St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa

St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa

St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa is called ‘Sao Joao Baptista Igreja em Benaulim, Goa’ in Portuguese. The St.John the Baptist Church, Benaulim was originally founded by the Jesuits in Colva in 1581; but due to marshy conditions of the place, the church was transferred to Monte Hill of Benaulim in 1596. The St.John the Baptist Church, Benaulim served the villages of Benaulim, Colva and Seraulim. Soon after 1596, the present St.John the Baptist Church, Benaulim was built in the ward that was later called ‘Povoacao’.

The Religious Orders based in the Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa are
The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), The Franciscan Hospitallers of the Immaculate Conception (FHIC) and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA). The Salesians of Don Bosco in Benaulim are based at Don Bosco Animation Centre, Pulvaddo, Benaulim, Goa. The Franciscan Hospitallers of the Immaculate Conception (FHIC) are based at Divine Providence Convent, Cana Benaulim, Goa 403716. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) are based at St Francis Xavier Convent, Pequeno, Pulvaddo, Benaulim, Goa.

The educational institutions based in the Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa are Auxilium Convent High School, Benaulim, Goa run by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
The Social Welfare Institution is the Divine Providence Home for the Aged run by the Franciscan Hospitallers of the Immaculate Conception (FHIC). A Retreat House is run at Don Bosco Animation Centre by the Salesians of Don Bosco.

The Chapel with a Chaplain in the Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa is Our Lady of Patrocinio Chapel, Pulvaddo, Benaulim, Goa. The Chaplain of Our lady of Patrocinio Chapel, Pulvaddo, Benaulim, Goa is Fr Benjamin Cruz Sacrafamilia.

The Chapels without Chaplains in the Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa is
St Francis Xavier Chapel. Monte Hill, Benaulim, Goa.

The Number of Catholics in the parish of St. John the Baptist Church at Benaulim, Goa is 8,000
The Feast of St. John the Baptist Church at Benaulim, Goa is celebrated on 24th June every year.

The Parish Priest of St. John the Baptist Church at Benaulim, Goa is Fr Lucio Dias.
The Assistant Priest of St. John the Baptist Church at Benaulim, Goa is Fr Valentine Alvares.
The Assistant Priest of St. John the Baptist Church at Benaulim, Goa is Fr Joao Francisco Coelho.
The Priest at Home at St. John the Baptist Church at Benaulim, Goa is Fr Can Caetano da Cruz Fernandes.

The Address of the Benaulim Church is St. John the Baptist Church, Benaulim, Goa 403716.

 

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