Parish Priest

V. REV. FR. DENIS D’SA

Date of Birth               :           20.09.1964

Place of Birth              :           Kallianpur

Ordained Priest             :        14th May 1990

  • Is a Graduate in Arts from Mysore University
  • Has a Diploma in Communications from National Institute of Social Communications Research & Training (NISCORT), New Delhi
  • Has a Diploma in Pastoral Communications from Gregorian University, Rome

Parishes / Institutions Served

  • Assistant Parish Priest in: Udyavar;  Bejai;  Rosario Cathedral
  • Parish Priest in Narampady ( Kasaragod) for 4 years
  • Assistant Director of Sandesha, Foundation for Culture & Education ®,Mangalore for 2 years.
  • Director of Sandesha Foundation & Sandesha College of Fine Arts, only College in Mangalore University, from 01.09.2000 to 10.05.2006.
  • Secretary to the Karnataka Regional Council of Bishops’ Commission for Communication from 01.09.2000 to 10.05.2006.
  • Administrator Designate, Father Muller Medical College Hospital ) 05.2006  to 11.08.2006
  • Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital : 08.2006 – 20.05.2008
  • Administrator, Father Muller Medical College, Father Muller College & School of Nursing, Father) Muller College of Allied Healh Sciences:  from 21.05.2008 to 30-06-2013
  • Parish Priest of St. Anthony Church, Kuntalnagar from 2013 to 2018.

Offices Held

  • Secretary of Mangalore Christian Council for 5 years (representing the Catholic Diocese of Mangalore)
  • PRO of Mangalore Diocese for 2 years

Achievements

  • Honored with the “Kalanidhi” Award by the Kerala State Konkani Catholic Prathisthana in the year 1998.
  • Sandesha, Foundation for Culture & Education ®, was honored with Rajyotsava Award both by the State Government and District Administration in the year 2005 under his tenure.
  • Sandesha cultural troupe has performed in India and abroad under his leadership.
  • Productions: MOG KOR PELEACHO; KALLIZ GAITA; PRAKAAS (Konkani Devotional songs).
  • Sandesha Digital Recording Studio which is in par with any of the recording studios in the Metros, was built and dedicated to Sandesha Foundation under his tenure.
  • Has directed the following :
    • Cassettes & CDs :- Jaya Jaya Deva, Namma Naadu, Jagaruka Raaga, Janadani, Mana There         – Awareness songs
    • Ballets/Dance dramas :  Shantala, Harmony, Ashtapushparchane
    • A 90 minutes ballet “CHAITHANYODAYA”, staged with more than 300 artistes in a multimedia presentation (dance, drama, audio-visuals) on the occasion of the Post Centenary Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Diocese of Mangalore in Nehru Maidan on 12th February 2012.
    • Ballet: SEVA SANGAMA” on 5-1-2015, on the Occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Gerosa High School with more than 200 artistes.
    • Judged “Sodh”- Season 1 conducted by Maand Sobhan at Kalaangan
    • Was/Is a Judge for the Daijiworld reality Show: “Mujo Thalo Gaythalo”
    • Judged for Big Singer for J, organised by Big J TV-2017
    • Was aJudge for Konkani singing competitions organised by Konkani Naatak Sabha, Jeppu Parish in memory of Late Sri Konkan Kogul Wilfy Rebimbus,
    • Was one of the judges for the finals of GVOM held at Doha Qatar ( in 2012?)
  • Has conducted more than 300 Seminars on Media Education, Communication, Value education, Art and Culture, Inter-religious dialogue for High school & College students, Youth & adults.

Now in Udupi Diocese:

  • Public Relations Officer
  • Director for the Diocesan Health Commission
  • Parish Priest of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva.
  • Member of College of Consultors.