Fr. Henry Rebello
I am Fr. Hendrico Rebello (Fr. Henry if it helps) from Goa, south-west part of India. I was ordained a priest for the Society of the Catholic Apostolate on May 1st 2006. I served as a Prefect of the Students as well as Vocation promoter during my first assignment in Goa. I had a great opportunity to visit Catholic schools and organized summer camps and through that process I helped some of the young men to discern their vocation in life. After two years I was asked to be an Administrator of a Pallottine Minor Seminary and Retreat Center where I assisted the young seminarians to take deep spiritual roots in their priestly vocation.
My next assignment was assisting in pastoral ministry in Our Lady of Assumption Church and visa processing to come to Michigan. I was appointed as Associate Pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Livonia for two years. That gave me a springboard for my ministry in this Archdiocese, I am sure that I will always cherish the experience, years to come. Next assignment was Associate Pastor at St. Valentine and Our Lady of Loretto Parishes, Redford. I‘ve enjoyed all my assignments and I look forward to many years of ministry and service to the community of St. Charles and St. Anne. I enjoy ministering to all groups and I’m thankful to God for the opportunity to do Christ’s work at St. Charles’s and St. Anne parishes.
I grew up in a beautiful state called Goa, renowned for its beaches, Catholic churches and world heritage architecture. It is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. I am the third of the four children of Mrs. Luiza Maria Mascarenhas and the Late Inacio Rebello. After graduating from Holy Cross Institute School, I fulfilled my childhood dream of joining the Seminary. I studied for the priesthood at different stages of formation in Pallottine Seminaries for thirteen years.
I am thankful for my vocation and I look forward to serving the people of God to the best of my ability in the years to come. I believe my experience of twelve years as a priest will give me great joy to have a positive impact on the faith lives of the people at St. Charles and St. Anne. We have been blessed with the good news of the Gospel, which I love to share in my ministry.
Please join us as we celebrate God’s love for us in the Mass. All are welcomed!