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Assumption of The B. V. M Province

Parish Ministry


In 2012, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Pallottine presence in the Archdiocese of Goa, the Archbishop of Goa Most Rev. Filipe Nerei Ferrao has offered pallottines a parish at Badem, Anjuna. The name of the Parish is Our Lady of Miracles, and is situated about 4 Km from Casa Pallotti, Assagao. Fr. Siran Rebello, SAC, was appointed as its first Parish Priest. Followed by Fr. Caetano Crasto, SAC and the present Parish Priest is Fr. Patrick Joseph Socorro Furtado.
Fr. Patrick Joseph Socorro Furtado – Parish Priest
Our Lady of Miracles Church
Badem, Anjuna

The original Chapel of St. Francis Xavier was blessed and inaugurated in 1872. In 1971 the Chapel was elevated to the Church and erected as a Parish. In 1997 the Parish was entrusted to the Pallottines and Fr. Theodore D'Cunha, SAC, was appointed as the first Parish Priest and was assisted by Fr. Xavier D'Souza, SAC. The other Pallottine Fathers who served in this parish are Fr. William Monis SAC and Fr. Frank Jack Pinto SAC, Fr. Peter Mendes SAC, Fr. Jose Domingo Carvalho SAC is the present Parish Priest.
Fr. Jose Domingo Carvalho – Parish Priest
St. Francis Xavier Church
Mormugao, Harbour
Goa – 403 803

St. Joseph Church, Pernem, is the first Parish to be entrusted to the Pallottines in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. The original Chapel in Pernem was built in 1852 and erected into a Parish on January 02, 1855. The Church was rebuilt in 1864. The Parish was entrusted to the Pallottines by Most Rev. Raul Gonzales, Patriarch Archbishop of Goa and Daman, in 1996. Fr. Camilo Simoes was appointed as the Parish Priest. There has been active participation of Parishioners. Vibrant Pastoral animation and formation to lay leadership has been carried out. there is a finance committee called Cofre da Igreja de Pernem. Confraria, Charismatic renewal, Altar Servers, St. Vincent de Paul Committee, Parish Youth Association, Catechists, Parish Pastoral Council, tsnowed Litugical Animators, together constitute the Parish of St. Joseph, Pernem. the Presence of Pallottines in the Parish has enlivened the catholic life of the Parishioners. The Parish has 5 substations constituted of 11 Small Christian Communities. The other Pallottine Fathers who served in this Parish are Fr. Socorro Fernandes, SAC and Fr. Nelson Rodrigues, SAC. Fr. Frederico Leao De Souza, SAC, Fr. Paulo Dias, SAC, Fr. Joswalt Rodrigues, SAC and Fr. Avinash Francis Mascarenhas, SAC, is the present Parish Priest.
Fr. Avinash Francis Mascarenhas – Parish Priest & Correspondent, St. Joseph’s School
St. Joseph’s Church
Goa– 403 512

The parish of Our Lady of Assumption, Sarzora in South Goa. Originally the Chapel built at Sarzora in 1848 was part of the Parish of Chinchinim. The Parish was established on October 28, 1973. In the year 1999 the Parish is looked after by the members of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (The Pallottine Fathers and Brothers). Fr. Benedict Monteiro, SAC, was the first Parish Priest. Followed by Fr. Frederick D'Souza, SAC, Fr. Michael D'Almeida, SAC, Fr. Reginald Mascarenhas, SAC and Fr. Oswald D’Souza, SAC, is the present Parish Priest.
Fr. Oswald D’Souza – Parish Priest
Our Lady of Assumption Church
Sarzora, Chinchinim P.O., - 403 715
Salcete – Goa

The first chapel in the region was situated at Alorna and it was dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. It was destroyed by a flood in 1922, after which the chaplain transferred his residence to the chapel of St. Sebastian at Tormas. Subsequently, the Parish of St. Sebastian was erected on 20 th April, 1970. The Pallottines took over the parish from the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman in June 1997. Fr. Camilo Simoes, SAC, who was the then parish priest of St. Joseph Church, Pernem was appointed the Parochial Administrator. The Pallottine fathers Fr. Savio Vaz, SAC, Fr. Socorro Fernandes, SAC, Fr. Jose Gomes, SAC, Fr. Frank Pinto, SAC, stayed in Pernem and took care of the pastoral needs of the parish, under the guidance of Fr. Camilo Simoes, in the subsequent years. In 2003, Fr. Frank Pinto was appointed Parish Priest of Tormas and began staying at the Parochial House in Tormas. And was succeded by Fr. Camilo Simoes, SAC, Fr. Caetano Crasto, SAC, Fr. Siran Joquina Rebelo, SAC and Fr. Peter Patrick Mendes, SAC is the present Parish Priest.
Fr. Peter Patrick Mendes – Parish Priest
St. Sebastian’s Church
Tormas, Ibrampur
Pernem– 403 503 Goa

Daman Mission
In the year 2013, Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao, the Archbishop of Goa and Daman, has offered Pallottines a mission at Silvasa in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Fr Joseph Fernandes has been appointed as the Incharge of this Mission.

It was established in 2011, St. Joseph Parish was bifurcated from the main mother Church, .i.e., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nadiad. Over a period seven years different diocesan priests worked in the Parish, and in the year 2019, the Parish of St. Joseph was entrusted to the care of Pallottine Congregation, the Pallottine fathers of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province (ABVM) who have undertaken the care and running of the parish. The Parish is about 50 kilometers away from the headquarters of the Diocese of Ahmedabad. St. Joseph parish has no church building of its own at present. All its daily spiritual activities are being organized on the premises of St. Anne’s High School, Nadiad. The parish has an empty land on the outskirts of the city, with a plan to build a place of worship in the future. The has approximately 254 families in the Parish with parishioners living in both villages and settlements like societies. St. Joseph Church is a mission parish handed over to the Pallottine Fathers on the 9 th June 2019 by his Lordship, Most Rev. Athanasius Rathna Swamy the Bishop of the Diocese of Ahmadabad, in western India. At present there are two priests namely Fr. Juston Simoes, SAC and Fr. Walter Sequeira, SAC serving in the parish and are staying just below St. Joseph Hall, Mill Road in a rented house.Fr. Juston Simoes – Parish Priest
Fr. Walter Sequeira – Asst. Parish Priest
St. Joseph Hall
Opposite Madrasi Clinic
Mill Road, Nadiad
Gujarat – 387001