Thursday, February 4, 2016

St. Sebastian Friary Gadady, Belthangady - Vistation

This is a new presence of the province of Karnataka....it is a parish newly carved out from near by two parishes......the people are simple and poor.....earlier they had to walk and go to the church...for last two years the capuchins have been looking after their spiritual needs. The friars have built a small house for three friars.....at the moment there are only two friars Mark and Roshan.....There are around 100 families......

There is a Kannada medium school run by the diocese....there is no church but some class rooms are converted into a make shift church....everyday about 10 people come for mass....they are far away from the church and those who have got transportation do come...on Sunday they get around 250 people for the Mass....friars organise many spiritual and pastoral programs.....the parishioners are asking the Capuchins to build a church for them and of course they too will contribute ....but the amount is big.....generous donors and well wishers are required....May God inspire you.....and me...



The School Children......they are about 250 of them......Brothers Roshan ( two years of Ordination) Br. Mark Saldhana, one year senior to me...simple and humble friar....very hard working......he is very positive of putting up a church building....may his dreams come true....



The school is upto 7th Class....its a Kannada medium...



Small but beautiful school.....
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