At around 4.30 pm, a few faithful along with the religious sisters and priests working in the diocese gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Jalandhar Cantt on 23rd October 2018 to pay last respects to the departed soul of Rev Fr. Kuriakose. It was a sad moment for the diocese of Jalandhar. Bishop Agnelo Gracias, the Apostolic Administrator celebrated the Mass and Bishop Ignatius of the diocese of Chandigarh joined to give farewell to the departed soul. When the prayers were completed, the body was handed over to the relatives of Fr. Kuriakose and it was taken to Kerala for the funeral at his home parish.