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Cathedral - St. Catherine of Alexandria

Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

Old Goa  +919822158464 

The first 'parent' of the Cathedral of Goa was a little chapel dedicated to St. Catherine. It was built in 1510 and enlarged in 1511. A Year later, a new church began to be built and was completed in 1531. When Goa became a diocese in 1533, the church of St. Catherine was raised to the rank of Cathedral. By virtue of the Papal bull "Etsi Sancta" of 1558, it was elevated to the status of a metropolitan archiepiscopal see. The present church building was completed only in 1631. The dedication of the church took place on February 6, 1898. The Cathedral is said to be the largest Christian house of worship in the East.

Open Hours
Weekdays, Weekends and Solemnities from 6:00 to 18:00

Times of Liturgical Celebrations
Holy Mass Weekdays - 7:00, 7:30
Saturday - 7:00, 7:30 & 18:00 (English)
Sunday - 7:30, 10:00 and 16:00
Adoration - 6:30 - 7:00 (Every Friday)

Hours for Confession
Confessions are being held in 19 deaneries of Goa and Pilgrimages are led to the Cathedral.

Other Information
The Archbishop has nominated 4 more Churches to undertake pilgrimages, to obtain indulgences & to offer prayers, namely St. Jerome's Ch; Holy Spirit Ch; Mother of the Poor Ch. & Holy Name Ch. in the Mission of Daman. These are declared because of the elderly, the sick and the differently abled so that even these frail and fragile persons can gain from the spiritual benefits of the Year of Mercy.

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