Sunday April 23rd: Monthly Mass for the Year of St. Joseph Vaz”

The Joseph Naik Vaz Institute cordially invites you to join us and Cardinal Ranjith and the Sri Lankan Church in continuing the celebration of the “Year of St. Joseph Vaz” with a Mass on Sunday April 23rd.

Our monthly Mass is being offered for the following Intentions:
– for the Beatification of Ven. Fr. Agnelo de Souza (1869-1927). We invite you to join our prayer campaign that his Cause will be acted on soon.

– to celebrate the April 21st birthday of St. Joseph Vaz and Earth Day on April 22nd.

– for the recovery of Rahul Pinto, brother of George Pinto, who recently suffered extensive brain damage in an accident.

* This Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday April 23, 2017. The address is 11152 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530. It is at the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Potrero Avenue, and a block away from the Del Norte Bart station.

* Fr. Francis Fernandes S.J., presently studying at the GTU, will concelebrate and preach at the Mass.

* Mass will be followed by a No Host lunch at Little Hong Kong restaurant at 10443 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, not far from St. John the Baptist Church. It’s at the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Waldo Lane.

For information please Email us at:

Joseph Naik Vaz Institute, California

Offering Masses for the Beatification and Canonization

Of our Indian and Sri Lankan Saints since 1978
Please consider supporting the Aardhar project for village women’s empowerment by Goan fashion designer Verma d’Mello and Goa Sudharop as a service project in the spirit of St. Joseph Vaz. See