Auxiliary Bishop of Mumbai Domnic Savio Fernandes to be the Main Celebrant for this year’s Feast Mass of St Francis Xavier at Old Goa

29/10/2015 … With less than a month left preparations are in full swing around old goa for the upcoming feast of st francis Xavier which begins from 24th of November next month and would bring in over lakhs of visitors to old Goa …

This year bishop would be the main celebrant for the feast mass of st francis Xavier would be bishop domnic savio fernandes auxiliary bishop of Mumbai while the preparations for novenas and liturgy are done by the family centre goa …

The nine-day novenas in preparation for the feast of Goa’s patron saint, Francis Xavier, will commence on 24th of november next month with the first mass starting at 6am and seven more daily throughout the day at Old Goa till the feast day where in masses start at as early as four in the morning.

A special pandal is always been erected outside the Basilica of Bom Jesus to accommodate the devotees thronging the former capital from various parts of the state, country and world.

Speaking to goanreporter.com rector of bam jesus basilica fr savio baretto said that the this year the theme for the feast of st francis Xavier has been focused on mercy of goa chosen by the church as let us honour st francis Xavier and let us also be fountains of gods mercy

Fr baretto also stated that thinking of gujrati and trying to find out the number of people who could come for mass and if request come then we could think about it

The nine-day novenas in preparation for the feast of Goa’s patron saint, Francis Xavier, will commence on 24th of novermber next month with the first mass starting at 6am and seven more daily throughout the day at Old Goa till the feast day where in masses start at as early as four in the morning.

As always a special pandal has been erected outside the Basilica of Bom Jesus to accommodate the devotees thronging the former capital from various parts of the state, country and world.

 

 

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