Renovation of Milagres Cathedral under progress fast
Kallianpur, Feb 6, 2016: As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the present church building, which is built in the year 1940 and to meet the growing needs of the cathedral, the platinum jubilee committee has started some structural changes to this Mother Church of our diocese and we bring you this pictorial report of the work in progress.
During the renovation of the church building, all the daily religious activities of the parish will be held at the tri-centenary hall and the work is expected to be completed by May, 2016.
Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur, Udupi – 576114
Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the Church Building - An Appeal
Hearty greetings to you from the Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur. We have successfully completed three years of the establishment and declaration of Milagres Church as the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Udupi. Our Lady of Miracles, our beloved mother, has been declared the patroness of our infant diocese. Milagres Cathedral is the mother of all the churches of our diocese.
The present Church, built in 1940, completes 75 years of service to the faithful. In order to meet the felt needs of the church, the
Platinum Jubilee Committee has planned three projects to mark this historic occasion:
1. Redesigning the Façade
2. Repair of the Church Roof
3. Painting of the Church
4. House for the Poor
Our generous donors have extended their help and support in all our previous ventures. The renovation of the Tri-Centenary Hall has been completed beautifully. The Committee solicits your generous assistance in the new projects.
Need of the Projects:
1. The Façade :
The beauty and elegance of our magnificent altar evokes a sense of awe and devotion in the faithful. The beauty of the altar and the interior structure is not properly reflected in the existing façade of the church. A blue print has been prepared to give a face-lift to the facade at an estimated cost of `. 50 lakh.
2. The Church Roof:
The church roof is 75 years old and is fragile. There is seepage during the rainy season. The wooden structure as well as the tiles need immediate repair/ replacement. The roof of the cathedral will strengthened by replacing the reapers and the tiles at an estimated cost of ` 20 lakh.
3. The Painting:
The painting the cathedral will enhance the beauty of the magnificent structure and will create a conducive atmosphere for prayer, meditation and celebration of the liturgy. It will acquire a new and attractive look. The estimated cost is `.10 lakh.
4. House for the Poor:
The plan to provide houses for the poor of the parish, who do not have a shelter of their own at a minimum of rent. The estimated cost is `. 25 Lakh.
The total cost of the Project:
Front Façade : `. 50 Lakh
Church Roof : `. 20 Lakh
Painting : `. 10 Lakh
Houses : `. 25 Lakh
Every contribution, big or small, shall be accepted and acknowledged gratefully:
PATRONS : ` 10 Lakh & above
FOUNDERS : ` 5 Lakh & above
BENEFACTORS : ` 3 Lakh & above
WELL-WISHERS : ` 1 Lakh & above
DONORS : ` 50,000 & above
We solicit your generous cooperation in completing the above projects. May Our Lady of Miracles, along with Jesus, her son, bless all of you and your families abundantly. We look forward to your kind helping hand.
Your kind contribution may please be sent to:
The Parish Priest,
Renovation of Milagres Cathedral
Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur
Udupi - 576114, India.
SB A/c. 01442200065830
IFSC Code: SYNB0000144
Parish Priest and Jubilee Committee
News published on: 2016-12-07