Circulars Issued by the Archbishop of Goa and Daman

Letter - Correction - of - Register


To the Parish Priests, Chaplains and Assistants

Dear Rev. Father,

In recent years there have been several requests for corrections in the various registers of our Parishes. It is found that at times the petitioners do not bring the required documents.



(January 30, 2009 )

(Approved English version of the Message No. CP/205/2009, written originally in Konkani language, on the occasion of World Peace Day 2009)

January 30, the day of Mahatma Gandhi’s martyrdom, is the Day of Peace for the Church in India. Entire populations in nations living in poverty have a negative bearing on peace: so had late Pope John Paul II expressed in his message for the Day of Peace in 1993.

And people in India are living in excessive poverty!

Campaign of Prayer and Penance in the Month of October


To the Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful in this Archdiocese 

Subject: Campaign of Prayer and Penance

in the Month of October

(Approved English version of the Message No. CP-Cir/215/2008,
written originally in Konkani ) 

Dearly Beloved,

            Millions of our fellow citizens continue to be in the grip of untold anxiety and suffering in the wake of natural as well as man-made disasters, which have hit them in the recent weeks.  On the one hand, it is the floods in Bihar and Orissa, which have made the greatest number of victims and caused many deaths. On the other, it is the terrible and senseless atrocities that tens of thousands of peace-loving and law-abiding citizens in a number of States are being subjected to in the name of religion; and lastly, it is the condemnable terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in a few cities across our nation.

Violence in the State of Orissa

Theme: Violence in the State of Orissa

(Approved English version of the Circular Letter No. CP-Cir/202/2008
written originally in Konkani language)

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

Circular Letter

All Catholic educational institutions in the Archdiocese shall remain closed on August 29.

  1.  September 7, Sunday, will be observed as a day of prayer and fasting.

  2.  A signature campaign will be organized to express our condemnation.

  3.  Protest Rallies will be held in a couple of places in Goa. More details will follow. 

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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