Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao, Goa

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History:
Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao, Goa is called ‘Nossa Senhora da Graca em Margao, Goa’ in Portuguese. The Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao, Goa is also popularly called ‘The Margao Grace Church’ locally in Goa. Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao was originally a chapel called the Capela de Batalhao, chapel of the Battalion – founded by the 1st Infantry regiment in 1812. The chaplaincy was detached from the parish of the Holy Spirit, Margao and elevated into the full fledged parish of Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao in 1959. The present Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao building was designed in modern architectural lines and was inaugurated on January 1, 1977.

The Religious orders in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao, Goa are The religious Men of The Society of Jesus (SJ), The Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD) and The Religious Women Order of The Apostolic Carmel (AC). The Society of Jesus (SJ), Jesuits are based at Loyola School Campus, Comba, Margao, Goa. The Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD) is based at The Carmelite Monastry, Aquem, Margao, Goa and the Apostolic Carmel Sisters (AC) are based at Fatima Convent, Margao, Goa.

The Educational Institutions in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao, Goa are
Loyola High School, Margao, Goa run by The Society of Jesus (SJ) Jesuits
Loyola Higher Secondary School, Margao, Goa run by The Society of Jesus (SJ) Jesuits
Fatima Convent High School, Margao, Goa run by the Apostolic Carmel Sisters (AC)

The Social welfare initiative in the parish of Our Lady of Grace Church at Margao, Goa is the Lar de Santa Teresinha run by the Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD). The Other initiatives are a Sunday Free Health Clinic and a Free Legal Cell.

The Number of Catholics in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao, Goa is 5,000.
The Feast of Our Lady of Grace Church, Margao, Goa is celebrated on 5th February every year.
The Address of the Grace Church Margao is Our Lady of Grace Church at Margao, Goa 403601.

 

 

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