The newly-built St Sebastian Church of Gardady, Beltangady was inaugurated by bishop of Mangalore diocese Dr Peter Paul Saldanha on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the presence of a large number of devotees and the religious.

The bishop declared the church open for devotees after ringing the new belfry for the first time along with prayers and cutting the ribbon. The bishop celebrated thanksgiving mass in the participation of a number of priests and lay people after the blessing ceremony.

The mass was followed by a felicitation programme organized by the parish pastoral council. Parish priest Fr Mark Saldanha welcomed the gathering. Vice-president of parish pastoral council, Praveen Monis gave an introductory speech.

Fr Alwyn Dias, provincial minister of Holy Trinity Capuchin who was the chief guest, released the souvenir. Former parish priest, assistant parish priests, donors, pastoral council vice presidents and secretaries were honored on the occasion.

Belthangady MLA Harish Punja and Bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha addressed the gathering.

Vicar forane of Beltangady deanery Fr Bonaventure Nazareth, MLC Ivan D’ Souza and former MLA of Beltangady, Vasanth Bangera extended their wishes to parish priest and devotees. Parish priest of Madanthyar church, Fr Basil Vas, parish priest of Badyar church, Fr Melwyn D’ Souza, Fr Anil Silvano Fernandes, member of zilla panchayat Shekar Kukkedy, president of gram panchayat Padangady, Meenakshi, Vice president of gram panchayat Padangady, Santhosh Kumar Jain and Denis Aman Fernandes were present on the dais. Melwyn Sequeira, secretary of parish pastoral council, rendered vote of thanks.

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