Mangalore: On the occasion of Post-centenary Silver Jubilee, the Catholic Diocese of Mangalore had planned to build 161 houses for the poor. The 100 house was inaugurated and blessed at Ranipura church.
The house constructed for Helen DíSouza, living with four children was blessed by Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul DíSouza, Bishop of Mangalore. Construction work of another 37 houses is underway. Besides this, 28 more houses will be built at Mariashram church, Talapady for the landless needy families. The laying of foundation stone for the houses will take place on 15 Aug 2012.
Rev. Fr Richard Saldanha, the parish priest; Fr Onil DíSouza, Director CODP; Naveen DíSouza, Vice President; Felix Monteiro, Secretary; Parish Pastoral Council members and Ward people were present.