“...You have walked with fidelity for a quarter of a century with Me and yet there is much to accomplish..”
"I desire with great desire that this Holy Church, once a full and living Tabernacle of God bringing souls back to God that lies in a state of semi ruins, be rebuilt and consecrated to Me under the title of 'Mary, Mother of the Church, Our Lady of Mount Ganxim – Batim'".
Furthermore addressing her Beloved Children: “With your help, this Church will be rebuilt and you will understand this meaning in the days ahead.” (Please click on the sound icon, bottom rt on the video to listen)
It seems like this is a daunting and demanding challenge. Responding to it is beyond us, if we look only to ourselves or even to each other. Only Christ, through the gift of His Blessed Mother here at Batim, can enable us to do and be what otherwise we can never hope to do and to be.
Let us heed Our Blessed Mother's plea and commit ourselves to playing our part in the rebuilding of the Lord's Church here at Batim. Let us renew our commitment to each other, to our priests and religious, to our Archbishop His Grace Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, to our communion with the Successor of St Peter, Pope Francis , and most of all, of course, to the Christ who is our Way, our Truth and our Life.
A simple way ot console Our Lady is to make Acts of Reparation, to make the First Five Saturdays and to offer our prayers and sacrifices for the conversion of sinners - St John Paul II
"One day, Brother Angelus, to your Order of Carmel the Most Blessed Virgin Mary will give a devotion to be known as the Brown Scapular, and to my Order of Preachers she will give a devotion to be known as the Rosary. AND ONE DAY, THROUGH THE ROSARY AND THE SCAPULAR, SHE WILL SAVE THE WORLD." - St Dominic
" I love you dearly I Am The Mother of God, The Mediatrix of All Graces, Co-Redemptrix, I Am The Immaculate Conception, I Am your Mother. Amen.” Message of April 27th 2011
Among the miraculous events experienced by Mrs Iveta Fernandes at Batim and abroad are the Eucharistic Miracles that are made manifest in Iveta and witnessed by many. Last 24th Sept 2019 following the ‘Visitation of The Mother of God’ at Batim during Holy Communion at Mass, the Host
changed into the Flesh of the Eucharist Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ in
Iveta’s mouth (see video). The occurrences of these miraculous events have been testified by Iveta’s spiritual Director Rev. James H Duffy in a letter printed in her book, which we reproduce here as a witness account
In conformity with the directives of Pope Urban VIII, we have no intention of anticipating the judgement of the Holy Apostolic See and of the Church on Apparitions, reported by us, but not yet recognized; indeed, we submit to, and accept her final decision without reservation
WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF STS SIMON & JUDE
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
The imposing Church on the Ganxim hilltop was constructed by the Augustinian Archbishop D.Frei Aleixo de Menezes between 1596-1610 and was dedicated to the apostles St.Simon and St. Jude. The Church and cemetery stood lonely and rejected -utterly isolated for over 200 yrs since the infamous plague that struck the region more than 200 yrs ago. Church services have since begun since 1993 following an apparition of the Virgin Mary to Mrs Iveta Fernandes.
1.00 pm: Stations of the Cross
2.00 pm: Most Holy Rosary, Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Prayers, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Confessions.
3.30pm: Holy Mass.
Services will be in Konkani and English
(Due to Pandemic Restrictions please check the schedule before attending)
Transport by bus is available from:
(Due to Pandemic Restrictions please contact the following)
Margao: Petrol pump closest to Main Post Office 11am. Mrs Engracia Mob: 9420712310
Panaji: Near Post Office, Caranzalem at 11.45 am. Near Don Bosco at 12pm,
Mapusa: St Joseph's Chapel, Near Police Station at 1145 am, Mob: 9822167665
Calangute: Calangute Church at 11.30 am, Mob: 9421241248