St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa

St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa

The St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa is called ‘Sao Cristovao Igreja em Tivim, Goa’ in Portuguese. The St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa is popularly called ‘The Tivim Church’ locally in Goa, The Tivim Church was built in 1623. The Franciscan Rectorate of Tivim, then inclusive of Pirna, Assonora, Sirsaim and Tivim, was founded in 1636 under the patronage of St. Christopher, the martyr. During the Maratha invasion of Bardez in 1683, the Tivim Church and the presbytery were burnt down, but were rebuilt within two years. The parish of  the Tivim church extended till Assonora, beyond which was the Apostolic Vicariate of Idalxa (Bijapur). Since 1766, the Tivim church is looked after by the diocesan clergy.

Chapel (with Chaplain) in the Parish of St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa
Our Lady of Lourdes chapel, Cansa, Tivim, Goa. The Chaplain of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cansa, Tivim, Goa is Fr Savio Jose Cirilo de Souza.

Chapels (without Chaplain) in the Parish of St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa
Mother of God chapel, Danua, Tivim, Goa
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Tivim, Maddel, Goa
St. Francis Xavier chapel, Gavoim, Tivim, Goa

Religious Orders based in the Parish of St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa.
Sisters of St Anne of Providence (SA) based at St Ann’s Convent, Tivim, Goa.
Sisters Adorers Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity (AASC), based at Nava Jyothi Rehab Centre, Tivim, Goa.
Sisters of the Mercy of the Holy Cross (SCSC), based at Holy Cross Convent, Asha Bhavan, Damedem, Tivim, Goa.

The Educational Institutions based in the Parish of St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa
St. Anne’s high School, Tivim, Goa run by the St Anne of Providence Sisters.
St. Ann’s Blooming Buds Pre Primary, Tivim, Goa run by the St Anne of Providence Sisters.

The Social Institutions based in the Parish of St. Christopher Church, Tivim, Goa are
Hostel for Girls, Tivim, Goa.
Craft Centre, Tivim, Goa.
Nava jyothi Rehabilitation Centre, Tivim, Goa run by Sisters Adorers Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity.
ASRO – AIDS Home, Tivim, Goa run by Caritas Goa and Sisters of the Marcy of the Holy Cross.

The number of Catholics based in the Parish of St. Christopher Church at Tivim, Goa is 4000.
The Feast of St. Christopher Church at Tivim, Goa is celebrated on the last Sunday of July every year.

The Parish Priest of St. Christopher Church at Tivim, Goa is Fr Justino Luciano Fernandes.
The Assistant Priest of St. Christopher Church at Tivim, Goa is Fr Joseph Correia.

The Address of the Tivim Church is St. Christopher Church at Tivim, Goa 403502.
The Telephone Contact number of St. Christopher Church at Tivim, Goa is 0832 2298274.
The Email address of St. Christopher Church at Tivim, Goa is tivimchurch@gmail.com.

Institutions in the Parish

Upcoming Events

Mass Timings

  • Weekdays Daily Mass7 am in Konkani and /or 8 am
  • Sunday Mass7 am. 8.15 am 9.15 am in Konkani
  • Wednesday Mass3.30 pm in Konkani
  • Saturday Mass7 am 6 pm in Konkani

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Patron Saint

Religious Orders in the Parish