From the Parish Priest's Desk
The Archbishop-Patriarch released the Pastoral Letter on 2nd June, on the occasion of the solemnity of the Ascension of the Risen Lord, to usher in another Pastoral Year for the Catholics in Goa.
Based on the parable of the good Samaritan (Lk 10: 25-37), the letter is indeed an open invitation to all the peoples, irrespective of any particular religion, for reflection on human dignity as well as for action towards the upliftment of the most vulnerable section of peoples like the poor, old, marginalized, depressed, suffering injustices, denied of their basic human rights and those living in sub-human conditions.
We welcome this letter with an expectation that it will inspire and motivate our parishioners to reach out to others and ‘live for others’ in imitation of the good Samaritan.
It is needless to say that opportunities will abound to translate love into action. St. John rightly points out, “My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action” (1 Jn 3:18).
In consequence, we ourselves will be “enriched in every way for great generosity” (2 Cor 9:11) for “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9:7).
May God bless all our endeavours.
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Parish Priest Welcomes You
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!
Fr. Walter de Sa
The Church has four altars. The main altar is consecrated to our Lady of Immaculate Conception. On either side there are two altars - one of 'Bom Jesus' and the other of 'Our Lady of Rosary'. The fourth altar which is that of Sacred Heart of Jesus, is just in front of the pulpit.