it. It is really a sad thing to know these two servants of God are dead. You can leave a tribute below.