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

Message from the President

Our Committee

Meet the 2017 Committee!


Anthony Gonsalves, President
Rick Tanger, Vice President
Judy Gonsalves, Secretary
Roque Veigas, Treasurer
Cedric D'Costa, Editor/Webmaster

Anthony Gonsalves

Persident

Rick Tanger

Vice President

Judy Gonsalves

Secretary

Roque Viegas

Treasurer

Cedric D'Costa

Editor/Webmaster

2017 Events

Below are the events we have planned for 2017 for our members

Goa Carnival

Our first Carnival event was held on February 25, 2017 and was a huge success

Summer Picnic

The annual summer picnic will be held on July 9, 2017 at Cabin John Park, Bethesda, MD

Halloween Event

This is a tentative event. Details will be posted once the event has been finalized

Saint Xaviers Feast

Our Annual St Xavier's feast will be held on December 3, 2017

New Years Eve Dance

This is a tentative event. Details will be posted once the event has been finalized

Suggest an Event

Please contact us to suggest and help us organize more events for our members

Past Events

Scroll through for events from past years. For a complete list, click here

2017 Events

2017


GOA Carnival
GOA Annual Picnic

2017 Pictures

2016 Events

2016


St. Francis Xavier Feast

2016 Pictures

2015 Events

2015


GOA Social

2015 Pictures

2014 Events

2014


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

2014 Pictures

2013 Events

2013


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

2013 Pictures

2012 Events

2012


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

2012 Pictures

2011 Events

2011


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

2011 Pictures

2010 Events

2010


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

2010 Pictures

2009 Events

2009


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

2009 Pictures

2008 Events

2008


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

2008 Pictures

2007 Events

2007


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

2007 Pictures

2006 Events

2006


St. Francis Xavier Feast
New Year's Eve Ball

2006 Pictures

2005 Events

2005


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)

Milestones


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 cborges@loyola.edu

Events


“Nachom- ia Kumpasar” | International award winning Konkani movie | Click here for details

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