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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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FAMILY – GOD’S FUNDAMENTAL INSTITUTION.
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Homily 7th Oct 2018 by  Fr Melwyn
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Homily 30th Sept 2018 by  Fr Lancy
Date: 30 Sep 2018
Homily 23rd Sept 2018 by  Fr.Nelson Cardoza
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Daily Readings
 March 24th, 2019
EX 17:3-7
Thought of the day
    March 24th, 2019 EX 17:3-7 Third Sunday of Lent – Year A Readings Lectionary: 28 Reading In those days, in their thirst for water, the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "Why did you ever make us leave Egypt? Was it just to have us die here of thirst with our children and our livestock?" So Moses cried out to the LORD, "What shall I do with this people? a little more and they will stone me!" The LORD answered Moses, "Go over there in front of the people, along with some of the elders of Israel, holding in your hand, as you go, the staff with which you struck the river. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock in Horeb. Strike the rock, and the water will flow from it for the people to drink." This Moses did, in the presence of the elders of Israel. The place was called Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarreled there and tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD in our midst or not?" Responsorial Psalm PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9. R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him. R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us. For he is our God, and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides. R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Oh, that today you would hear his voice: "Harden not your hearts as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the desert, Where your fathers tempted me; they tested me though they had seen my works." R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Reading 2 ROM 5:1-2, 5-8 Brothers and sisters: Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Verse Before The Gospel CF. JN 4:42, 15 Lord, you are truly the Savior of the world; give me living water, that I may never thirst again. Gospel JN 4:5-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" —For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.— Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, ' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water." Jesus said to her, "Go call your husband and come back." The woman answered and said to him, "I do not have a husband." Jesus answered her, "You are right in saying, 'I do not have a husband.' For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true." The woman said to him, "Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem." Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth." The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ; when he comes, he will tell us everything." Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one speaking with you." At that moment his disciples returned, and were amazed that he was talking with a woman, but still no one said, "What are you looking for?" or "Why are you talking with her?" The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people, "Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Christ?" They went out of the town and came to him. Meanwhile, the disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat." But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." So the disciples said to one another, "Could someone have brought him something to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, 'In four months the harvest will be here'? I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest. The reaper is already receiving payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together. For here the saying is verified that 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the work, and you are sharing the fruits of their work." Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me everything I have done." When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world." Or JN 4:5-15, 19B-26, 39A, 40-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" —For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.— Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, ' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water. "I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem." Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth." The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ; when he comes, he will tell us everything." Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who is speaking with you." Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him. When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."
     
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