St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa

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History:
St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa is called ‘Sao Tome Igreja em Cansaulim, Goa’ in Portuguese. St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa is also called ‘The Cansaulim Church’ locally in Goa. The Cansaulim church was originally a chapel built by the Jesuits in 1567. According to ‘Orient Conquistado’ the St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim  was built before 1581. A different source quotes that St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa was built in 1588. Some time later three small chapels were built in Cansaulim. They were Our Lady of Remedies Chapel, Cansaulim, Goa,  St. Stephen Chapel, Cansaulim, Goa and St. Lawrence Chapel, Cansaulim, Goa. St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim was managed by the Jesuits till 1759. The present Cansaulim church was built by parishioners residing in Arossim, Cansaulim, Cuelim, Velsao, Pale, Chicolna and Issorcim.

The Number of Parishioner in the Parish of St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa are around 5,000.
The Feast of St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa is celebrated on 21st December every year.

The Religious order found in the parish of St. Thomas Churchat Cansaulim, Goa is The Holy Family Sisters (SFN). In the parish of St. Thomas Church at Cansaulim, Goa, the Holy Family Sisters (SFN) are based at the St. Anne’s Convent, Cansaulim, Goa.

The Educational Institutions based in the parish of St. Thomas Church at Cansaulim, Goa are The St Thomas high School, Cansaulim, Goa and the St Anne’s Pre Primary School, Cansaulim, Goa which is run by the Holy Family Sisters.

The St Lawrence Chapel at Arrossim, Cansaulim, Goa is the chapel in the parish of St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa which has a resident Priest. The Priest at St. Lawrence Chapel, Arrosim, Cansaulim, Goa is Fr Mariano Charles Colaco.

The Chapels without chaplains are Our Lady of Remedios, Cuelim Hill, Cansaulim, Goa.

The Parish Priest of St. Thomas Church at Cansaulim, Goa is Fr Jean Ruby da Cruz Fernandes.
The Assistant Priest of St. Thomas Church at Cansaulim, Goa is Fr Maurice Charles Colaco.

The Address of The Cansaulim Church is St. Thomas Church at Cansaulim, Goa 403712.
The Telephone Contact number of St. Thomas Church at Cansaulim, Goa is 0832 2754444.
The Email address of St. Thomas Church at Cansaulim, Goa is stthomascansaulim@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

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