Fr Jose de Sousa was a Diocesan Priest who worked as the Vicar in the Church of Sao Matias, Malar, Goa. The St Matias Church at Malar on the Island of Divar in Goa was built in 1590. He was previously the Vicar of Se de Diu. He was then the Parish Priest of Chicalim, Goa. He died on 21 January 1997.