Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa

History of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church) :
The Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim is also popularly called  ‘The Panjim Church’ by the people of Goa. The original chapel of  the village of Panjim was founded by the Dominicans before 1541. In 1584, the Dominicans established the college of St. Thomas on the same hillock. However this location was thick in forestation as a result some of the friars were fatally bitten by venomous snakes that abounded in that area. The college of St. Thomas was transferred to Panelim in 1596. The Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim  was previously a small chapel. The chapel was elevated into a parish church in 1600 and was entirely rebuilt in 1619. Meanwhile, Panjim came to be known as New Goa and succeeded the City of Goa (now Old Goa) as the capital of the state of 1843. The artistic staircase leading to the Panjim church was built in 1870 and the present parochial residence was constructed in 1977. The huge bell on the central belfry of the Panjim church previously belonged to the Monastery of St. Augustine in Old Goa. The Panjim Church due to its prominent location is also a popular tourist spot and among the top churches visited in Goa. The Panjim Church is popular for its processions during the period of lent.  Popular scenes depicted in the processions of the Panjim church are the Passion of Christ, which can be observed on Palm Sunday. The procession at the Panjim Church is one of the most attended events during the period of lent in Panjim. Images from the Panjim Church lent procession can be seen here

 

Chapels (with Chaplain) at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church)
St Sebastian Chapel , Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa

Chapels (Without Chaplains) at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church)
St. Thomas Chapel, Sao Tome, Panjim, Goa
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Chapel, Panjim, Goa
St. Francis Xavier Chapel, Portais, Panjim, Goa

Religous Orders based at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church)
Society of Jesus (SJ) based at Jesuit House, Panjim, Goa
Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) based at Don Bosco’s Panjim, Goa.
Handmaids of Christ (HC) based at Lar Maria Goretti, Panjim, Goa
Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) based at Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa
Franciscan Missionaries of Christ the King (FMCK) based at Institute Piedade, Panjim, Goa
Daughters of the Heart of Mary (DHM) based at Nirmala Niwas, Altinho, Panjim, Goa
Congregation of the Carmelite Religious of Trivandrum (CCR) based at St Xaviers Institute, Susheela Building, Panjim, Goa
Missionaries of Charity (MC) based near Don Bosco’s Panjim, Goa.
Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FHIC) based at Mary Immaculate Convent, Rua de Ourem, Panjim, Goa.

List of Educational Institutions at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church)
Nirmala Institute of Education, Panjim, Goa run by DHM
Don Bosco higher Secondary School, Panjim, Goa run by SDB
Don Bosco High School, Panjim, Goa run by SDB
Don Bosco College, Panjim, Goa run by SDB
Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Panjim, Goa rum by FHIC
Nirmala Kindergarten. Panjim, Goa run by DHM
Carmel Kindergarten, Panjim, Goa run by CCR

List of Social Institutions at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church)
Home for the Destitute, Panjim, Goa
Lar Maria Goretti, Hostel for Girls, Panjim, Goa run by HC
Nirmala Hostel for Girls, Panjim, Goa run by HC
Prabodhan Kendra for Counselling. Panjim. Goa run by DHM
Childline, Panjim, Goa run by DHM
Caritas Goa, Panjim, Goa run by Caritas.
Mother Theresa Home, Panjim, Goa run by MC
St Joseph Dispensary, Panjim, Goa.
Healing Teach Medical Bus, Panjim, Goa.
Lar de Estudantes, Panjim, Goa.

The Number of Catholics in the Parish of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church) is 6500.
The Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church) is celebrated on 8th December every year.

The Parish Priest of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa is Fr Cleto Luis Santana Pereira.
The Assistant Priest of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa is Fr Milagres Dias.
The Assistant Priest of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa is Fr Ramiro Jesus Do Carmo Luis.
The Priest on Staff at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa is Fr Antonio Xavier Sousa.
The Priest on Satff at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa is Fr Jose Filomeno Fernandes.

The address of  the  Panjim Church is Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa  403001.
The Telephone Contact number of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church) is 0832 2426939.
The Email address of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa ( Panjim Church) is iccchurch_08@yahoo.in

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