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Sunday Publication 

15-12-2014:  

SUNDAY PUBLICATIONS

1.Ward meetings :

Parish Feast - 2014

09-12-2014:  

Francis of Xavier SJ lived a life of proverty and chastity.  He was raised to sainthood because of his intensive evangelizatoin, hard work and for prayerful life

Sunday Publications

Sunday Publications 7th December 2014

06-12-2014:  

Today is our patron’s feast and our parish feast. At 8.30 am Distribution of honouring to the Benefactors and PPP 

Confraternity

Confraternity

01-12-2014:  

In preparation of Parish annual feast, Bejai parish celebrated its Confraternity Sunday.  A difficult word to pronounce and has 

29-11-2014:  

 1.Today is the Confraternity Sunday and the Eucarist Procession.  The two masses in th morning will be at 7.00 and 8.30.  

28-11-2014:  

Obituary Cocess D’souza
w/o SF D’souza, Mother of Elma/Felix. Joachim/ Sonia. Mathew/Anitha. Nirmal/Seema.

 

Gratian DíSouza - Singer Composer and Lyricist

Gratian D’Souza - Singer Composer and Lyricist

27-11-2014:  

A well known personality for Bejaighars since 1978, for his famous

23-11-2014:  

1.  Ward Meetings 
     1.  New Road - Lenny Lewis, Jeswin Apts
     2.  Kodial Bail - Juliana Lobo

More News

Vicarís Message

Blessings of our Patron

As we are celebrating feast of St Francis Xavier patron of our Parish I take this opportunity to wish a happy feast and thank every one of our Bejai Parishioners for their continues support towards the mission from our Parish.   (Read More)

Recipies

Banana Fitters

Banana fitters

Mix above ingredients to medium thick

MUTTON SPINACH

MUTTON SPINACH

Clean, wash and drain the water from the mutton

Lemon and Herbs Mix Noodles

Lemon and Herbs Mix Noodles 

Marinate chicken with salt, vinegar,

Rajma Curry

Rajma Curry

1 big cup kidney beans soaked overnight and 

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 Fr Victor Machado 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

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