St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Vasco Da Gama, Goa

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History:
The St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Vasco Da Gama, Goa is called Santo Andre Igreja in Portuguese. The St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Vasco Da Gama, Goa is also called the Vasco Church popularly locally in Goa.  The Vasco church was founded by the Jesuits in 1570. The inaugural mass was celebrated with great solemnity of the 5th of April in 1570. The present St. Andrew the apostle church, Vasco Da Gama, building was built in 1594, having gone through some substantial changes over the years. The parochial residence of St. Andrew the apostle church, Vasco Da Gama, was considerably extended in 1989, at the personal expenses of the then Parish Priest, Late Fr. Antonio. F. Couto.

The Chapels without Chaplains in the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Vasco Da Gama, Goa are Our Lady of Merces Chapel, Vaddem, Vasco Da Gama, Goa, Our Lady of Piety Chapel, Mangor, Vasco Da Gama, Goa, The Holy Cross Chapel, New Vaddem, Vasco Da Gama, Goa and the St Sebastian Chapel, Bhuteabhatt, Patrong, Vasco Da Gama, Goa.

The Religious Orders present in the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Vasco Da Gama, Goa are the religious women orders of The Presentation Sisters (PBVM) and the Cluny Sisters (SJC). The Presentation Sisters are based at Presentation Convent, Mangor Hill, Vasco Da Gama, Goa and the Cluny Sisters are based at St Catherine of Alexandria Cluny Convent at Vaddem, Vasco Da Gama, Goa.

The Educational Institutions in the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Vasco Da Gama, Goa are St Andrews Higher Secondary School, Vasco Da Gama, Goa, St Andrews Institute, Vasco Da Gama, Goa and St Andrews ICSE School, Vasco Da Gama, Goa  St Theresa’s High School, Vasco Da Gama, Goa which is run by the Presentation Sisters. The Cluny Nursery, Vasco Da Gama, Goa and The Cluny Technical Institute, Vasco Da Gama, Goa run by the Cluny Sisters. The Jeeban Jyoti Social Centre, Vasco Da Gama, Goa run by the Presentation sisters and The St Catherine’s Hostel for working girls, Vasco Da Gama, Goa is also run by the Cluny Sisters.

The Number of Parishioners in the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Vasco Da Gama, Goa is around 20,000.
The Feast of the Patron saint of the Vasco Church, St Andrew is celebrated on November 30 every year.

The Parish Priest of St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa is Fr Gabriel Coutinho.
The Assistant Priest of St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa is Fr Adolfo Bruno Alvares.
The Assistant Priest of St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa is Fr Joevit D’Costa.
The Priest in Residence of St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa is Fr James Torres e Silva.

The address of the Vasco Church is St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa, 403 802
The Telephone contact number of the St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa is 0832 2512391
The Website of St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa is www.standrewschurchvasco.com
The Email address of St. Andrew the Apostle Church at Vasco Da Gama, Goa is standrewchurch@gmail.com

 

 

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