Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa

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History:
Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa is called ‘Espirito Santo Igreja em Margao, Goa’ in Portuguese. The Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa is also popularly called ‘The Margao Church’ locally in Goa. The first Holy Spirit Church in Margao was founded by the Jesuits in 1564. This church was however destroyed in a fire in 1571. The second Holy Spirit Church, Margao was built in 1571, also got destroyed eight years later and the third also was short lived. The fourth Holy Spirit Church, Margao church was built a little further away in 1589. It was consecrated in 1595, enlarged in 1604 and lasted till 1645. The present Holy Spirit Church, Margao church, the fifth one was built in 1675. According to Oriente Conquistado, ”Holy Spirit Church, Margao is the largest and the most beautiful church in Salcete.”

The Religious orders based in the Parish of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa are The religious Men order of Society of the Missionaries of St Francis Xavier (Pilar Fathers)(SFX), The Religious Women orders based in the parish of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa are Apostolic Carmel (AC), Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FHIC), Franciscans of St Mary of the Angels (FSMA), The Sisters of Charity (SCCG). The Society of the Missionaries of St Francis Xavier (Pilar Fathers)(SFX) are based at Padre Agnel Bhavan Provinvialate (SFX), Antonio Pacheco Road, Margao, Goa.
The Apostolic Carmel (AC) are based at Carmel Seva Mandir Convent, Borda, Margao, Goa. The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FHIC) are based at Lar de Santa Clara, Abade Faria Road, Margao, Goa and at Presentation Convent, Near Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa. The Franciscans of St Mary of the Angels (FSMA) are based at Clergy Home, Fr Miranda Road, Margao, Goa and The Sisters of Charity (SCCG) are based at Hospicio Hospital, Margao, Goa.

The Educational Institutions in the parish of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa are The Holy Spirit Institute, Margao, Goa and Pilar Music School, Borda, Margao, Goa run by the Pilar Fathers.

The Social Welfare activities in the Parish of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa is the Clergy Home for the aged Priests, Margao, Goa. The Media sale centre Light house is also present in the parish of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa. Also present in the Parish of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa is the St John Paul II Complex where religious activities of the parish are held.

The Chapels with chaplains in the parish of Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa are
Our Lady of Piety Chapel, Monte Hill, Margao, Goa.
St. Joaquim Chapel, Borda, Margao, Goa.
Our Lady of Carmel Chapel, Mungul, Margao, Goa.
The Chapel without a resident chaplain is Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel, Ambajim, Margao, Goa.

The number of Catholics in the parish of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa are 17,500.
The Feast of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa is celebrated 50 days after Easter every year.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th is celebrated grandly at the Holy Spirit Church, Margao. Goa.

Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa publishes a parish bulletin called Voices which is distributed every month to its parishioners.

Current Priest at  Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa.

The Parish Priest at Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is Fr Francisco Avinash Rebelo.
The Assistant Priest at Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is Fr Savio Joseph Pinto.
The Assistant Priest at Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is Fr Dominic Savio Rodrigues.
The Priest on Staff at Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is Fr Nascimento Mascarenhas.
The Priest at Home at Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is Fr Valmiki Gonsalves Dias.

Past Priest at Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa
Fr Jose Antonio Almeida.

The Address of the Margao Church is Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa 403601.
The Telephone Contact number of Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is 0832 2714005.
The Email address of Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is parishoffice@holyspiritchurchgoa.com
The Website of Holy Spirit Church at Margao, Goa is www.holyspiritchurchgoa.com

 

 

 

Chapel

Institutions in the Parish

Upcoming Events

Mass Timings

  • Sunday Mass in Konkani6 am, 7 am, 8 am, 10.30 am
  • Sunday Mass in English9.15 am
  • Weekdays Mass in Konkani6.30 am, 7.15 am, 8.00 am
  • Wednesday Novena Mass in Konkani5.30 pm
  • Saturday Evening Mass (Sunday Vigil Mass)6.00 pm
  • First Friday Adoration Mass5.45 pm

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Patron Saint

Religious Orders in the Parish