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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Objectives: Alcoholism is estimated to be the number one killer disease in the world, affecting the mind, body, and soul.  The association commonly referred to as AA is ready to help anybody, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, tradition, language, through scientifically-organized programmes.

Contact: Rev. Fr. Lawrence D’Cunha, Superior, at Anubhav.

ALTAR SERVERS

Purpose: To assist in the Holy Eucharist and other liturgical functions in the church and on the church campus.  We encourage the spirit of love and devotion to the Church and the Eucharist amongst children.

Contact:
Head: Wendell Mendonca – 99300 08623 
Asst. Head: Princita Menezes – 98921 76519

COUPLES FOR CHRIST

Missionary Families of Christ (Earlier known as Couples for Christ)

Vision and Mission: We are an evangelistic and missionary community, committed to become families empowered by the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth.

Contact details:
Head: Elias & Elizabeth Pais – 98205 91654

Asst. Head:  James & Flavia Monis – 98670 95800

Official website: http://missionaryfamiliesofchrist.org/

CENTRE FOR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION (CCO)

Contact:
Agnes DSouza
Office: 022 28131656 Mob: 9819740084

COUNSELLING CELL

Contact:
Head: Jeena Jeeroy – 98198 88730

Asst Head: Christy Leitao – 98209 94755

CHARISMATIC (ENGLISH, HINDI & KONKANI)

English:
Benny DSouza – 9322566065
Joseph Thomas – 9867811436

Konkani:
Leader: Hilary DMello – 9869718162 

Asst. Leader: Hilary – Sequeira 9769062332

Hindi:
Rajan Fernandes – 8828226221 
Carmine Ferrao – 9867166069

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

EMRC (Extra-Ordinary Minister Holy Communion)

Contact:
EMCH Head: Prasad Naik – 9833007669
Asst Head: Diago Fernandes – 9702188146

HOPE & LIFE MOVEMENTS (WIDOWS & WIDOWERS)

Hope and Life movements (Widows & Widowers):

Contact:
Head: Edna Henriques 9821864964 
Asst:  Winnie Cutinha 9892208286

To help widows and widowers gain emotional stability in times of loneliness by being prayerful, joyful and helpful to others in need.  Also, to facilitate acceptance of God’s will, with a view to carrying on with faith and trust.

LEGION OF MARY (ENGLISH & KONKANI)

The Legion of Mary endeavours to walk in the footsteps of Mary our Mother, and live out her ways by taking care of others’ spiritual and psychological needs.

Contact:
Legion of Mary (English):
Head: Nelson Fernandes – 9892514068
Asst Head: Olivia Mascarenhas – 9920313072

Legion of Mary (Konkani):
Head: Juliet DSouza – 9867989669
Asst Head: Juliet DSouza – 9967069724

LCD TEAM

The members of the LCD TEAM’ work in the church in an invisible way.  Every member shows maturity and assumes responsibility to be on time to manage the LCD console. They also co-ordinate with the Choir and display hymns as well as all the prayers in time.

Contact:
Head:  Joe DSouza 98335 71960
Asst. Head: Irene Lobo 98205 66782

MIRA ROAD GOAN ASSOCIATION

Contact:
Head: Ciena Almeida – 9821648955
Asst Head: William DSouza – 98211 35220

OCDS (ENGLISH & KONKANI)

Thrust and objectives: OCDS members attempt to live out the spirit of Carmel.  The main challenge facing Lay Carmelites and their community is to translate the essential elements of the Carmelite charism into daily life in the secular world.

St. Elizabeth of Trinity Community (English): Jubilee Cardozo – 9819503270

St. Joseph Community (Konkani): Rosy D’Souza – 9820172005

PRE-BAPTISM

Pre-Baptism
A couple expecting their first baby is required to undergo this course conducted by the Parish.  The course deals with brining up the child in the Christian way of life, parental responsibilities and training on dealing with post-delivery stress.

Contact:
Head: Stephen DSouza – 98206002991 Asst: Leandro DSouza – 9987596710

PARISH LECTORS GROUP

Objectives: To proclaim the Word of God through readings from the books of the Bible at the services of the mother Church. To assist in any other activity or event related to the proclamation of the faith, as may be decided by the group.

Lectors (English): Head: Fay Lobo 9820358518
Asst. Head: Janet Veigas – 9819569732


Lectors (Konkani):
Head: Monica DMello – 9969505342
Asst. Head: Diego Rodrigues – 9892107622

PARISH LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATIONS

Konkani Welfare Association:
Head: Calisth Cardoza –  9869711162    
Asst. Head: Jerald  DSouza – 9892062519

East Indian Foundation
Head: Conson Sarabical – 9821463092
Asst. Head: Audry Rego – 9819433021

Malaylam Association:
Head: Jacob Archarambil – 9969879884    
Asst. Head: Susan Joseph – 8779675752

Gujarati Association:
Head: Eliza Parmar – 9867377679   
Asst. Head: Celine Solanki – 9892012883

Tamil Association:
Head: Anthony Gomes – 9867739637
Asst. Head: Robert Rosario – 9892498235

Goan Association:
Head: Clena Almeida – 9821648955
Asst. Head: William DSouza – 9821135220

PARISH BIBLE CELL

Objective is to create greater awareness about the Bible and the Word of God and to bring clarity about Holy Scripture.

Contact:
Faye Mackinley – 9833283792

 

PARISH FAMILY CELL

Vision & Mission: To be Diversified and accommodating Family Cell; conducting outreach programs, building families through Prayer and service by aligning the teachings of the church.

Contact:
Team Leaders: Joe D’souza – 9833571960 & Elsie D’souza – 9619015890
E-mail: Joe.Elsie@hotmail.com

PARISH PRISON MINISTRY

To spread awareness that prisoners are human beings; in need of our help, care, concern and love, through spiritual, moral and psychological needs.

Contact:
Head – Faye Mackinley – 9833283792
Asst. Head: Anthonette D’souza – 9819736607

 

PARISH PASTORAL HELPERS

To assist priests during liturgical celebrations by way of managing congregation movement, seating arrangements, facilitating distribution of communion by Eucharistic Ministers.

Contact:
Head: Joseph Menezes – 9819807787 
Asst. Head: Brian D’Sa – 8879645198

RCIA

RCIA conducts classes for those embarking on the journey of initiation every Saturday7 to 9 p.m.

Contact: 
Head – Sudha Dsouza – 8451957686
Asst. Head: Kavitha Furtado – 7498092830

SVP (ST. VINCENT PAUL)

Objectives/tasks:
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

Contact:
Head: Shalet Fernandes – 98191 44391
Asst. Head:  Clifford Faria – 91670 33937

official website: https://ssvpindia.org

SUNDAY SCHOOL CATECHISM

Objective: To impart matters of the faith in young Catholic children, create love for the word of God, further Biblical insights.  Also, to assist them in their religious upbringing along with parents, and prepare them for the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Sunday School Co-ordinator:
Prima Quadros – 9619135890

Sunday School Asst. Co-ordinator:
Jerald DSouza – 9892062519

Para liturgy Section:
Head: Avil Noronha – 86522 32045  
Asst. Head: Janet DSouza – 9867184768

Primary Section:
Head:  Prima Quadros – 9619135890   
Asst. Head: Siena DSilva – 9892198196

Secondary Section:
Head: Jerald DSouza – 9892062519 
Asst. Head: Serena DSilva – 9821677127

Confirmation Section:
Head: Christy Leitao – 9820994755
Asst. Head: Jenifer Naik – 8433704004

SENIOR CITIZEN ASSOCIATION

Objective: To encourage interaction, exchange views with other senior citizens and create feeling of belonging & warmth among the aged.

Contact:
Head: Malen Pereira – 99671 89785
Asst. Head: Joseph Rodrigues – 77770 83455

ST. JOSEPH TAMIL ASSOCIATION

Contact:
Head: Anthony Gomes – 98677 39637
Asst. Head: Robert Rosario – 98924 98235

ST. JOSEPH MALYALAM ASSOCIATION

Contact:
Head: Jacob Archarambil – 99698 79884 
Asst. Head: Susan Joseph – 87796 75752

ST. JOSEPH KONKANI WELFARE ASSOCIATION

Given importance to the development of Konkani language, this association support under-privileged children by providing annual fees, medical aid to sick and poor.

For contact details refer to PARISH LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATIONS

TECHNO MINISTRY

To maintain error free IT peripherals and equipment’s so that parishioners join in singing and actively participate in the mass & other church activities.

Contact:
Head: Richard Fernandes – 90224 06999
Asst Head: Joel D’Sa – 84518 31400

WOMEN CELL

Contact:
Head: Lucy Lobo – 97692 42813
Asst. Head: Debbie Zuzarte – 77387 53005