ST FRANCIS XAVIER
Address : Ferar, Mooduperar Post,
Mangaluru Taluk - 574166
Phone : 0824–2255362; 8277939336
Website : www.feraronline.com
Catholics : 2225 Families : 481
P. P. : Rev. Antony V. Lewis
(from 2018 onwards)
Phone : 9448378248
1. Nirmala Niketan Convent
Superior: Sr Juliana D’Souza RNDM
Mooduperar P.O. - 574166
Phone : 0824-2255095; 8123658683
2. St Joseph Convent
Superior: Sr Leena Pereira BS
Shubhada, Suralpady, Kinnikambla Post- 574151
Phone : 0824-2255075; 8548886703
St Francis Xavier Hr Pry School.
Phone : 0824-2250444; H.M.: 9980438217
Former Priests :
P.P. : Rev. Fr. Pius Fedelis Pinto (till 2018)
Originally Ferar was a part of Pezar parish. Because the people had to walk the distance of about 16 kms to Pezar, Fr B. Baretto, parish priest of Pezar constructed a chapel at Ferar in 1882, and Sunday mass was being offered there. A new parish with Ferar and neighbouring villages from Pezar was formed on March 31, 1912 with Fr Reginald Pinto as its first parish priest.
The existing church, constructed by Fr James Sequeira was blessed on December 28, 1932 by Bishop Victor R. Fernandes. Fr Sequeira also built a chapel at the cemetery because it was too far from the church. Fr D.L. Mathias who succeeded him built the presbytery and walled-up the church compound. Fr Raphael D’Souza constructed the belfry.
Fr Reginald Pinto started the elementary school and Fr D.L. Mathias upgraded it.