Reverend Lourduraj Gally Gregory

June 25, 1958 - October 13, 2022
Reverend Lourduraj Gally Gregory

Beloved pastor and chaplain, Father Lourduraj Gally Gregory, died suddenly at Immaculate Conception Parish in Copperton, Utah where he was serving as pastor, on October 13th, 2022 at the age of 64. The cause of death was heart disease. 

Born June 25, 1958 in Manambathi Kandigai, Tamil Nadu, India to Gally and Margaretta Gregory, he attended Catholic Schools in India and was ordained April 22, 1987 for the Archdiocese of Madras Mylapore and incardinated in the new Diocese of Chingleput, India.  Father is survived by his mother, Margaretta, three sisters, Josephine, Francisca and Angela Mary and younger brother Kanickairaj who reside in India.  He served in various assignments in his home diocese.

Following seventeen years of ministry in India, he traveled to the United States as an extern priest to serve eighteen years in the Diocese of Salt Lake City, where he was formally incardinated August 18, 2011.  He was naturalized a U. S. citizen on August 7, 2015.

Father Gally served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Ambrose Parish, in Salt Lake City, and Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish in Salt Lake City and later Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Magna.  His final assignment was as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, in Copperton and Chaplain for Saint Joseph Villa Senior Center and for the Carmelite Nuns.

In addition to his parish assignments, Father also served as hospital chaplain at Salt Lake Regional Hospital and the Veterans Medical Center.  His kindness, patience and concern for people of all faiths made him very effective in providing pastoral care for the sick and elderly.  During his eighteen years in Utah Father Gally was the faithful servant who gave his life for the good of others.  Given modern technology, Father was able to visit daily with his family members in India.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, with a Vigil Service held at the Cathedral the evening prior, November 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.  Father Gally, at his request, will be buried in India. Arrangements, courtesy of Starks Funeral Parlor.