St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa

The St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa is called the ‘Santo Filipe e Tiago Igreja em Cortalim, Goa’ in Portuguese. The St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa is also popular among Goan Churches and is locally known as ‘The Cortalim Church’ in Goa. The Cortalim Church  was built around 1566 on the ground donated by the gaunkars. This land was given to the Jesuit college of St Paul. The Church built on this land was dedicated to the Apostles St Philip and St James. A chapel situated near the church marks the place where the first Jesuits to enter Salcete celebrated a mass to signify the event on May 1, 1560.

The Feast of St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of November every year.
The number of Catholics in the Cortalim Church parish are around 6,800.

The Chapel with a Chaplain in the Parish of St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa is the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Chapel located at Curpa vaddo, Cortalim, Goa.
The Chapel without a chaplain in the Cortalim Parish is Our Lady of Piety and Holy Cross Chapel at Sotram, Cortalim, Goa.

The Religious order present in the parish of St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa is The Pilar Sisters (PSA) who are based at Curpavaddo, Cortalim, Goa.

The Educational Institution in the Cortalim Parish is the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School at Cortalim, Goa.

The Parish Priest of St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa is Fr Diogo Manuel Fernandes.
The Assistant Priest of Cortalim Church is Fr Joulon Dias.
The Priest in Residence at Cortalim Church is Fr Paul Inchaplackal.

The Address of the Cortalim Church is St Philip and St James the Apostles Church, Cortalim, Goa 403710.
The Email Address of the Cortalim Church is cortalimchurch@ymail.com

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