Fr Cleophas Dominic Fernandes
Parish Priest & School Managing Trustee

Date of birth: 25 September 1947
Ordained: 24 April 1976

Pastoral Ministry

  • Assistant, Rosary Church, Mazagaon (1976–1979)
  • Assistant, Diocesan Pastoral Centre (1979–)
  • Parish Priest, St. Andrew’s Church, Bandra (1995–1997)
  • Director, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Bandra (11 years)
  • Dean, Bandra Deanery (two terms)
  • Vasai (6 months)
  • Rector, St. Pius X Seminary, Goregaon (1999–2007)
  • Parish Priest, Our Lady of Salvation Church, Dadar (2007–2008)
  • Director, National, Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Centre of the CBCI, Bangalore (2008–2014)
  • Parish Priest & School Manager, St. Pius X Church & High School, Mulund (2014–present)
  • Dean, Thane Deanery (2016–present)

Other Responsibilities

  • Member of the International Council for Catechesis, the Vatican (6 years)
  • President, Association of Rectors of Major Seminaries of India (3 years)
  • Chairman, Conference of Diocesan Priests of the Archdiocese of Bombay (2014–present)
  • Think Tank Committee (with Bp Allwyn D’Silva) (2016–present)
  • Coordinator, Network Pastoral Asia (2014–present). An organisation of Directors of National Pastoral Centres in Asia, under the patronage of the International Catholic Mission Society (missio), Aachen, Germany
  • Founder & Core Team Member, Power to Lead (2006–present). A values-based leadership movement

Pius Thoughts: Fr Cleo