Parishes

BENDUR: (1914)
ST SEBASTIAN

Address : Bendur, Mangalore-575002
Phone : 0824-2218761, 2218762 (O)
             8277939322
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Website : www.bendurchurch.org

Catholics : 7564 Families : 1961

P. P. : V. Rev. Vincent Francis Monteiro
(from 2018 onwards)
Phone : 0824-2225236; 9880111352

Asst : Rev. Ronson Pinto
Phone : 8217647298
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Asst : Rev. Ashwin Lawrence Crasta
Phone : 7204884985; 2222312
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Resident : Rev. Walter Oswald D’Mello
Phone : 9481919332; 2440524(O)
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Convents:

1. St Agnes Convent
Superior: Sr Lydia AC
Bendur, P.B. No. 513, Mangalore - 575 002
Phone : 0824-2218323, 2216900; 9480146195
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2. Yesu Prem Niketan
Superior: Sr Maria Tara AC
Bendur P. B. No. 587
Mangalore - 575 002
Phone : 0824-24430580, 9632582885
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3. Bethany Generalate
Superior: Sr Rose Celine BS
P.O. Box No. 593, Bendur, Mangalore - 575 002.
Phone : 9482967739
Phone : 0824-2218923(O); 2222405 (P)
Fax : 2218044 (Fax)
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Website : www.bethanymangalore.org

4. Bethany Convent
Superior: Sr Anitha Shanthi BS
Bendur, Kankanady P.O., Mangalore - 575 002
Phone : 0824-2218340
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5. Bethany Convent
Superior: Sr Smithanjali BS
Nanthur, Kadri Hills,
Mangalore – 575 004
Phone : 0824-2218924, 6361642146
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6. St. Bridget’s Convent
Superior: Sr Geraldine D'Souza, OSSS
Nanthoor Calvary Shrine
Mangalore - 575 002
Phone : 0824-2211410, 9482488337 (P)
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7. Maria Kripa Convent
Superior: Sr Basilea, DSS
Dinasevanasabha,
Arya Samaj Road
Balmatta, Mangalore-575 003.
Phone : 0824-2422137, 8884213125

8. Sevanilaya Convent
Superior: Sr Cynthia D'Souza HMR
Lower Bendur, Mangalore 575002
Phone : 0824-2436612

Institutions:

1. St Joseph’s Hr Pry School, Nanthur
    Phone : 9481389070

2. Padua Kinder Garten & Pry. Eng. Med. School
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3. Padua Eng. Med. Hry. Pry. School

4. Padua High School (Eng. & Kannada Med)
    Phone : 0824-2211886; 2217544

5. Padua Pre-University College
    Phone : 0824-2222161(P) 0824-2225308
    (O) 2213006
    Website : www.paduainstitutions.com
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6. Padua College of Commerce & Management
    Phone : 0824-2217711 (O)
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    Website : www.paduainstitutions.com

 

Former Priests :

P. P. : Rev. Antony Michael Shera (2015 - 2018)
P. P. : Rev. Fr. Antony Serrao (till 2015)


HISTORY:

Bendur was once a part of the Cathedral and Milagres churches. Bishop Paul Perini sj constituted Bendur parish on August 23, 1914. The site and land  to build the church was bought in 1918 from the nuns of the Apostolic Carmel. A thatched shed was erected by Fr R. F. C. Mascarenhas, the first parish priest (1914-1931) and the founder of the Bethany Congregation. The foundation stone was for the new church was laid on January 7, 1919. Rev. Bishop Valerian J. D’Souza blessed the church on January 3, 1930. Fr F. S. D’Souza (1933-1936) built the presbytery. Fr Charles B. Lobo (1936-1945) built the façade and the portico. Fr Albert B. Pinto (1962-1971) secured 3 large bells from West Germany, built the belfry and installed the bells. The Altar of St Francis Xavier was built during the time of Fr Francis D’Souza.

The eighth parish priest of Bendur, Fr Basil Peres Salvadore (1952), after serving 3 months as the Vicar, became the Bishop of Mangalore. The small church hall was built during the time of Fr Albert Pinto. The sound system was installed by Fr Nicolas Pereira. Bishop Victor Rosario Fernandes of Mangalore, Bishop Jacob Mendonca of Thiruchirapalli, Bishop Basil Salvadore Peres of Mangalore, Bishop Paul Patrick D’Souza of Varanasi, literary figures like Messrs V. J. P. Saldanha and Louis Mascarenhas, political figures like Mr Blasius M. D’Souza and Ms Judith Mascarenhas are from this parish.

In 1919 a school in the church compound was started. St Joseph’s school at Kankanady was handed over to the Bethany Sisters. Padua High School was established in 1944. This school was known as Bishop Victor Fernandes School and was not under the parish. In the year 2000 it was handed over to Bendur parish by the Catholic Board of Education, Mangalore. In 1986, the School of St Margaret Mary was merged with St Sebastian School since the number of students was too small for two schools in the same locality.

Rev. Fr Joseph Tauro is the fifteenth parish priest of Bendur.

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