2018 Annual St. Joseph Vaz Feast Day Mass, Sunday 28 Jan 2018

Come and celebrate our native Saints!

Invitation from the Joseph Naik Vaz Institute, California
Offering Masses for the Beatification and Canonization
of our Indian and Sri Lankan Saints since 1978

2018 Annual St. Joseph Vaz Feast Day and our Indianand Sri Lankan Saints Day Mass

12:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday Jan 28, 2018
at St. John the Baptist Church
1152 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito CA 94530

near del Norte BART station

Concelebrants – Fr. Shantaraj S.J. and Fr. Francis Fernandes S.J.
Jesuit School of Theology, GTU Berkeley and UC Santa Clara

St. Joseph Vaz (1656-1711)
Apostle of Kanara and Sri Lanka

Special Intention

Beatification of Ven. Fr. Agnelo of Pilar
and native born saints and models of sanctity and service
St. Alphonsa, St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, St. Euphrasia Eluvathingal
Bl. Devasahayam Pillai, Bl. Rani Maria

Fr. Jacome Goncalves, Oratorian Companion of St. Joseph Vaz, founder of Sinhala and Tamil Catholic literature of Sri Lanka

The Martyrs of Mannar and the Martyrs of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Simon Collaco, Muppu of Colombo, helper of St. Joseph Vaz during the Dutch persecution

Names of recent models of sanctity have been added by request

Msgr. R.F.C. Mascarenhas, Founder, Sisters of the little Flower of Bethany, Mangalore

Thomas Cardinal Cooray of Sri Lanka

Fr. Bento Martins, one of the Founders of Pilar

Sister Joan Pinto. Holy Family Sisters, “The Angel of Prisons”
Sr. Maria Celine Kannanaikal, UMI (Ursulines of Mary Immaculate)

For information and No host lunch reservation
Email us at: [email protected]


We invite you to volunteer and serve the needy, the homeless and disadvantaged as our saints did and work for todays social justice issues like environmental protection, housing, health care, refugees, peace