Fr Jose Maria Fernandes was a Diocesan Priest who worked as the Vicar in the Church of St John the Evangelist in Neura, Goa. The Church of St John the Evangelist at Neura, Goa was built in 1541. He was a native of Nerul, Goa. He was previously the Vicar at Sao Tome da Cidade. He passed away at Neura on 06 May 1846 and was laid to rest there at the age of 49 years.