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Beltangady: Bishop Inaugurates Newly-built Holy Redeemer Church


Beltangady: Bishop Inaugurates Newly-built Holy Redeemer Church

Stanley Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady (RD)

Beltangady, May 3: The inauguration and blessing of the new church and grand finale of post-centenary silver jubilee of Holy Redeemer parish, was held on Thursday May 3.

Bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Mangalore inaugurated and blessed the new church and belfry on Thursday morning.

Bishop Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo of Shimoga inaugurated the Jubilee memorial hall.

Ivory Coast Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio Fr Ambrose Madtha concelebrated the Eucharistic celebration along with Bishop Dr Aloysius, Bishop Gerald, Beltangady parish priest Fr James D’Souza, assistant parish priest Fr Prakash Paul D’Souza, and other clergies.

Apostolic Nuncio Fr Madtha, in his homily, said that one should lead a devout life by following the ideals of Jesus Christ. One should introspect on his or her spiritual life and change for the better.

Fr Boniface Pinto conducted the liturgical service. Bishop Dr Aloysius presided over the grand finale and felicitation programme after the Holy Mass. Fr Madtha was the chief guest on the occasion.

Bishop Dr Gerald, Bishop Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy of Beltangady, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade, MLA K Vansant Bangera, Ursuline Franciscan Sisters Mangalore Provincial Superior Sr Lenita D’Souza, and DK district BJP in-charge K Prathapsimha Nayak were the guests of honour.

Bishop Mukkuzhy felicitated Beltangady parish council vice-president Vincent T D’Souza, secretary John Arvin D’Souza, and inauguration committee convener Lancy A Pereira.

Fr Madtha felicitated the former parish priests who served at Beltangady parish during the programme.

Fr James welcomed the gathering. Lancy Pereira proposed the vote of thanks. Fr Rupesh Madtha and Sr Anitha D’Souza compered the programme.

‘Kala Kambula’, Tulu play by Devdas Kapikad’s troupe, was staged as part of the entertainment programme.

The new church was built at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore and the parishioners offered 15,000 voluntary man hours thereby contributing Rs 30 lac in this regard. Parish priest Fr Jamesh will celebrate the silver jubilee of his priesthood on Sunday May 6.

A new bell weighing 450 kg was imported from Italy in addition to the bell weighing 50 kg that was earlier imported from France are mounted in the belfry. The new bell was donated by a local donor.

 


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  • Vincent maxim pinto, Belthangady /UK

    Mon, Jul 15 2013

    Very happy about the new church.I miss the old church .

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  • Sanjay, Belthangady-HaleKote

    Mon, May 7 2012

    Very Special feeling looking at the New Church Photoes took me back to those days I played and studied around the old church in Church School / St Theresa school nearby.Even though I am Hindu, I used to attend the church prayers when I was small with my neighbour she was christain.So I have that Touch in my heart. "Wonderfull work my dear friends" from - Sanjay,Bangalore

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  • Fr Victor Machado, Gulbarga

    Sun, May 6 2012

    God is great! you could complete the work on time. Congratulations.

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  • Ramesh, bendur

    Sat, May 5 2012

    wonderful jerusalem.may God bless all who enter here.

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  • Louis Fernandes, Belthangady / Saudi Arabia

    Sat, May 5 2012

    Hi Fr James, congratulations on a very important time in the life of your parish. May you have many more years there. Hope the new built be a symbol of hopes and rock of our faith in god.

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  • Rony, Roshni Lobo & fly, Belthangady / Abu Dhabi

    Sat, May 5 2012

    Dear Fr.james, Fr.Prakash,Core committee members and all the Parishioners of Belthangady, Congratulations for your excellent team work and your achievement in accomplishing the major task of building the new Church. This was the dream for many years. But now the mission accomplished.

    Fr.James, I must admire your hard work and challenging task you have undertaken and now created the history in Belthangady. I know the amount of efforts, hard work and dedication you have put on this challenging Job. Being a Parishioner of Belthangady I feel very proud to see the beautiful church.
    May God shower the blessings on all those who involved in building this magnificent church.

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  • SHYNA, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sat, May 5 2012

    Dear Fr James, Fr Prakash Congratulations to you and all the parishioners of Belthangady for accomplishing a very fascinating work. May the Lord continue to bless you and your good works. May this house of God be a place of joy, solace and comfort.
    Being a native of Belthangady very happy to see such a beautiful our church. Reaily i miss the ocation.Special thanks to Daiji team for the coverage...

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  • Fr Joseph Martis, Jeppu, Mangalore

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Dear Fr James, Fr Prakash Congratulations to you and all the parishioners of Belthangady for accomplishing a very fascinating work. You have worked hard and the Lord has blessed you. May the Lord continue to bless you and your good works. May this house of God be a place of joy, solace and comfort.

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  • Vincent D'Costa & Fly, valencia

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Congratulations to Belthangady Parishioners. Good Job.


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  • VINCENT PINTO, BELTHANGADY (BELAJE) -AFGANISTIAN

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Being a native of Belthangady very happy to see such a beautiful our church. Reaily i miss that ocation.May God Bless you all to make work sucscfull our parishioners.

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, FR MULLER HOSPITAL

    Fri, May 4 2012

    DEAR REV. FR JAMES, FR PRAKASH, LAY LEADERS AND ENTIRE PARISH COMMUNITY, WELL DONE AND HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR EXCELLENT TEAM WORK AND ACHIEVEMENT. DEAR FR JAMES, YOU ARE REALLY A GOOD SHEPHERD AND WONDERFUL BUILDER OF PEOPLE AND CHURCH. YOUR NEWLY BUILT MAGNIFICIENT CHURCH WILL REMAIN AS A HISTORY. CONGRATS TO GOOD PEOPLE OF BELTTHANGADY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR YOUR EXCELLENT TEAM WORK. THANKS TO STANELY FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOES AND DAIJI FOR WIDE COVERAGE.

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  • janet pereira, valencia/kuwait

    Fri, May 4 2012

    congratulations to belthangady church.....its a very beautiful church....may god bless all the parishioners of the church....

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  • Peter Dsouza, Mangalore

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Very well done..Jesus is son of God..praise the Lord

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  • Fr Roque DSa, Jeppu Seminary

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Hi Fr James,
    It is magnificent,marvelous, wonderful and beautiful! You have done it! I am so proud of you dear friend. Many congratulations to you, Fr Prakash, Mr Vincy and all the parishioners.Very well done!

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  • vinitha, Mangalore

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Congratulations to Fr.James,Fr.Paul and all the parishioners of Belthangady . May God bless your good work to raise Him above.

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  • Norbert Moras, Belthangady,at present in melbourne

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Feel proud of our parish priest and the parishioners.but unluckily I mised the programme

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  • Joe Pereira, Belthangady

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Being a native of Belthangady very happy to see such a beautiful church building being built by our very own people. Thanks to all who struuglled to make this a reality.

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Fri, May 4 2012

    Congratulations to people of Belthangady parishnars, beautiful big church, specially the altar Jesus birth, crucifixion then Ressurection...Hosanna in the highes,Gloria, Alleluia.

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  • Reevan, Padil

    Thu, May 3 2012

    Congratulations Fr James

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  • Peter / Irene Pinto & Family, Badhyar / Navi Mumbai

    Thu, May 3 2012

    Congratulations to all the Parishioners of Belthangady and the fore front personnel involved to build such a great monument in honor of The Holy Redeemer.This monument will be the witness for not single centenary accentuate but for several more.Definitely a fine pilgrimage location to the faithful.

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  • fr.Basil Vas, Alangar

    Thu, May 3 2012

    Congratulations Fr James ,Fr Prakash and the Parishioners of Belthangady parish.You all are great.It is one of the most beautiful churches that I have seen in our Diocese.Well planned and spacious.May the Holy Redeemer bless you and the donors.

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  • Ronald, Surathkal/Kuwait

    Thu, May 3 2012

    Conratulations to the Beltangady parishioners!Great job!Wonderfull blessings of holy Redeemer!

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  • Tony Francis, Udupi

    Thu, May 3 2012

    Good job. Let our Bishop inaugurate many more new churches in all over Mangalore Diocese.

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