According to history, St. Francis Xavier wrote a requesting letter to King Sebestian of Portugal for a land near Kurla to build a church and a house. The church consisted of many assisted priests, who belonged to the Parish Team, in its organization. The organization comprised of Altar Server’s Ministry to involve children in the Church services. It also comprised of Family Cell, Legion of Mary, Hope and Life Movement, Eucharistic Ministers, Lector’s Ministry, Parish Youth Group, Civic and Political Cell, Disaster Management, and many more. There were so many divisions and departments, but with a same purpose of serving humanity and mankind with divine love. The purpose was to deliver the message of peace and oneness.
The illustration of the Holy Cross Church, Mumbai was huge and it depicted an atmosphere of divine peace, and there was a pin-drop silence. The church is the heritage and landmark of Mumbai with its own identification and values to serve the mankind. With some holy pictures in our mind we moved on, back to the Gateway of India.