Serving Goans in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Our mission is to advance the standing of the Goan Community in the Metropolitan Washington Area and to promote Social, Cultural, Educational and Economic activities for the welfare of its members

Our Committee

Meet the 2019-2020 Committee!

Claudette Brito, President
Jessica Brito, Vice President
Maria D'Souza, Secretary
Roque Veigas, Treasurer
Cedric D'Costa, Editor/Webmaster

Claudette Brito


Jessica Brito

Vice President

Maria D'Souza


Roque Viegas


Cedric D'Costa


2019 Events

Below are the events we have planned in 2019 for our members

The May Ball

May 4, 2019 in Derwood, Maryland

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Annual Summer Picnic

June 30, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland

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Saint Xaviers Feast

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2019 Events


May Ball
Annual Summer Picnic

2019 Pictures

2018 Events


Annual Summer Picnic
St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2018 Pictures

2017 Events


GOA Carnival
Annual Summer Picnic
GOA Halloween Party
St. Francis Xavier Feast

2017 Pictures

2016 Events


St. Francis Xavier Feast

2016 Pictures

2015 Events


GOA Social

2015 Pictures

2014 Events


Annual Summer Picnic
St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2014 Pictures

2013 Events


Annual Summer Picnic
Go India Summer Party
GOA Halloween Party
St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2013 Pictures

2012 Events


GOA Family Bowling Afternoon
Annual Summer Picnic
Day By the Bay
Fall Fiesta
St.Francis Xavier Fiest
New Year's Eve Ball

2012 Pictures

2011 Events


GOA Family Bowling
Annual Summer Picnic
Aloha Summer Aloha Fall
St.Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Gala

2011 Pictures

2010 Events


Annual Summer Picnic
Halloween Party & Susegado Soccer
St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2010 Pictures

2009 Events


Annual Summer Picnic
Sports Fiesta
Halloween Party
St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2009 Pictures

2008 Events


Mother's Day
Annual Summer Picnic
Halloween Party
St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2008 Pictures

2007 Events


Annual Summer Picnic
Camping Trip
Come September Ball
Children's Christmas Party
St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2007 Pictures

2006 Events


St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2006 Pictures

2005 Events


May Queen Ball
St. Francis Xavier Feast

2005 Pictures

Before 2005

Before 2005

St. Francis Xavier Feast 1999

Pre-2005 Pictures

Goan Corner

Goan milestones, events and more. (Check back for more updates)

Quarterly Newsletter

Q1 2019 Newsletter


Tarazio Menezes

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tarazio Menezes, husband of Divina Menezes.

Tarazio’s funeral will be next Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11 am at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glen, MD 20910.
Viewing will be held from 10 am to 11 am. Burial will follow the funeral mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.

Events in Our Area

Family Inner Healing Retreat

The Divine Retreat Center of Potta Kerala is having a Catholic Retreat on August 16th, 17th and 18th at the Shrine in St Jude’s in Rockville, MD.
Click on the flyer above for more information.


Fr Charles Borges completes 50 years as a Jesuit

Fr Borges at St Peter's Basilica, Rome | July 9, 2017

Fr Charles J Borges, SJ, joined the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order) on June 20, 1967 as part of the Goa Jesuit Province in India.
He has just completed fifty years as a Jesuit of which he has been a priest for 36 years.

He worked at the Xavier Center of Historical Research in Goa for twenty years as Administrator, Librarian and Director.
Since 2000, He has been associate professor in history at Loyola University Maryland. Author of the Economics of the Goa Jesuits 1542-1759: An explanation of their rise and fall, he is also editor and co editor of nine other books on Goan and Indo Portuguese history. He teaches courses on European, India, and South Asian history as well as on Indian religions and on Jesuit history in Asia.

He completed his doctoral studies from the University of Bombay in 1989. He has attended a number of international conferences and has over 60 published research articles to his credit. Besides his duties as professor, he also celebrates masses in a number of churches and convents in the Baltimore area and conducts on a regular basis mass on Radio. He has in the past taken Loyola University students to India during the Winter breaks to give them an idea of Indian culture, religions and living. Since 2016 he is the director of the Bangkok program of Loyola University and will spend the following Fall semesters there overseeing the program.

Fr Borges is grateful to God for the blessings in his life and thanks all those who have helped him in fulfilling his role as priest and guide to others. Fr Borges can be reached at

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