CHURCH OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS
Adyapady P.O., – 574 142,
via Bajpe, Mangalore,
TELEPHONE : 225 2623
LOCATION : This church is situated at a distance of 24 kms north of Mangalore, 5 kms south of Bajpe and is in close proximity to the Mangalore (Bajpe) Airport. Bajpe, Bondel, Permude, and Gurpur-Kaikamba parishes surround this parish.
PARISH PRIEST : Rev. Fr Gerald Francis Pinto
CATHOLIC POPULATION : Total : 450 Male : 251 Female : 199
CATHOLIC FAMILIES : 86
PARISH WARDS : 4
Once part of Bajpe, Adyapady parish is also known as Mariapura. Fr Aveline D’Silva of Bajpe started the construction of the chapel, which was built on a plot of land donated by Mr and Mrs Charles and Muriel Pinto on September 9, 1969. It was blessed by Bishop Basil S. D’Souza on May 21, 1972 and was served from Bajpe for nearly two years. Adyapady was raised to the status of a parish on March 19, 1974 with Fr Charles Lewis as the first parish priest. Since the government initiated the process of acquiring the church land to construct a new runway at Bajpe airport, the improvements proposed here by the church have come to a standstill. The government has already allotted a plot of land measuring 2½ acres for the church and a sum of Rs 14.5 lakh as compensation for the land acquired by the government.