History of DivyaKripa in the words of Mr. Clifford D’souza Having a separate parish of Kharghar was a dream we all had for a long time, and in June 2009 it became a reality with the formation of the Divya Kripa Parish with Fr. Gerald Fernandes as our Priest-in-charge. We thank Bishop Agnello Gracias and the Archdiocese of Bombay.
It is good to look back over the years and see how the formation of the parish took place.In June 2003, Kharghar was not so populated but Sector 12 and 21 and the villages of Belpada, Kharghar, Morbe and Owe had a few Catholics residing. Read more... PARISH CENSUS FORM >>
Fr. Lincoln was born on the 27 th of February 1967 to Oswald & Gladys Rebello. He is the youngest of the five siblings, with two sisters and two brothers. He lived all his life on the western suburbs of this beautiful city called Mumbai, in the parish Our Lady of Remedy Church, Poinsur. He completed his schooling from the parish school and graduated from St Andrews College, Bandra.
After working for 3 years he received his divine calling and consequently joined the Goregaon Seminary [St Pius College] in the year 1993 and was ordained a Priest on the 5 th April 2003. His first posting was in St Lawrence Church, Wagle Estate [2003 – 2007]. After serving in that parish for four years, he was posted at St Joseph’s Church, Goregaon East [2007 – 2011]. From here he moved on to serve at Holy Family Church, Pestom Sagar, Chembur, [2011 – 2015] and thereon to St Michael’s Church Mahim, [2015 – 2018]. From 1 st June 2018 he’s been serving at Divya Kripa Church, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.