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On February 2, 1977 the late Cardinal Valerian Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay blessed the church and consecrated its new granite altar.
His Eminence paid public tribute to Msgr. F. X. Vaz who was parish priest for about 30 years and rendered selfless service to the church. He appealed to the people to contribute their mite and help Msgr. Theodore Pereira, who was Vicar at that time to furnish the church and bring it to completion. He also announced the donation of a tabernacle. Finally His eminence thanked Mr. Charles Correia, the Architect, Mr. P. G. Nair, the Engineer and Mr. Abbas Jasdenwalla, the builder.
Concelebrating the Mass with His Eminence were Bishop Longinus Pereira, Bishop Winnibald Menezes and Bishop Simon Pimenta, Msgr. William Nazareth, the Vicar General and the parish clergy. A large gathering of priests, nuns and laity were present at the beautiful ceremony.
The new Church had been four years in the making but at last Dadar’s long wait was over and the dream of the parish clergy and people had come true. For years the 13,000 parishioners of Salvacao had to crowd into the porch, the sacristy and the corridors of their old church for Sunday Mass, hearing only the priest’s voice over the microphone but unable to see what was happening at the altar. But now there was seating and standing accommodation for a thousand persons and when all the doors were thrown open on special occasions the garden and the courtyard would act as overflow space for still larger congregations.