Pastoral

St.Rita’s Parish at Mundgod is an abode for many devotees to quench their spiritual thirst. There are 37 families in the parish. A Jesuit Priest resides at the parish residence. The priests from the Mission take turns to celebrate the Sunday Eucharist. The parish has three substations where the Jesuits offer their service every weekly. There are 52 families in Mainahalli and 38 families in Ugginakeri. The people in this place are mainly ‘Siddi’s’, who are descendants of African slaves brought to Goa by the Portuguese, and hence bear African features. Another substation at Malagi has 7 catholic families. The parish at Mundgod looks after the socio-pastoral development of the people. The parish has a women’s cell, altar boys association, parish council, youth council and a finance committee. Catechism for the Catholic students is conducted every Sunday after the Holy Mass.St. Lawrence Church at Hangal is another parish under the supervision of Mundgod Mission. There are seven catholic families there.