PHILIP VAZ (M.A. in Religious Edu., Doctorate in Ministry)
A well educated and systematic Parish Priest of St. Mother Teresa Church is an M.A.from Fordham University, New York and a Doctorate from San Francisco U.S.A. He has done a Diploma in Catechesis from Christa Jyoti College, Bangalore. He was earlier a Parish Priest at Palle for six years and prior to that he served as director at Jeevan Darshan for 12 years and Bahare Pastoral Centre for 8 years. A Convener for the Diocesan synod and organizer of the Mission consultation. He was the main organizer for the Jubilee year (2000) celebration in the diocese of Vasai. He was Dean of two deaneries. He has written over 60 books in Marathi and organized many seminars to form the laity in various areas of leadership in Vasai Diocese. Leadership in Catechetical and Biblical studies for laity, Liturgical Renewal and Family Ministry in the diocese of Vasai Is now on the Diocesan Censor Board and was the first Director of Doctors’ Guild in Vasai. He is on the team of Marathi encyclopedia for Christianity.
ASST. PARISH PRIEST
A highly active and dynamic Asst. Parish Priest of St. Mother Teresa Church. He is the Spiritual Director of the Legion of Mary of the Diocese of Vasai since 2010. He is the Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Vasai, inspiring the young boys by his example to follow the path of religious life.
He has served as an Asst. Priest in St. Gonsalo Garcia Church, Barampur, St. Paul Church, Nanbhat and Infant Jesus Church, Vasai (East)
Here at St. Mother Teresa Church, he is the religious head guiding the Youth, Sunday School, Altar Servers, Prayer group, Family Cell and SVP