Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa

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Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa is popularly known among Goan Churches as ‘The Fatorpa Church’ locally in Goa. The original Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa was a small chapel in Fatorpa. The Fatorpa Chapel was initially affiliated to the Parish of Cuncolim and later the Parish of Velim. The Fatorpa Chapel had a resident chaplain from June, 1954 onwards. The chapel was elevated to the status of the parish of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa in 1959.

A new church building of the Fatorpa Church was blessed on May 4, 1996. The special feature was that the plot on which the Fatorpa Church was built was purchased with the help of contributions of the parishioners. Each parishioner also offered sixteen days of free service of work. Each family also gifted fifty stones for the construction of the Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa. In 2002, the small Christian Communities in the parish carried out the extension of the cemetery of the Fatorpa church too.

Religious Orders
The Religious Order present in the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa is The Missionaries of Charity (MC). The Missionaries of Charity are based at Cotto de Fatorpa and run the Jyoti Bhavan Home for Destitute women as well as a Mobile Dispensary.

Number of Parishioners
The Number of Catholic Parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima Church at Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa is around 5,000.

Feast Day
The Feast of the Patron saint of the Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa, Our Lady of Fatima  is celebrated by the Parishioners on October 16 every year.

Priest Details
The Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa is under the Fransalians religious order.
The Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fatima Church at Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa is Fr Agnelo Lourenco msfs.
The Assistant Priest of Our Lady of Fatima Church at Cotto De Fatorpa, Goa is Fr John Robert msfs.

Contact Details
The Address of the Fatorpa Church is Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cotto De Fatorpa, Cuncolim, Goa 403703.

 

Institutions in the Parish

Patron Saint

Religious Orders in the Parish