St Thomas Church – Aldona 2

About St Thomas Church – Aldona is the seventh parish established by the Franciscans in Bardez. They started their ministry in Coimavaddo, where they built the original church of the village, in the year 1569.

Very soon, the need for a bigger and more centrally located church was felt and a second church was built in 1596, at the present location. As this was a mud structure, a new and strong edifice, which exists till date, was made ready before 1610. The parochial residence and the present sacristy were added by 1898 and the tower on the left side came up in 1927. The church today hosts 8000+ parishioners.



St Thomas Church

Aldona Bardez

Goa-403 508

Feast Day – 3rd Sunday after Easter


Getting There

Mass timings

Weekdays –
7:00 am (Konkani)

8:00 am (Konkani)

Saturdays –
7:00 am (Konkani)

8:00 am (Konkani)

5:30 pm (Konkani – Sunday Liturgy)

Sundays –
6:30 am (Konkani)

7:30 am (Konkani)

8:30 am (Konkani – Children’s Mass)

9:45 am (English)

5:30 pm (Konkani)


Light up the Fire

Disclaimer – All timings as per regular schedule, please feel free to update us incase of changes made for special days as per announcements. If required please email us on
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Hebe de Souza
Hebe de Souza
4 years ago

I’m looking for a Girl’s orphanage in Aldona, Goa. Can anyone at St Thomas assist me please?

Jessie Lawson
Jessie Lawson
5 years ago

Good Morning

It being Lent and in a few days, Good Friday service. I was privileged to witness this beautiful service at St. Thomas Church two years ago. It was moving to see the shop keepers in Aldona village shut their shops, light candles and stand in respect and adoration, as the Image of our Lord Jesus Christ was carried through the streets of the market place/

However, they were unable to see the Image clearly and fully, as it was carried a bit too high. They were craning their necks and making an effort to get a better view of Our Lord.

Would it be possible to have Jesus carried a little lower, this year, so that He is in full view?

Your service is the most moving event I have witnessed.