The church has been part of many parishioners who, though moved away from this area, have a link with this historic church and attend the feast masses and Christmas.
It is to be noted that the Maratha's had good relation with the Portuguese as evidenced by the presence of 200 Goan catholics and 100 Portuguese soldiers in the Maratha army by 1788 - according to PS Pissurlencar’s Portuguese Mahratta Relations. The reason was the Portuguese had good knowledge of artillery, something the Marathas lacked. So, they treated the gunners in the army well. In the 17th century the Europeans had an advanced knowlede of artllery“ and the Indian rulers sought their services for the army. From 1819, the church receive grants from the British government.
Goan culture is part of this church and the city's mother produced 57 priests, provincials and Bisho emeritus, The mass is held in Konkani, widely spoken in Goa and part of west Karnataka.