Archbishop Rev Dr Bernard Moras Inaugurated Christalaya Church at Chigarapura, Bethamangala, Kolar (District)
14 December 2017: The Christalaya Catholic Church and the presbytery at Chigarapura, Bethamangala were blessed and inaugurated by The Archbishop of Bangalore most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras on 14/12/2017
The Archbishop of Bangalore stated in his sermon that the prime motto of the Christalaya Church at Chigarapura was to bring the good news of Christ the King to all the people in the areas of Bethamangala by adopting the Christian values in our lives first and thereby reaching the needy next.
The Archbishop of Bangalore was welcomed along with the two deans of K.G.F and Kolar viz. Rev. Fr. John Antony and Rev. Fr. Aloysius as the Chief guests. Many priests and nuns were there to witness the inaugural function and they too were welcomed by the parish priest.
As usual, the function was begun by invoking God’s blessings through a prayer dance and then the chief-guest of the day along with the other guests lit the lamp.
The brief history of the convents of the parish viz.Sunanda,St. Joseph’s of Tarbes, Sister T. Gollahalli. Franciscan Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary, (FIH) Sisters and St. Anne’s convent Sister (SAT) was read out in Kannada and English languages respectively by Mr. Patrick and Mr. Charles (Parishners).
Followed by, Christalaya Prayer Hand book was released by the Archbishop. In his inaugural speech, the Archbishop addressed that the Christalaya Catholic Church at Chigarapura was going to be an abode for all the people irrespective of religions in a prophetic manner.
Then the Archbishop and the other guests were felicitated by the Parish Priest Christhalaya Catholic Church Chigrarapur Bethamangala, Rev. Fr. Anbu John.
The cultural programme performed by the students of Vimala Hridaya(FIH) School, T. Gollahalli, St. Anne’s School,(SAT) Ayyapalli and the students of Jyothi Nivas College (St. Joseph Sisters of Tarbs) Bangalore, were indeed marvelous.
Finally, followed by the vote of thanks, fellowship-meal was provided for the people gathered there.