Fr Antonio Matias Lazaro João de Deus Cota was a native of Chinchinim, Goa. He was the Vicar of Our Lady of Bethlehem Church, Bambolim, Goa. He also worked as the Vicar in the Church of Sao Bartolomew, (St. Bartolomeu), Chorao, Goa. The St Bartolomeu Church on the Island of Chorao in Goa was built in 1569. He was also the Vicar at Sao Jose de Areal. He was relieved from service at his request on 16 May 1973.