Welcome to our new Pastor

Fr Melvin Pinto was born on January, 9 1972 in Mangalore, Southern part of India. He is the son of the late Mr. Alexander Pinto and Mrs. Celine Pais. He comes from a family of eight, six boys, one deceased, and has two sisters and he is seven in his family. Fr Melvin joined the Carmelite order after completing grade 10, in the year 1987. He made his simple Religious Profession on 15/10/1991.

After completing philosophical studies in India, he decided to go to Tanzania for mission, so he did his theology in Tanzania. While there he made his final vows as a Carmelite on 16/07/1997 and was ordained as priest on 11/07/1999. He served in Tanzania Africa in different capacities, as associate priests, parish priests until 2012. Father opted to come to Canada in view of supporting the mission so he arrived to Canada in August, 2012, and was appointed as associate pastor of St Thomas More church in Calgary, Alberta. From 2014-2017 he served as the rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Prince George Diocese, British Columbia. At present serves as an administrator at Little Flower Monastery at Carmel Hill Deroche, British Columbia. We welcome Father Melvin to our parish and wish him Gods choicest Blessings.

 

Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas

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