It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website for the parish of Immaculate Conception Church. Whether you are a new-comer to our area in search of a parish home, a member of the parish family or your life of faith has drawn you to seek this information. It is my conviction that God has a plan for you to become involved in the worship and ministries of the church.
Our parish has been in existence since 1541 and is located in the heart of Panjim has served and continues to embrace the diverse generations of Catholics.
In prayer, worship and service, we gather in His Name, relying on His promise to be in our midst. Founded firmly in the faith and truth of the Catholic Church, we are proud of the legacy of our ancestors and are hopeful for our future. Without the Lord’s grace there is no other purpose for our existence.
I invite you to review our website in its infancy and encourage you to contact us if you have questions about our parish or its ministries. If you are a parish member, there is a wealth of information for you to use and to offer your many talents in service to your parish.
May God be with you and those you love as you live your journey of faith!
From the Parish Priest's Desk
My Dear Parishioners,
After having spent the Lenten season in prayer, fasting and almsgiving for 40 days plus, we have now reached to the culmination of our preparation for the worthy celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through His passion, death and resurrection we have been redeemed by Jesus Christ. Thus we also have a share in the triumphant victory brought about by Jesus Christ over sin and death.
Therefore, let us rejoice because the Lord has truly risen and together with Him, we are now reborn to a new life. The reality we reflect upon is that Jesus died to gather together the children of God who were scattered. This is the greatest accomplishment of Jesus in fulfilment of God’s salvific plan.
I, along with my brother priests, express my joyful Easter greetings to all my dear parishioners, young and old, children and youth, that the risen Lord be the way, the truth and the life for us, so that at the end of our earthly journey, we too may have a share in the glorious life of the risen Lord.
I also prayerfully remember our parishioners who are sick, lonely, homebound, and especially those afflicted with the Corona virus. We pray that these our brothers and sisters, in spite of their limitations, may also rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with the hope that their sorrows and griefs will be transformed into the source of blessings.
I recall prayerfully the words of Pope, St. John Paul II, “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is the song of our Victory.” Therefore, let us strive to work together in our parish, so that, like Mary Magdalene, we may become proclaimers of the Good News that Jesus has risen and lives forever. Let us translate and express the new life we have received through Jesus’ resurrection, in our good deeds and selfless service to our brethren.
A joyful and blessed Easter to one and all!
– Fr. Walter de Sa
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
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