Kadaba: Centenary celebrations of St Joachim’s Church to be held on Apr 17

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Kadaba, Apr 15: St Joachim’s Church belongs to the diocese of Mangalore, which is 85 kms towards the South East of Mangaluru.

Originally Kadaba was a part of Kokkada parish. It was separated in 1923. Fr Rosario D Sequeiraa of Kokkada built a chapel here. Fr Lawrence Lobo who was the first resident Missionary here, built the presbytery and an orphanage in 1924. Kadaba became a parish on April 1, 1924.

Fr Basil Salvadore D’Souza, later the bishop of Mangalore, built the existing church and the boys’ orphanage in 1957 which was later closed down. Fr Fredrick P S Moniz built the grotto and belfry.


Fr Lawrence Lobo began St Joachim’s Higher Primary School in 1926 and Fr C P D’Souza rebuilt the school.

The centenary of a church in any parish marks a very important milestone in its history. It is a time for celebration, not only for the church itself but for the whole parish community. The centenary celebrations of St Joachim Church Kadaba will be held on April 17. The grand event was marked with Eucharistic procession on Sunday April 14. 

The event commenced with a Eucharistic celebration led by Fr Clifford Fernandes parish priest of Cordel Church, Kulshekar, presided over the ceremony. Fr Amith Prakash Rodrigues, the parish priest of St Rita's church Panja, parish priest of St Joachim’s Church Fr Paul Prakash D'Souza graced this historical occasion and followed by Eucharistic procession which marked a great event in the history of Kadaba. 

Most of the participants participated in the adoration. Fr Clifford Fernandes gave the real meaning of Eucharist in day today's living. Many priest, religious sisters and locals were present for the event. 




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