Fr. Colman Carlos
Born: May 19,1965
Ordained: April 18, 1998
Asst. Parish Priest
Fr. Leon Mascarenhas
Born: August 4, 1978
Ordained: March 24, 2007
Fr. Leon grew up in the Parish of Our Lady of Vailankanni, Irla. His first appointment was at St. John the Evangelist, Marol. At Marol, he endeared himself to the young and old alike. His shy but warm smile, his friendly attitude made him quite popular with the parishioners.
At St. Anne’s Fr. Leon serves as Spiritual Director for the Legion of Mary. He is also the Spiritual Guide to the Altar Boys’ Association and the Good News Club.
Rev. Fr. Roque Gonsalves has been in residence at St. Anne’s Church since June 2003. He is chaplain to Gujarati-speaking Catholics since 2002. He took sabbatical leave from June 2001 to May 2003, to study Gujarati. He is much loved by his people and also in the parish.
Fr. Roque graduated in 1974 and did his B.Ed. in 1984. He has a wealth of experience as an educationist. He has served as Principal at Infant Jesus School, Jogeshwari from 1984-87, St. Stephen’s High School, Cumballa Hill, 1987-92 and St. Joseph’s High School, Umerkhadi, from 1992 – 96. He has been an assistant in the above churches and also at Our Lady of Assumption, Kandivili, Our Lady of Nativity, Palghar, and St. Anthony’s, Malwani.
He possesses a good sense of humour which he uses in his sermons, thus keeping the congregation attentive – and awake.
Fr. Prax has a serene and cheerful disposition. His quiet sense of humour and mischievous smile are an endearing feature, as is his insistence on detail and observance of tradition and church laws. He is also an accomplished musician. He used to pay the organ at Mass and sometimes the violin in St. Anne’s Choir.
His first assignment after he was ordained was at Our Lady of Salvation Church, Dadar followed by Sacred Heart Church, Santa Cruz, Our Lady of Glory, Byculla, Our Lady of Victories School, Mahim. He was appointed Parish Priest at St. Joseph’s Church, Juhu. From 1983 to 1987 he served in the Simla-Chandigarh Diocese.
On his return to Mumbai he served as secretary to the Archbishop and then was appointed Rector of the Basilica of Mt. Mary’s Bandra for seven years. Since 1996 he has been on the staff of our Parish. He has served as Spiritual Director of the Legion of Mary, an organization to which he has given devoted service.