Born on 23rd May 1952 to Late Mr. Anthony Joseph Fernandes and Late Mrs. Josephine Esmeralda Fernandes, and an alumni of Sacred Heart School, Santacruz, Fr. Ryan Fernandes was ordained a priest on 12th April 1980. He is eleventh among twelve of his siblings. He has been a priest for 37 long years and has worked as an Assistant at Mount Carmel Church, Bandra; St. Stephen’s Church, Cumballa Hill; St. Pius Church, Mulund; and as a Parish Priest at St. Joseph’s Church, CBD Belapur; St. Vincent de Paul Church and Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sewri. He is a graduate in Psychology from National College, Bandra.
James 4:6 Says, “..... God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Fr. Ryan is an epitome of gentleness, humility and simplicity. Efficacious in his interaction, he comes across as an affectionate and a caring person. Toss him into any circumstances, you will find him calm and relaxed, yet firm in communicating what he feels is right. He comes to our parish with loads of experience and our parishioners look forward to encounter in him a pastor who truly cares and feels for his sheep.
Born on 10th March 1978 to Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Aloysious Mary in the beautiful picturesque village of Kanyakumari. He has an elder brother who lives in Chennai. Having done his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and worked for four year, he was ordained a priest on 5th April 2014.
1 Peter 4:10 says, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace...” Heading the healing and deliverance ministry in our parish with many other portfolios, Fr. Anto is sought-after for Spiritual counselling and praying over the sick and the troubled. With Prayers, fasting, the gifts of the spirit and listening skills, he has been able to touch , transform and direct people’s life to a greater purpose. Our parish looks forward in him a pastor who is always available, listens, understands and guides people to discern God’s will in their lives.
Mr. Ramsay Joseph D’Souza and Mrs. Sheila Mary D’Souza, with gratitude in their heart for God, welcomed a new member in their family, their bundle of Joy, Fr. Alban D’Souza on 17th August 1965. He is a former student of Our Lady of Salvation High School, Dadar and he has done his Diploma in Electronics from Dr. Antonio Da Silva Technical Institute, Dadar. He has worked in an engineering firm and also as a teacher in St. Blaise High School, Amboli.
He is part of the Archdiocesan Music training Committee. He is a pioneer and a lead guitarist of the only all-priest band, called the “Ambassadors for Christ”, in the Archdiocese of Bombay.
Psalm 95: 1 says, “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” Indeed, Fr. Alban D’Souza through his immense talent of music and singing has always glorified God, help people pray fervently and have nurtured and sharpened the talents of people put under his care. He is known to be a priest, who treats youth as mature individuals, who have the ability to think and make a difference. He always has a word of encouragement for all who are closely associated with him in the ministry and there is never a dull moment in his company. Our parish looks forward to encounter in him a pastor who inspires, encourages, motivates and moulds youth, the future of I.C. family.
Fr. Robin Kinny, son of Mr. Thomas Kinny and Mrs. Mildred Kinny celebrates his birthday on 24th February 1985. A graduate in Hotel and Tourism Management, he was ordained as a priest on 09th April 2016. He has an elder brother.
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.” And so, strengthened by Christ, he has launched himself completely in the vineyard with a fresh vigour and zeal. Being the Spiritual Director of the Altar servers, Family cell, Legion of Mary, SVP, Women Cell and Confraternity, the parish looks forward in him a pastor who will nurture, mould, sharpen and enlighten the minds and lives of God’s own people. We wish him God’s providence in his ministry, as he ministers in our parish.
Sectors: Navagaon 1-3, Marian Colony 1-3, Madonna-RSP, SVP Road
Associations: Choirs and Cantors (English & Konkani), Ushers, Liturgy Group (English & Konkani), Konkani Charismatic Group, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, Sunday School, First Holy Communion
Duty Days: Wednesday (Thursday & Friday)
Son of Late Mr. Alphonso Pinto and Mrs. Ida Pinto, Fr. Joel Pinto was born on 24th August 1979 and ordained on 06th April 2013. He has two elder sisters. He did his Master in Commerce and worked as a lecturer.
Mark 16:15 says, “Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to the whole human race.” Having felt called to the ministry of preaching, Fr. Joel takes seriously his mission forward of making Christ known through his sermons. Also known for his perfection and organizational skills, he heads the Sunday school, Parish Liturgical Team, Lectors, Choirs, Ushers, Cantors and Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers. The parish looks forward in him a pastor, who, through his oratory skills, will make God’s word and God’s will known to all.