Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa

Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa, India

History:
The Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa is called  ‘Santa Cruz Igreja em Quepem, Goa’ in Portuguese. The Holy Cross Church, Quepem is popularly known as ‘The Quepem Church’ locally in Goa. The Quepem church was originally a primitive chapel constructed in 1825. The Quepem Chapel was built  by Canon Jose Paulo da Costa Pereira de Almeida. Canon Jose Paulo da Costa Pereira de Almeida was the Dean of the Cathedral chapter. The Quepem Chapel was affiliated to the parish of Paroda till it grew and needed to have a parish of its own. The Holy Cross Church, Quepem became a parish church by the provision of February 5, 1883. Significant repairs were made to the original structure of the Holy Cross Church Quepem in 1889 and in 1983 a  porch was added to the Quepem Church building.

The Religious Order in the Parish of the Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa are The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), The Missionaries of Charity (MC) and The Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany (BS). The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are based at Don Bosco Ganv in Prem Nagar in Quepem, Goa. The Missionaries of Charity are based at The St. Joseph’s Hoe at Zogla Vaddo, Quepem, Goa and The  Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany (BS) are based at St Mary’s Convent at Quepem, Goa.

The Educational Institutions in the Parish of Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa are the Pope John XXIII Higher Secondary School and the Pope John XXIII High School run by the Salesians of Don Bosco ( SDB).

The St. Joseph’s Home for the Destitute is run by the Missionaries of Charity (MS).

The Number of Catholic parishioners in the Parish of Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa is around 10,500.
The Feast of the Patron Saint, The Holy Cross is celebrated by the parishioners of Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa on the last Sunday of October every year.

The Parish Priest of The Holy Cross Church at Quepem, Goa is Fr Jose Caetano D’Costa.
The Assistant Priest of The Holy Cross Church at Quepem, Goa is Fr Aldrin D’Costa.

The Address of the Quepem Church is Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa 403705.
The Telephone contact number of The Holy Cross Church at Quepem, Goa is 0832 2662437.
The Email address of the Holy Cross Church, Quepem, Goa is hccquepem@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Institutions in the Parish

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Patron Saint

Religious Orders in the Parish