Fr. Sebastian Fernandes Assumes Charge As Director, KROSS.

Fr. Sebastian Fernandes who had taken charge as Asst. Director, KROSS on 2nd February, 2015 assumed charge as full-fledged Director, KROSS with effect from 6th May, 2015 on his predecessor, Fr. Peter Brank relinquishing office.

Fr. Sebastian Fernandes hails from the Diocese of Karwar where besides serving in the Parishes, he served as the Director of the Karwar Diocesan Printing Press, Secretary of Diocesan Youth Commission, Asst. Director, Karwar Diocesan Development Council (KDDC) and Director, KDDC. He has a vast experience in field work as he has toiled for the upliftment of the Siddi Tribals in Yellapur & Haliyal Taluks, set up a community centre for care & support of the PLHIVs, served as the Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee, Karwar from 2010 to 2014 and has worked relentlessly for the protection & welfare of children in Uttar Kannada district.

He has a Master’s Degree in Social Works besides Bachelor degrees in Philosophy & Theology. He is a versatile sports person and a writer of short stories, articles, skits and dramas.

The official handing over of charge by Fr. Peter Brank to the new incumbent, Fr. Sebastian Fernandes took place in the presence of Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, President of KROSS, Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Antony Vazhapilly and the General Body Members who all wished him all success in his appointment.