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Obituary-Mrs Monthi Pereira

Obituary _ Mrs Monthi Pereira


Mrs. Monthi Pereira 79 years old, Resident of “Charms Enclave” 7th Cross or MCF Colony Road, Bejai New Road, Sankaigudda 

Preparation for Nativity of Mother Mary

Preparation for Nativity of Mother Mary


Nativity of Mother Mary is mainly celebrated among Mangalorean Catholics as family feast and its general practice of 

Preparing for a Clean Departure

Preparing for a Clean Departure 


When we came to this world our elders took us to the best possible clean and hygiene hospital for delivery.  But when they

Love one and other as i loved you



The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus and is mentioned in only one of the gospels of the 

Final Journey of Fr Archibald

Final Journey of Rev Fr Archibald Albuquerque


The first burial we have an account of is that of Sarah (Gen. 23). The first 

Sunday Publications-Aug 24, 2014



1.Last Sunday’s collection Rs. 21,020/-

2.Ward Meetings:

Sad Demise of Fr Archibald S Albuquerque

Sad Demise of Fr Archibald S Albuquerque 


Funeral Details of Fr Archibald Albuquerque : Bishop’s house announcement states that the funeral will be held on Friday

St John Paul II Shrine at Bajpe

Bajpe Shrine


When we hear the word “Shrine” first thing appearing to our mind is a large Statue outside our church building.  And most

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Mary how beautiful thy name Mary most highly favored one Hail full of grace.

We rejoice for it is Mary’s great feast of her Assumption into heaven. On earth she followed the way of Jesus, she lived.  the beatitudes wholeheartedly and now she shares in Jesus gloryRead 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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Divine Schdule
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