Inside the Chapel



The chapel has a simple altar made of marble, with a panel depicting the Last Supper, with a life-size crucifix on the wall with a backdrop. The altar is flanked by the ambo and the commentator’s stand.

The ambo depicts an angel, ox, lion and eagle, representing the four Gospel writers. Both the ambo and the stand, installed on the Feast of the Holy Spirit, in the year 2008, were crafted by Lenny Barreto from Cansaulim.



The bronze tabernacle was blessed at the chapel’s inception, by the then Archbishop-Patriarch Raul Nicolau Gonçalves.


Statue of Stella Maris

The statue, carved in Bicholim, was blessed and installed on 28th May 1989. At present the statue stands in a wooden case.


Statue of Blessed Joseph Vaz

The statue was installed by Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão on 16th January 2006. At the foot of the statue is a Rosary, an ‘indirect relic’ brought from Sri Lanka by the then Chaplain. The Chapel celebrates the feast of the Blessed on 16th January.


Statue of the Infant Jesus

The statue was installed and blessed by Fr. João Camilo Fernandes, the then Parish Priest of St. Inez, on 1st February 2001. The annual feast of the Infant Jesus is celebrated on the second Sunday of February, along with the First Holy Communion of the children of the Chapel community.


Baptismal Font

The wooden font was designed and carved by the said Lenny Barreto.


Picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

The picture is situated below the belfry of the chapel. Novenas are celebrated every Wednesday after the morning mass.


Statue of Our Lady of Assumption

The statue is in a glass case at the rear end of the Chapel. It was blessed on the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December 2000.

Stations of Cross

Panels of the Stations of Cross adorn the chapel walls.


The grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, built in natural stone and designed by Architect Sunil Sardesai, was blessed on 8th December 2001. On the 13th day of every month and every evening in the month of October, members of the community gather at the grotto to pray the Rosary. On 31st October, the concluding day, solemn Mass is celebrated and home visits of the Statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal commence. The grotto is regularly visited by the Catholic faithful and members of other communities.

Picture Frames of Blessed Joseph Vaz

Sixteen picture frames depicting important milestones in the life of Blessed Joseph Vaz up to his proclamation as Patron of the Archdiocese of Goa adorn the staircase leading to the priest’s residence. The same pictures are seen in the Blessed Joseph Vaz Sanctuary, Sancoale.

Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament

The chapel was blessed by Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão on 8th December 2006. The oratory has a beautiful altar carved in the form of a chalice. It has stained glass panes conceptualized by Fr. Robin and the then Chapel Committee and painted by a renowned artist, Swati Changandkar, from Bombay. A tabernacle with two doors was installed, with an inner glass door that can be locked even while Our Lord is exposed for adoration. It was blessed on 12th June 2011, feast of the Holy Trinity, by Vicar-General Fr. José Remédios Fernandes.

The stained glass window on the left side of the altar summarizes the life of Jesus. The Lilies – representing the virginity or purity of Mary; Wings – the Annunciation of the Lord; Crib – the Birth of the Saviour in the stable; Baptism in the River of Jordan, the Walking over the Water; and the Dove – proclaiming God’s beloved Son, Jesus.

The stained glass windows on the right side of the altar depict the Crown – Jesus, the King of kings; the Fish – the call of His disciples who were fishermen; Bread and Wine – the Last Supper, Body and Blood of Jesus; the Cross – the ultimate Sacrifice; Wounded Hands – the pinnacle of His suffering and His Resurrection.

The stained glasses conclude with Wheat and Grapes – symbols of the love offering on the table at the Last Supper.