PM mourns death of Notre Dame College ex-principal Joseph Peixotto
Publish- February 05, 2021, 08:20 PM
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of former principal of Notre Dame College Father Joseph S Peixotto.
In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said Father Peixotto, also the treasurer of Notre Dame University Bangladesh, will remain remembered by the nation for his contribution to the education sector.
Sheikh Hasina wished for eternal peace for the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Father Peixotto, a Catholic priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, died at Moreau House in the city’s Rampura area on Thursday morning at the age of 87.
The American priest first came to East Pakistan in 1962 and was a teacher of science at Notre Dame College for 34 years. He served as Principal of Notre Dame College for 24 years. Since 2014, Fr. Peixotto has held the post of Treasurer of Notre Dame University Bangladesh.
Through his many years as teacher and administrator, Fr. Peixotto was a member of numerous Committees and Advisory Boards for the Government of Bangladesh and the Catholic Archdiocese of Dhaka.
He offered advice and support to the boards and administrations of St. Gregory High School and College, Luxmibazar, Dhaka, St. Placid School and College, Chattogram, St. Philip High School and College in Dinajpur and Udayan High School in Barisal, and various other schools and institutes throughout Bangladesh.
Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Thursday noon at the Holy Cross Scholasticate Chapel in Banasree. Then the body was taken to the shared campus of Notre Dame College and Notre Dame University Bangladesh, Motijheel, for viewing and prayers by faculty, staff, students and well-wishers of the two institutes. The Holy Mass was again celebrated at Ramna Cathedral on Thursday evening.
On Friday morning, the body was taken to Holy Rosary Church, Tengaon for viewing by the public. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Patrick D’Rosario, CSC and then the body was taken to the Holy Cross Retreat and Pastoral Center, Bhadun, Pubail, for burial in the Community Cemetery there.