News And Events

New Office Bearers

Monti Saibini Sabha 


The New Office Bearers are elected...


Rest in Peace


Agnes Juvana Lobo, aged 84 years, W/O.Late John Baptist Lobo, "LOBO COTTAGE", of Holy Family Ward, Anegundi, Bejai...

Sunday Publication

Sunday Publications - 19.09.2021


We remain grateful to Lions Club, Bejai, Lions & Leo Club Centennial, Bejai and Mangalore City...

Congratulations Alyson

Well Done Alyson Dsilva


Congartulations to Alyson...

Free Vaccination

Free Vaccination Camp


Free Covishield Vaccination Camp along with Lions Club Mangalore Bejai, Lions & Leo Club Centennial Mangalore and Mangalore City Corporation Health Centre, Bunder...




Congratulations to Alvita Olga D’Souza...

September 8

Glimpses of September 8


Some photos are available here...

Sunday Publication

Sunday Publications - 12.09.2021


We remain grateful to our parishioners for your whole hearted cooperation and support during the celebration of Nativity Feast...


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Sunday Readings

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


1st Reading – Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8

Moses said to the people:  “Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.  In your observance of the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin upon you, you shall not add to what I command you nor subtract from it. Observe them carefully, READ MORE


Chicken Curry Andra Style

Chicken Curry Andra Style 

Heat oil in a vessel, add curry leaves

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa

Cook carrot in a pressure cooker along with milk

Banana Fitters

Banana fitters

Mix above ingredients to medium thick



Clean, wash and drain the water from the mutton

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 Rev Fr. Wilson L Vitus D Souza 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
Sunday 5:30AM(K), 7:00AM(K), 8:15AM(E), 9:30AM(CH), 4:30PM(K)
Daily Mass
Monday - Saturday 6:30AM, 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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