Greetings to you all. I’m happy to reach out to you through this website.
St. Ignatius Loyola Church has completed 100 years of its establishment and the centenary jubilee celebrations are in full swing. Rev. Fr. Salvadore D’Souza was the founder Parish Priest. Thereafter 15 priests have served this Parish. I’m privileged to be the 17th one to lead the jubilee year. St. Ignatius Loyola Kannada Medium School will celebrate its Centenary Jubilee in 1915.
We have taken up 3 major projects. The Centenary Memorial Hall is almost ready. St. Ignatius Loyola English Medium School has been started already. The Church renovation work is in progress. You may view the progress in our Website and Facebook page also. A lot of people from Paladka and abroad have contributed generously towards the projects. We remain grateful to them and pray God’s blessings upon them. People offer their free labour (sarti). Even Hindus offer their free labour to the Church renovation work.
Our Jubilee celebrations will be on 15th Dec (Mass for the dead), 16th Dec (Day of religious), and 17th (Jubilee day). A lot of preparations are on the way. We seek your prayers and support for the projects to be completed.
I on behalf of the parishioners welcome you all, a special invitation is offered for all our parishioners working and living abroad, donors, well wishers and friends. It will be our joy to see you with us in Centenary Jubilee celebration.
May God bless you. May St. Ignatius Loyola pray for us all.
Rev. Fr. Ivan Rodrigues