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Sunday Publication 23-11-2014

Sunday Publication 23-11-2014


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

Nightingale of Bejai-Preema Rodrigues

Nightingale of Bejai - Preema Rodrigues


Preema Rodrigues, is well known to me, as we both grew together in Bejai.  She is Daughter of Late Mr.Lawrence Rodrigues,

Sunday Publication 16th Nov 2014

Sunday Publication 16th Nov 2014


1.  Ward meetings
     1.  Nod– Kadri   – LCS Hall, Children’s day- 4.30 pm

Forte - Global Music Carnival

Forte - Global Music Carnival


A Konkani Song by Late Mr Bennette Pinto of Bejai say ‘Sangeeth Amcham jeevan, sangeeth amchaim pavan, sangeethac 

Seven Marbles

Seven Marbles


South Canara is multilingual place with multiple cultures and Religion, well know for its wise citizens and communal harmony.

Childrenís Day

Museum B ward – Children’s Day 


We, Museum B ward members came together with our children to celebrate “Children’s Day” on 9th Nov, 2014. 

Jasmines of Bejai

Jasmines of Bejai 


It is our pleasure to announce our shinning star of Bejai, Mr. Andrew L D’Cunha of Church B ward has won two


Church B ward celebrated Ward Day with a picnic


The positive effects of outdoor activities as family have been recognized and accepted for generations, but are even more

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Vigar Ullaitham

‘Monthi Fest’ is a great feast.  It is the celebration of the birthday of our Blessed Mother Mary.  Today we rejoice in the birth of Mary and thank God for her who is His beautiful gift to the human race. 

 Mary is our Mother.  Her birth brightened the prospect of the entire human race that dwelt in the shadow of death.  She is the hope and the dawn of salvation for the whole world. READ MORE


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,

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

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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