Children help in serving at the Mass. They have weekly meetings, formation programmes and outings. Besides serving at Mass, they have an opportunity to interact with others which helps them to grow in fellowship and self-confidence.

Rajeshwar Banerji

9821180066

This comprises of trained Ministers of the Word. They conduct Bible Study classes in every sector/zone and organize activities such as Bible Skits, Bible Week, Sector Bible Quizzes, etc. There is an intercessory Group which meets 3 times a week to reflect on the Word and pray for various intentions.

Odette Mendonca

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They promote civic, social, economic, political, cultural, economic, educational and general welfare of the people. Activities include providing employment, involvement in social issues like campaign against service tax levied on societies, RTI camps, collection drive for cancer patients, and giving merit awards to students for academic excellence.

Maria Caldeira

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Through the Sunday School and Confirmation classes, catechists/animators and administration personnel help over1500 children to grow in faith, deal with real life situations through healthy competition, communication, relationships etc. gain confidence by taking part in the liturgy, become sensitive to the poor and marginalized when they visit orphanages, aged homes, ETC...

Mariolla Lobo

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These groups are engaged in praise and worship and conduct intercessory prayer services every week. They also arrange for teachings on Bible themes and encourage members to read the Word of God. The members also visit the sick and pray for them. and organize retreats and seminars

Winnie Cardoza

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These groups are engaged in praise and worship and conduct intercessory prayer services every week. They also arrange for teachings on Bible themes and encourage members to read the Word of God. The members also visit the sick and pray for them. and organize retreats and seminars

Peter Dsouza

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The Centre for Community Organisation (CCO) of our parish aims at organising all sections of the community, especially the marginalized, to become aware of their dignity and help them improve the quality of their life. The Centre initiates and organizes the efforts of the less fortunate and empowers them to become responsible for their future. Also kmown as Parivartan Kendra, the CCO has initiated the following programmes of empowerment and skill development.

Project Anmol aims at the holistic development of mother and child which includes individual and family counseling and capacity building; Project Sui Daga runs embroidery and tailoring classes that aim at manufacturing and supplementing income; Project Udaan conducts adult literacy classes which includes awareness on nutrition and hygiene; Samajik Vikas is community organization and awareness programmes on health and related issues; Project Guddi lays special emphasis on the Girl Child; Health Care Clinics; Veronica’s Volunteers give employment for nursing and health Care; Legal Aid and Documentation and Library.

Irene Saldanha

The members are trained to become committed Christians first to see God in themselves and others. Activities such as recollections, personal prayer, community prayer, etc. are organized so as to enable the members to experience God in a tangible manner.

Mathilda Lobo

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The members are trained to become committed Christians first to see God in themselves and others. Activities such as recollections, personal prayer, community prayer, etc. are organized so as to enable the members to experience God in a tangible manner.

Louella Martins

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The aim is to communicate “happenings” to the parishioners. One of the means is through the parish Bulletin. The monthly bulletin communicates the happenings of the Parish and articles covering a wide range of topics like social issues, faith formation, quizzes, etc. to cater to people of all ages. It is also a forum for budding writers to present articles on various themes that deal with faith and life.

Oscar Carvalho

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It is a group consisting of East Indians, the original local inhabitants, who have been at the service of the Church for decades. They help out in various programmes of the parish – Marathi Liturgy, collection at Masses on Saturdays, Sundays, feast days and special occasions, Parish Feast, Holy Weeks services.

Mariyolla Kostka

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This Cell works for the spiritual and emotional growth of families, by inviting renowned resource persons to conduct various sessions for Couples, Single Parents and Mixed Married couples. They initiated the annual Family Day Programme for the entire parish. They also initiated Kids Alive, a programme of faith formation every alternate Saturday for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Sessions for the parents of these children are also regularly conducted.

Thomas Theknath

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Alwyn D'Costa

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The objective is to involve our community in civic and political issues. The members network with NGOs, BMC, LACC, help with registration of electoral roll and obtaining Election ID cards, create awareness of good governance, global warming, RTI Act, SEZ, conveyance to housing societies, organize independence and Republic Day celebrations, housie for the senior citizens and inter-faith conventions. The members, of late have started taking up environmental and conservation issues.

Fatima Rodrigues

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It is a support group for widows to help them accept widowhood as a vocation, gain emotional stability and help them become prayerful, joyful and helpful. The movement is a blend of spiritually, fellowship, outreach and support. They organize retreats, recollections, visits to shrines, aged homes or orphanages, a Christmas party and a yearly picnic.

Ingrid Pinto

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ICSY reaches out to less fortunate Catholic families in our parish, who supplement their income by selling home-made snacks in the canteen every Sunday morning, catering for functions. Rations to the old, scholarships to poor deserving students, loans for house repairs are some of the ways they help the beneficiaries. A get-together for the families is organized annually. Catholic families in need of help can meet the ICSY members on Sunday morning in the hall.

Salvador Coutinho

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IC Care is the community welfare fund of our parish. The fund is built up by regular contributions from parishioners and disbursed as follows. 50% for medical aid, education aid, rations and assistance to the needy on merit, 10% is allotted to each sector for community building activities, 5% in a pool to assist poorer sectors, 10% as reserves for emergency/contingent use, 20% to the Church for support/facilities/amenities provided and for usual maintenance and 5% for Development Fund to meet recreational and other expenditure for parishioners.

Leena Barboza

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These lay ministers perform a vital role of taking communion to people who are sick and homebound and who cannot make it for regular Sunday Mass. Most of them also render assistance in distributing communion to the crowds that attend our Masses, as well as imposing ashes on Ash Wednesday and blessing throats on the Feast of St. Blaise.

Millie Menezes

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The objective is self-sanctification of its members and those with whom they come in contact through prayer and active apostolic works. The members reach out to people of all faiths by family visits, encouraging prayer and participation in parish and SCC activities, directing people needing help, visiting institutions, casual conversations with people on the streets, etc. They also work with SCC units in organizing certain programmes like parent-youth interaction. There is a senior Tamil unit, 5 senior English units and a English junior unit.

Maxim D’Cruz

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The members prepare and conduct the Liturgy during Advent, Lent, Feast Days and special occasions and are lectors or cantors for daily Masses. Regular practice helps the lectors to proclaim the Word of God and not just read it. The group coordinates and collaborates with sectors needing help in preparing and conducting the liturgy. The liturgy is enhanced with choirs at every Mass.

Victor Lobo

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The members prepare and conduct the Liturgy during Advent, Lent, Feast Days and special occasions and are lectors or cantors for daily Masses. Regular practice helps the lectors to proclaim the Word of God and not just read it. The group coordinates and collaborates with sectors needing help in preparing and conducting the liturgy. The liturgy is enhanced with choirs at every Mass.

Peter Rodrigues

9892075476

The members prepare and conduct the Liturgy during Advent, Lent, Feast Days and special occasions and are lectors or cantors for daily Masses. Regular practice helps the lectors to proclaim the Word of God and not just read it. The group coordinates and collaborates with sectors needing help in preparing and conducting the liturgy. The liturgy is enhanced with choirs at every Mass.

Rolin Furtado

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It is conducted for couples expecting a child in the immediate future to help prepare them for parenthood. It aims at giving them a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, insights into the development of the child from the pre-natal to the nurturing years and also on the spiritual, physical and psychological aspects of the family. Both the responsibility and the accountability to God of the parents and god-parents are stressed upon in the course.

Luz Maria Engineer

9819358295

The Adult Catechumenate is a programme for adults of other faiths who want to know more about Jesus. A systematic presentation of the person and teachings of Jesus enable them to know him better. The type of catechesis given is informal, interactive, community oriented and inculturated, spread over a period of at least one year. If they freely choose to follow Christ, they are baptized at the Easter Vigil Mass.

Luz Maria Engineer

9819358295

The Adult Catechumenate is a programme for adults of other faiths who want to know more about Jesus. A systematic presentation of the person and teachings of Jesus enable them to know him better. The type of catechesis given is informal, interactive, community oriented and inculturated, spread over a period of at least one year. If they freely choose to follow Christ, they are baptized at the Easter Vigil Mass.

Peter Fernandez

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Small Christian Communities or SCCs as is popularly called aims at a significant shift in the style of functioning in the Church from the erstwhile hierarchical, clergy led dispensation with the laity accustomed to pray, pay and obey towards a collaborative movement where the laity increasingly become active participants, willing to share in the mission of the Church and to take on responsibilities. The purpose of the SCCs is to look after the
a) material needs;
b) the human growth and
c) the spiritual growth of its members;
in other words, the holistic development of every Catholic.

Rose Mary Tauro

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Their work is caring for the poor and marginalized irrespective of caste and creed, trying to make them self-reliant, visiting adopted families, hospitals, homes and orphanages, monthly ration aid, education and medical assistance, house repairs and providing job opportunities, organising get-togethers on the feast of St Vincent de Paul and Christmas. The Juniors look after the needs of poor children through Project Book Bank and organize interactive programmes for them.

Jason Miranda

9619504109

Their work is caring for the poor and marginalized irrespective of caste and creed, trying to make them self-reliant, visiting adopted families, hospitals, homes and orphanages, monthly ration aid, education and medical assistance, house repairs and providing job opportunities, organising get-togethers on the feast of St Vincent de Paul and Christmas. The Juniors look after the needs of poor children through Project Book Bank and organize interactive programmes for them.

Jason Gonsalves

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A group of volunteers who come forward on Sundays’s, special occasions, Holy Week, etc. who help at the liturgical service and contribute to the order and smooth flow of the services.

Violet D’Sa

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The aim is to keep the members to praise God for having created them as women and to organize programmes and activites that would enable them to liberate women in distress.

Jane Fernandes

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The parish is striving to form Neighbourhood Youth Groups with a three fold purpose: fellowship, formation and service. The Parish Youth Council cordinates all the activities of the NYGs.