Socorro, Goa

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Socorro

Serula
city
Socorro is located in Goa
Socorro
Socorro
Location in Goa, India
Socorro is located in India
Socorro
Socorro
Socorro (India)
Coordinates: 15°32′00″N 73°50′00″E / 15.5333°N 73.8333°E / 15.5333; 73.8333Coordinates: 15°32′00″N 73°50′00″E / 15.5333°N 73.8333°E / 15.5333; 73.8333
Country India
StateGoa
DistrictNorth Goa
Population
 (2001)
 • Total10,171
Languages
 • OfficialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGA
Websitegoa.gov.in

Socorro is a census town in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It once formed part of the communidade and the larger village of Serula. Serula has since broken up into a number of villages of which Socorro is one. It is named after its parish Church, the 'Nossa Senhora de Socorro'.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Socorro had a population of 10,171. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Socorro (Serula) has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 74%. In Socorro (Serula), 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Church of Nossa Senhora do Socorro[edit]

"Built in 1667, this was the third parish church to be erected within the confines of the original parish of Serula. It was rebuilt in 1763. The throne and the pulpit of this church came from the Oratorian Convent of Cruz dos Milagres at Old Goa."[2]

Given that Bardez was evangelized by the Franciscans, and that the church has a cloister, it is likely that it used to be served by the Franciscans.

The parish has one chapel with a resident chaplain (Our Lady of Candelaria, Porvorim), and two chapels without chaplains (Our Lady of Remedios, Vaddem and Our Lady of Rosary, Carrem). The church bodies are the Parish Pastoral Council and the Fabrica de Igreja de Socorro. The religious communities are the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod (SCC) at Carrem, and the Medical Mission Sisters (MMS). The associations and movements are the Confraria of Our Lady of Socorro, the Confraria of Our Lady of Candelaria, the Confraria of Our Lady of Remedios, the Confraria of Our Lady of Rosary, Carrem; the Legion of Mary; the Society of St Vincent de Paul; and the Charismatic Renewal. The only educational institution is the Our Lady of Succour Primary School (DSE).[3]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. Directory 2006 (Diocesan Center for Social Communications Media, Archbishop’s House, Panjim, Goa) 206.
  3. ^ Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. Directory 2006 (Diocesan Center for Social Communications Media, Archbishop’s House, Panjim, Goa) 206.