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Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of good will 

in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

THE JOY OF THE CANONIZATION OF BLESSED JOSEPH VAZ

 

Dearly Beloved,

The Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz on the 14th of January, 2015 is the culmination of more than three centuries of expectation and supplication on the part of his devotees from Goa, Mangalore, Sri Lanka and elsewhere. Coming Wednesday  will be, therefore, a unique day in the history of the Church in Goa, a day worth celebrating with special unction and joy, as the Patron of this Archdiocese will be declared a Saint of the Universal Church!

Synod of Bishops in Rome

 CP-Cir/178/2014

 

Circular

To the Parish Priests, Religious and Faithful of this Archdiocese

Praying for the forthcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings of Peace !

The Church is the Family of God on earth, in constant communion with the Holy Trinity and in unceasing communication with the world, as a living witness to the values of God’s Kingdom.  While living out this mission, the Church is engaged in constant prayer of intercession, bringing the various needs of the world to the Almighty and, conversely, conveying God’s unfailing protection and blessing on the family of man. 

Prayers for the victims of Jammu and Kashmir Disaster

            ARCHDIOCESE                               Archbishop’s House,

             OF                                     P.O. Box No. 216

          GOA AND DAMAN                               Panjim - 403 001

                              GOA - INDIA

PATRIARCHATE OF THE EAST INDIES                         Tel: (0832) 2223353, 2225291

                                                         Fax No: 91-832-2224139

                               E-mail: archbpgoa@gmail.co

 

           

               CP-Cir/176/2014

Circular

To the Parish Priests, Heads of Church Institutions and People of Good Will

Prayers and financial assistance for the victims of the Jammu and Kashmir Disaster

 

Dearly Beloved,

 

Greetings of Peace !

We are all aware, through the various sources of the media, about the unprecedented floods which have severely disrupted the lives of the people in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the last week. The rains and the ensuing landslides and massive flooding have left more than 200 people dead, displaced more than six lakhs of people, besides washing away bridges, roads and houses. Thousands of hapless people are still stranded in their villages, cut off from the rest of the world. Church buildings and schools are submerged under 20 feet of water, with priests and nuns stranded in the attics of their residences. They are yet to be reached by the rescue teams, even after a week.  The situation is all but appalling!

Praying for the Sainthood of Blessed Joseph Vaz

 ARCHDIOCESE Archbishop’s House,
OF P.O. Box No. 216
GOA AND DAMAN Panjim - 403 001
GOA - INDIA

 

PATRIARCHATE OF THE EAST INDIES Tel: (0832) 2223353, 2225291
Fax No: 91-832-2224139
E-mail: archbpgoa@gmail.co

CP-Cir/168/2014

Circular

To the Parish Priests, Religious and Faithful of this Archdiocese

Praying for the Sainthood of Blessed Joseph Vaz

 

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings of Peace!
It is heartening to see that Blessed Joseph Vaz, the Patron of our Archdiocese, is increasingly being invoked by the Catholic faithful of Goa, especially in times of need. An eloquent proof of this are the growing numbers of our faithful coming together all through the year, to pray at the Sanctuary of Blessed Joseph Vaz in Sancoale or even every month, at the Church of the Cross of Miracles in Old Goa, not to speak about the thousands who attend his annual novena and feast, every month of January.

Communion to the Sick by an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

 

 

 

Circular

To the Clergy, the Religious and the Lay Faithful of this Archdiocese

On the Sunday Ministry of Communion to the Sick 

by an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

(Approved English version of the Circular No. CP-Cir/228/2013 

written originally in Konkani language)

Dearly Beloved,

Golden Verse

1Korintkarank 7:38

Mhonnttôch aplê ankvar hoklê lagim logn zata to borem korta; ani logn zaina to odik borem korta.
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