Rev.Dr. Ronald Cutinha
The History Of Angelore Church
Posted On: 12/11/2008 03:00 GMT
 
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Church Of Guardian Angels
Angelore, Kankanady P.O.
Mangalore – 575 002, D.K. District

Telephone: 0824 - 243 5496

 

Location: This church is situated at a distance of 6 kms from the Diocesan Headquarters, Mangalore, and is surrounded by Bendore, Cordel, Bajal and Valencia parishes.

 

     

Parish Priest

Rev.Fr.Stany B. Lobo

Assistant Parish Priest

Rev.Fr.Maxim S. D’souza

Catholic Population

Total: 3,315

Catholic Families

771

Parish Wards

14

Parish News Letter

Angelorcho Ange (Monthly)

  

History:

This parish is carved out of Milagres, Bendore, Cordel and Cathedral parishes and was erected on March 1, 1935.  Prior to this, Mass was being celebrated (temporarily) by Fr.Gaulbert Noronha at the residence of Mr. John Coelho. The Provincial of Sisters of Charity donated   6 acres of land to build a new church. Mr. George Lobo helped by donating a sum of Rs 6,000/-.   Rev. Msgr. Raymond F.C. Mascarenhas named this parish Angelore on January 1, 1937. On October 2, 1939, the new church building constructed by Fr.Gaulbert Noronha was inaugurated and he became the first parish priest. Fr.Edward Lobo donated the statue for the Grotto which was inaugurated on June 30, 1940.  A bell was donated by Mr. Everest (Avery) D’souza, Mr. A.R. D’souza donated a sum of Rs 1,000/- to erect the main Altar. 

 

 

 

 

Fr.Denis D’souza constructed 15 houses and rented them out.  Fr John Sebastian Titus Rodrigues started a monthly bulletin called Angelorecho Ange and he built the Golden Jubilee Memorial Hall which was inaugurated in 1985.  Mr. Simon Rasquinha donated the Marble Altar in 1972.  Fr Gregory D’souza constructed the portico and belfry in 1977.  The old church was demolished in 1995 and Fr Norbert D’souza constructed the new church which was inaugurated on April 28, 1997.  He started the work of the new presbytery.  Fr J.B. D’souza completed the work of the presbytery in 1998.  Mrs. Severine D’souza, mother of Fr. J.B.D’souza donated the new belfry. 

 

The Sisters of Charity started the Guardian Angels School on June 1, 1936, which is, now a Higher Primary School and also the Capitanio Girls’ School on June 1, 1940.  In 1949 St Ann’s Old-Age Home was constructed and inaugurated. Fr.J.B. D’souza was the 9th parish priest of Angelore, who was succeeded by Rev. Fr.Stany B. Lobo.

 

 

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