Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa is called ‘Nossa Senhora de Lourdes Igreja em Valpoi, Goa’ in Portuguese. The Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa is popularly called ‘The Valpoi Church’ locally in Goa. The Valpoi Church was first a chapel, dating back to 1887. The Valpoi Chapel was affiliated to the parish of Sanquelim. The Valpoi Chapel was elevated to a separate parish by the provision of July 20, 1889. In 1947, the missionary post of Valpoi was created independently of the Deanery of Sanquelim and entrusted to the care of the members of the Salesian Society of Don Bosco. From 1966 till 1973, the Valpoi parish was looked after by a Diocesan priest, who built the present church structure in 1968 and the parish school in 1970. He was followed by a Salesian priest who handed over charge more definitely to the Diocesan clergy, in 1974. Since June 1996, theĀ  Valpoi Church parish is entrusted to the pastoral care of the members of the congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis of Sales.

The Religious Orders based in the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa are
Religious Men
Missionaries of St Francis de Sales based at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa.
Order of the Friars Minor (OFM cap) based at St Anthony Frairy, Valpoi, Goa

Religious Women
Handmaids of Christ (HC) based at Our Lady of Fatima Convent, Valpoi, Goa.
Pilar Sisters (PSA) based at Birondem, Valpoi, Goa.
Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod (SCC) based at Honda Prabhat Nagar, Goa.

Educational Institutions based in the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa.
Our Lady of Lourdes high School, Valpoi, Goa.
Our Lady of Fatima primary school, Valpoi, Goa run by the Handmaids of Christ.

The Chapel with a Chaplain in the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa is
Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, Birondem, Valpoi, Goa.
The Incharge of Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, Birondem, Valpoi, Goa is Fr Santiago Fernandes SFX.
The Priest on Staff at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, Birondem, Valpoi, Goa is Fr Mario Rebello SFX.

The number of Catholics in the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa is 445.
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Valpoi, Goa is celebrated on 11th February every year.

The Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Valpoi, Goa is Fr Daniel Afonso msfs.
The Priest at Home of Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Valpoi, Goa is Fr Placido Pereira msfs.
The Address of the Valpoi Church is Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Valpoi, Goa 403506.
The Telephone Contact number of Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Valpoi, Goa is 0832 2374821.

Institutions in the Parish