St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa is called ‘Sao Tome Igreja em Aldona, Goa’ in Portuguese. The St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa is popularly called ‘The Aldona Church’ locally in Goa. Aldona is the seventh parish established by the Franciscans in Bardez. The Franciscans started their ministry in Coimavaddo, where they built the original Aldona Church of the village, in the year 1569. Very soon, the need for a bigger and more centrally located church was felt and a second Church in Aldona was built in 1596, at the present location. As this was a mud structure, a new and strong edifice, which exists till date, was made ready before 1610. The parochial residence and the present sacristy to the Aldona Church were added by 1898 and the tower on the left side of the Aldona Church came up in 1927.

Chapels (With chaplain) in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa.
St Rita of Cassia Chapel, Carona, Aldona, Goa.
Mother of God Chapel, Corjuem, Aldona, Goa.
Our Lady of Piety Chapel, Quitla, Aldona, Goa.

Chapels (without Chaplains) in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa.
Holy Cross Chapel, Panarim, Aldona, Goa.
Mother of God Chapel, Ranoi, Aldona, Goa.

Religious Orders based in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa.
Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS)based at Fransalian Home, Aldona, Goa.
Pilar Fathers (SFX) based at Carona Local Community, Lima Vaddo, Carona, Aldona, Goa.

Apostolic Carmel (AC) based at, at Rosa mystica convent, Aldona, Goa.
Handmaids of Christ (HC) based at Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary Asylum, Aldona, Goa.
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) based at Auxilium Convent, Deverem, Carona, Goa.
Daughters of the Heart of Mary (DHM) based at St Bridget’s Institute, Aldona, Goa.

Educational Institutions based in the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa
Auxilium Primary School, Carona, Aldona, Goa run by (FMA).
Mae de Deus High School, Corjuem, Goa run by (D.S.E.).
St Thomas Higher Secondary School, Aldona, Goa run by (MSFS).
St Thomas Boys High school, Aldona, Goa run by (MSFS).
St Thomas Girls High School, Aldona, Goa run by  (A.C.).

Social Institutions based in the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa.
Asilo dos Sagrados Coracoes de Jesus e Maria, Home for the Aged, Aldona, Goa run by (H.C.).
St. Bridget’s Institute, Aldona, Goa run by ( Caritas – Goa/ D.H.M.).
St. Francis de Sales Boys Boarding. Aldona, Goa run by (MSFS).

The Number of Catholics based in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa is 7,000.
The Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday after Easter.

The Parish Priest of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa is Fr Arlino De Melo.
The Assistant Priest is Fr Mario Carvalho.
The Priest at Home at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa is Fr Francisco Ataide.
The Priest at Home at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa is Fr Aquiles Sousa.

The Address of the Aldona Church is St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Aldona, Goa 403508.

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