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Parish Choir Core Team

 


Fr. Lancy Mendonca
Spiritual Director

 


 

 

 

Parish Priest:                              Fr. Melvin D'Cunha
Spiritual Director:                       Fr. Lancy Mendonca

Head                                                           Venora Lobo

Established:                               1990

Founder:                                      Fr. Michael Morris Shenoy


St. Joseph Parish Choir Core Team:

Objectives & Vision:

The Parish Choir is responsible for enriching the quality of the Liturgical Services and programmes held by the Church, through music, and for achieving wholehearted and meaningful participation of the Congregation at these Services. It does this through the selection and performance of hymns and liturgical choral pieces at various Masses, Services and Church Feasts.

The Vision of the Central Committee is to identify new talents and induct them in the various choirs of the parish singing for different mass and to train all the choir to have a uniformity way of participating in the Eucharistic celebration.

 

Brief History:

The choir practice starts with the inception of the small Christian community in Mira Road. People used to gather in houses to sing to the Lord and participate in the Holy Eucharist. The priests encouraged these people to form a group to sing to the Lord. In the absence of amenities and musical instruments, these members gradually formed a strong group that would always assist the priests during the liturgy.

 

Present Method of Operating:

The Parish Choir works in conjunction with the Parish Liturgical Committee with regard to the selection of hymns vis- à-vis the liturgy of the day/feast, as well as the role of the Choir in relevant parts of the service in question. The Parish Choir sings for all the major events of the Parish, like the Parish feast, Christmas, Easter, Confirmation etc.

The Choir deploys existing Diocesan music material, in addition to sourcing material from other sources. Practice and rehearsals are generally held on Saturdays at 7.30 pm to 10 pm in the Anubhav Conference Room or in the Church Community hall.

 

Outlook:

The Choir attempts to maximize participation on two fronts – in the actual singing by the Congregation at the Services, as well as in membership of the Choir. Though it has a relatively strong membership base, it currently encourages new membership for the main Church Feasts, namely Easter and Christmas. Parishioners are welcome to join this choir, irrespective of which other choir of the Parish they belong.

The parish choir is expected to be an example and model to all other choirs of the Parish.

 

Major Projects to date:

Singing for Christmas, Christmas Carnival, New Year, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass, Confirmation, Parish Feast, Infant Jesus Feast and for the Feast of Nativity of Mother Mary on 8th September.

 

  St. Joseph Parish Choir - 2011-2013
       
  Allan Rodrigues Leader
  Claire D'mello Asst. Leader
       
       
       
  First Name Last Name  
1 Allan Rodrigues  
2 Anushka Lobo  
3 Arka Navle  
4 Ashä Fernandes  
5 Cherryl Dsouza  
6 Christopher Vaz  
7 Christopher Mascarenhas  
8 Claire Dmello  
9 Clinton Dmello  
10 Crystal Coutinho  
11 Desmond Saldanha  
12 Ferdinand Dsouza  
13 Francesca Baptista  
14 Gyzel Rodrigues  
15 James Gonsalves  
16 Jason Lobo  
17 Joanita Coutto  
18 Krisha Dsouza  
19 Lloyd Sequira  
20 Manali Gomes  
21 Melwyn Kadam  
22 Michelle Fernandez  
23 Mingueline Mascarenhas  
24 Morris Tixeira  
25 Natasha Pinto  
26 Orlene Dcunha  
27 Prannoy Roche  
28 Preemrose Aranha  
29 Priyanka Roche  
30 Renita Dsouza  
31 Renita Furtado  
32 Rini Lobo  
33 Robin Nambiar  
34 Royston Mathias  
35 Savio Fernandes  
36 Seby Vaz  
37 Sheldon Fernandez  
38 Simone Tauro  
39 Stephina Thomas  
40 Sylvester Dias  
41 Tansy Fernandes  
42 Thanyaola Keitang  
43 Venora Lobo  
44 Vipreeth Dsouza  
45 Wilson Dsouza  

 

  St. Joseph Church Choirs - Saturday & Sunday
       
       
  Saturday 6.00 pm Choir  
No Name Designation Email id's
       
1 Camillus Dmello Leader camillusdmello@gmail.com
2 Clinton D'mello Asst. Leader  
3 Christine Dmello    
4 Mabel Thomas    
5 Paulina Dias    
6 Melvin Tixera    
7 Gyzel Rodrigues    
8 Louisa Menezes    
9 Cynthia Rodrigues    
10 Joseph Thomas    
11 Swebert Dmello    
12 Jeshma    
       
  Saturday 7.15 pm Choir  
No Name Designation  
       
1 Asha Fernandes Leader asha.fernandes@gmail.com
2 Rachel Lewis Asst. Leader  
3 Simone Tauro    
4 Joanita Coutto    
5 Lia Rebello    
6 Alroy Vaz    
       
       
  Sunday 8.15 am Choir  
No Name Designation  
       
1 Allan Rodrigues Leader allanocd@gmail.com
2 Preemrose Aranha Asst. Leader  
       
3 Anushka Lobo    
4 Tansy Fernandes    
5 Crystal Coutinho    
6 Thanyaola Keitang    
7 Krisha D'souza    
8 Manali Gomes    
9 Preemrose Aranha    
10 Angelina Fernandes    
11 Stephina Thomas    
12 Wavelin Tellis    
13 Allan Rodrigues    
14 Wilson Dsouza    
15 Lenin Silveria    
16 Jeason Danthy    
17 Lester Rodrigues    
18 Melwyn Kadam    
19 Cloyd Dmello    
20 Royston Mathias    
21 Mario Tauro    
22 Prescilla Aranha    
       
       
  Sunday 9.20 am English Charismatic Choir   
No Name Designation  
       
1 Sheldon Fernandez Leader  
2 Nikhil Vaz Asst. Leader  
3 Orlene Dcunha    
4 Priyanka D'souza    
5 Venora Lobo    
6 Helena Fernandes    
7 Michelle Fernandez    
8 Wilma D'cunha    
9 Odette Dcunha    
10 Stephanie Nazareth    
11 Nikhil Vaz    
12 James Gonsalves    
13 Jason Lobo    
14 Saviola Mascharnes    
       
       
  Sunday 9.30 am Childrens Choir   
No Name Designation  
       
1 James Gonsalves Leader james01_g@rediffmail.com
2 Claire Dmello Asst. Leader dmelloclaire@gmail.com
3 Lyrica Essex    
4 Alisha Lobo    
5 Nichelle Colaso    
6 Stephanie Nazareth    
7 Lanza Fernandes    
8 Daisy Lobo    
9 Saviola Mascranhas    
10 Edlin Pereira    
11 Priyanka D'souza    
12 Elton Fernandes    
13 Meryll Vincent    
14 Victor    
15 Wilfred Gonsalves    
16 Stephen Lewis    
17 Alloycias Fernanes    
18 Aaron Henriques    
19 Anela Fernandes    
20 Venisha Pinto    
21 Mercy Alvares    
22 Ninoshka Fernandes    
23 Ian Cardoza    
24 Sinona Shirazi    
25 Joil Quadras    
26 Melroy Quadras    
27 Swebert D'mello    
       
       
  Sunday 11.00 am Choir  
No Name Designation  
       
1 Robin Nambiar Leader  
2 Sharon Dcosta Asst. Leader  
3 Asha Mendonca    
4 Lancelot Mendonca    
5 Jubecca Pereira    
6 Francesca Baptista    
7 Angela Lobo    
8 Santosh Fernandes    
9 Rita Fernandes    
10 Esha    
11 Samantha Nambiar    
12 Mariya Doma    
       
       
  Sunday 5 pm Chorus of Angels Choir  
No Name Designation  
       
1 Renita D'souza Leader  
       
3 Bryan Dsouza    
4 Arka    
5 Lynette    
6 Christopher    
7 Seby    
8 Craig    
9 Desmond    
10 Ruth    
11 Vipreeth    
12 Elveera    

 

     
 
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