CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF VAILANKANNI
Palotti Ghar, Farla
Navoor P.O. - 574 211
Bantwal Taluk, D.K. District
TELEPHONE† :†38 6274
LOCATION:† †This church is situated at a distance of† 31 kms from Mangalore and 3 kms from Bantwal town.† Allipade, Nirkan, Modankap and Agrar are the surrounding parishes.
PARISH PRIEST:†† †Rev. Fr Valerian Charles Fernandes sac
CATHOLIC POPULATION†:††† †Total : 881††††††† Male : 443†††††††† Female : 438††
CATHOLIC FAMILIES ††:††† †162
PARISH WARDS:†††† †7†
Fr Benedict Monteiro, a Pallottine Priest who wanted to establish a Pallottine House came to Farla and† built the† Shrine of Our Lady of Vailankanni and it was blessed by the Bishop on May 31, 1993.† Farla became an independent parish on December 8, 1994 by the decree given by Bishop Basil DíSouza with 130 families from Agrar and 6 of Allipade parishes.† The new church building was built by the first parish priest, Fr Benedict Monteiro (1994-1999) and was inaugurated on May 1, 1997 and blessed by Bishop Aloysius P. DíSouza.
Fr Valerian Fernandes is the 3rd parish priest of Farla.