Traditionally, this feast of Our Lady of Desterro was celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of January, but this year, the 3rd Sunday falls on January 16 and it coincides with the feast of St Joseph Vaz. As St Joseph Vaz being the patron of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, the feast of Our lady of Desterro is postponed to the following Sunday -23rd January 2022. On Sunday the feast of Our Lady of Desterro was celebrated with great spiritual favour and devotion
The main celebrant for the Feast Mass was Fr Kenneth Teles, The Parish Priest of Sancoale Church .He is also the Dean of the Mormugao Deanery and also the Parish Priest Fr Xavier Natividade Braganza and Fr Anthony Lopes were the other con-concelebrants at the Feast mass
In his homily, Fr Kenneth Teles highlighted the life and values of Mother Mary, especially her faith, humility and obedience to God's word, and called upon the faithful gathered to imitate and emulate the life and faith of Mary, so that we may also best witness to Jesus Christ.
Bernardino Velho one of the parishioner said let our lady of Desterro bless us all and let this Corona virus be cleared from this world.