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Obituary-Cecilia DíSouza

Obituary - Cecilia D’souza


Cecilia D’souza (83), M/O Suresh D’souza, passed away on 26th October 2016 noon, Funeral cortege will leave residence at

Sunday Publications 23.10.2016

Sunday Publications - 23.10.2016


The second term Sunday Catechism will begin from today at 8.30 am.  All the children should attend the Catechism

Mission Sunday

Mission Sunday


World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for the Catholic Church throughout the world to publicly renew its commitment to

Obituary-Sybil Dísilva

Obituary - Sybil D’Silva


Sybil D’Silva 57 years old, D/o Bernard and Hermogena D’solva, Sister of Errol / Olin , Joythi / Inas, Denzil / Serena, 

Sunday Publication 16.10.2016

Sunday Publications 16.10.2016


Today after the 8.30 am mass there will be auction sale and food stalls. Please hand over the Mission Sunday envelops

Sunday Publications

Sunday Publications 09.10.2016


Today at 10.00 am ICYM Bejai, unit organizes an Inter ward Cricket and Throw ball competition. We wish them all success. 

Motherís Day

Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day—called Mothering Day in the U.K.—can be traced back to ancient pagan practices, but it has gone through a lot

Toddler Steps towards Clean Environment

Toddler Steps towards Clean environment


Environment is a place where humans as well as plants and animals live. Keeping it clean and neat is our responsibility.

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Parish Team

-Parish Team -
"For a dedicated and loving service to the community" 
Fr. Wilson Vitus D’Souza
Parish Priest
  Fr. Stany Pinto     Fr. Robert D’Souza


Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa

Cook carrot in a pressure cooker along with milk

Banana Fitters

Banana fitters

Mix above ingredients to medium thick



Clean, wash and drain the water from the mutton

Lemon and Herbs Mix Noodles

Lemon and Herbs Mix Noodles 

Marinate chicken with salt, vinegar,

About St Francis Xavier Church

St Francis Xavier Church, Bejai established in the year 1912 is in the heart of Mangalore city in the South Canara District of Karnataka State in India. It is situated at a distance of 2 kms from the Diocesan headquarters and is surrounded by Bendore, Bondel, Milagres and Derebail parishes.

Bejai was once a part of the Cathedral Church. Because of the long distance from the church and the difficulties experienced by the people here, a land measuring 5.37 acres was obtained from the government in 1670 for a cemetery and a mortuary chapel was raised on the plot. The priests from the cathedral offered Sunday masses here.

On March 22, 1912 Bishop Perini, S.J., gave Bejai a resident chaplain. He was Fr Sebastian Noronha. His successor Fr Joseph Peter Fernandes built a portion of the presbytery. The present church was built in 1924 by Fr A. E. Colaco who had succeeded Fr Fernandes. He also completed the presbytery and panned the belfry. Fr Leo Saldanha completed it in 1937. Fr Robert L. M. Pinto renovated the church.

Fr Bernard L. D'Souza put up the huge shopping complex and also the Hall as income generating assets to the church. Later lot of developmental works took place under the visionary leadership of Fr Joseph Peter Tauro. Presently Rev Fr. Wilson L Vitus D Souza serves as the parish priest of Bejai church. As on today the parish has 24 wards, 1225 families and 5012 parishioners. Under the patronage of great missionary St Francis Xavier the church strives to become a vibrant Christian community and be a witness to the Kingdom of God.

Mass Timings

Sunday Mass
Saturday 5:30 PM
Sunday 5:30AM, 7:00AM, 8:30AM(E), 9:30AM(CH), 4:30PM
Daily Mass
Monday - Saturday 6:30AM, 5:30PM
Tuesday 5:00PM

Upcoming Events

Feast of St. Lawrence
Feast of St. Lawrence, on 10th August
Varado Yuva Samavesh
Episcopal City Varado ICYM unit - Varado Yuva Samavesh

Izoicho Kolo ::

Bejai has been famous for writers. Parish bulletin to bring unity, awareness, educate people in matters of faith and other useful things especially to give an opportunity to people, youth, children to write. This parish magazine is published and is supported by many advertisements.

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