Fr Manuel Caetano Gomes was a native of Sao Bartolomeu, Chorao, Goa but was born in Bombay. He was the Vicar at Our Lady of Bethlehem Church, Bambolim, Goa. Fr Manuel Caetano Gomes passed away while in service at Bambolim in 1777. He also worked as the Vicar in the Church of Sao Bartolomew, ( St. Bartolomeu), Chorao, Goa. The St Bartolomeu Church on the Island of Chorao in Goa was built in 1569.