Mangalore, Dec. 04: The Golden Jubilee Celebration was held at Infant Mary’s Church, Katipalla on 3rd December 2018 . The Mass was celebrated by Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore at 5.00 p.m. The Parish Priest Fr Andrew D’Souza, Vicar Var of Surathkal Deanery very Rev Paul Pinto, The Parish Priests who served this Parish and others were present. The religious sisters too attended.
Two plants were planted in memory of the Jubilee called Jubilee tree and another in memory of Bishops Episcopal ordination called Laudato si. During the stage programme all the Parish Priests who served this parish, Vice Presidents, Secretaries and the Gurkars were honoured .
Mr Bharath Shetty, MLA Mangalore, was the chief guest, Very Rev Fr Paul Pinto, Vicar Vara of Surathkal Varado, Mr Basheer Ahmad Corporator, 3rd Block, Mr Thilak Raj Corporator, 4th Block, Mr B. Adam, President Gram Panchayath Bala and Mrs Saroja President Gram Panchayath Permude were present.
Mr. Bharath Shetty MLA was honoured on behalf of the Christian Community of Katipalla.
The President, Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha was honoured by the Parishioners of Katipalla on the occasion of being elected the Bishops of Mangalore. The programme concluded with dinner.