Parishes

KATEEL: (1971) ST JACOB

Address : Kateel Post, Mangaluru 574148
Phone : 0824-2200277; 8277939347
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Catholics : 731        Families : 165

P. P. : Rev. Michael Mascarenhas
(from 2019 onwards)
Phone : 9449952825
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Former Priests : 

P.P. : Rev. Fr. Ronald Cutinho (till 2019)

 

HISTORY:

Fr Jacob Lobo of Kinnigoly purchased a plot of land measuring 2.02 acres,  added to it another  72 cents of kumki land in 1964 and on this land at Kondemula grama  chapel was constructed and it was inaugurated on December 4, 1968.  Initially this chapel was dedicated to St Don Bosco and later, to St Jacob, the patron saint of Fr Jacob Lobo.

Though, Kateel became a parish in 1969 with wards from Kinnigoly, Kirem and Permude parishes,  It was served from Kinnigoly until February 12, 1971 when Fr Benedict S. Rego (1971-1979) was appointed as the first parish priest. Fr Fredrick Pinto (1980-1983) initiated the construction of the new church.  The new church building was blessed on November 4, 1986 during the time of Fr Joseph A. Cardoza (1983-1990).  The belfry and the open stage were constructed and inaugurated on March 21, 1993 by Fr Joseph Martis.

Fr. Victor Pinto is the 8th Parish Priest of Kateel parish.

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