Inauguration of New presbetry & blessing of renovated church of St. Michael Belloor, Bantwal was held on Saturday, 21st of May, 2016.
Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore inaugurated & blessed the new presbytery & later the renovated church. Bishop during the solemn Eucharistic celebration sanctified the altar, consecrated the cross, and blessed the walls of the church. After the Mass, the formal program was held at the church ground presided over by Most Rev. Dr. A. P. D’ Souza, Bishop of Mangalore.
Mr. Ramanath Rai, Minister for Forest & Environment & in charge Minister of D.K. , Fr. Maxim Noronha, Vicar Vara, Bantwal Deanery ,Fr. Pater Aranha, Parish Priest of St. Michaels’ church, Bellor , Mr. Puranadar Hegde, Tashildar, Bantwal, Taluk , Mr. Cyprian Miranda, Taluk Panchayath , Mr. Chandraprakash Shetty, Member Zilla Panchayath, Sajipa Munur , Mrs. Premlatha, President, Amunje Panchayath , Mr. Naveen Bhandari, Amunje Panchayat, Mr. Pius L. Rodrigues, President, Badaga, Bellor Panchayat , Mr. Rajesh Naik, Oddur farms were the guests presented on the Dias.
Speaking about the occasion, Mr. Ramanath Rai congratulated the parish priest & people for the great work.
Fr. Maxim, Vicar Vara appreciated the great achievement of Fr. Peter Aranha, his classmate.
Bishop, in his presidential address & also in his homily preached at the mass said, “Church is a place of worship where we experience & meet God in the community.” He congratulated the Parish Priest & faithful for the renovated church & new presbytery.
After the formal program, the cultural program was staged by the youth and children of Belloor.
Mr. Godfrey Fernandez, Vice President read the report, Mrs. Louisa Pinto, PPC Secretary proposed Vote of Thanks. Mr. Vinodh & Ms. Jennifer Pinto compeered the program.
The program concluded with fellowship meal.