St. Francis Xavier Church, Chicalim, Goa

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Histroy
The St. Francis Xavier Church, Chicalim, Goa is called ‘
Igreja de São Francisco Xavier em Chicalim, Goa’ in Portuguese. The St. Francis Xavier Church, Chicalim, Goa is also popularly known as the Chicalim church locally in Goa. The Chicalim church was founded in 1625 by the Jesuit society in Goa. The Chicalim church was then rebuilt in 1747. The Chicalim Church was initially dedicated to St Bartholomew, however it was later dedicated to St Francis Xavier.

The Religious orders found in the parish of St. Francis Xavier Church, Chicalim, Goa are The Religious men of The Society of the Catholic Apostolate Pallottines (SAC) and The Congregation of Christian Brothers (CFC). The Religous women order present in the Chicalim Parish are The Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD).

The Society of the Catholic Apostolate Pallottines (SAC) is based at The Pallotti Home at Chicalim, Goa. The Congregation of Christian Brothers (CFC) is based at Chicalim, Goa and the Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD) is based at Cloistered Carmel Convent, Chicalim, Goa.

The Educational institution in the parish of St. Francis Xavier Church at Chicalim, Goa is Regina Mundi High School, Chicalim, Goa which is run by the Congregation of Christian Brother (CFC).

The Retreat Home and minor seminary of the The Society of the Catholic Apostolate Pallottines (SAC) – The Pallotti Home is also present in the parish of St. Francis Xavier Church, Chicalim, Goa.

The Number of Catholics in the Parish of St. Francis Xavier Church at Chicalim, Goa is around 2500.
The Feast of St. Francis Xavier Church, Chicalim, Goa is celebrated on 3rd December every year.

The Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Church at Chicalim, Goa is Fr Jose Antonio Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda.
The address of the Chicalim church is St. Francis Xavier Church, Chicalim, Goa 403711.
The Telephone contact number of St. Francis Xavier Church at Chicalim, Goa is 0832 2540099.

 

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