Our Lady of Grace Church, Bicholim, Goa

Our Lady of Grace church, Bicholim, Goa

Our Lady of Grace Church, Bicholim, Goa is called ‘Nossa Senhora da Graca Igreja em Bicholim,Goa’ in Portuguese. The Our Lady of Grace Church, Bicholim, Goa is popularly called ‘The Bicholim Church’ locally in Goa. The first church of Bicholim built in 1652, was the cathedral of Bishop Mateus de Castro, apostolic Vicar of the Great Moghul. Bicholim came under Portuguese rule in 1781, the year in which the Our Lady of Grace Church, Bicholim was built and dedicated to Our Lady of Grace as the Patron saint. The parish of the Bicholim Church was under the administration of the Jesuit fathers for about thirty years, till 1989. A new building of the Bicholim Church was inaugurated in April 1998.

The Religious Order in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace Church, Bicholim, Goa.
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) based at Our Lady of Grace Convent, Bicholim, Goa.

The Educational Institution based in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace Church, Bicholim, Goa is
Our Lady of Grace High School, Bicholim, Goa.
Our Lady of Grace Convent Kindergarten, Bicholim, Goa.

The Social Welfare Initiative based in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace Church, Bicholim, Goa is
Our Lady of Grace Hospita, Bicholim, Goa run by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

The Number of Catholics in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace Church at Bicholim, Goa is 680.
The Feast of Our Lady of Grace Church at Bicholim, Goa is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May every year.

The Parish Priest of Our Lady of Grace Church at Bicholim, Goa is Fr Domingos Pereira.
The Assistant Priest of Our Lady of Grace Church at Bicholim, Goa is Fr Marcelino Mariano de Souza.

The address of the Bicholim Church is Our Lady of Grace Church at Bicholim, Goa.

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