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Sunday Publications

Sunday Publications


We request our parishioners to protect themselves against the Covid virus...

House Blessings

House Blessing - 2022


List for the house blessing is here.

New Year - 2022

New Year - 2022


The start of each year contains a lot of positivity, good energy, and good vibes...


Christmas -2021


Joy to the world, the Lord has come!...

Day of Outing

Day of Outing


A day of outing for the Altar Servers’ Sodality and YCS of Bejai Unit was held...

New Year Mass Timings

New Year Mass Timings


New Year Mass timings as follows:

Christmas Sauharda 2021

Christmas Sauharda 2021


Christmas season is the right time to spread Joy, Peace and Harmony in the Community. People should realize that we are all equal in this country...

Confirmation 2021

Confirmation 2021


The sacrament of Confirmation was conferred on the students by His Lordship Rt Rev Aloysius Paul D’Souza...

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Mass Readings for Sunday, 31 October 2021

That thou mayst fear the Lord thy God, and keep all his commandments and precepts, which I command thee, and thy sons, and thy grandsons, all the days of thy life, that thy days may be prolonged.  Hear, O Israel, and observe to do the things which the Lord hath commanded thee, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayst be greatly multiplied, as the Lord the God of thy fathers hath READ MORE


Chicken Curry Andra Style

Chicken Curry Andra Style 

Heat oil in a vessel, add curry leaves

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

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
Sunday 5:30AM(K), 7:00AM(K), 8:15AM(E), 9:30AM(CH), 4:30PM(K)
Daily Mass
Monday - Saturday 6:30AM, 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

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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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