Shanthi Cathedral launches outreach programme

 An outreach programme was launched to mark the 150th anniversary celebration of Shanthi Cathedral at a programme organised to celebrate the anniversary at Cathedral premises on Sunday.

The outreach programme aims at contributing for the economic and holistic development of the community members.

Various churches existing in remote and backward areas will be chosen as beneficiaries and aided by Shanthi Cathedral for improving the scenario.

The programme pattern includes periodical visit to the beneficiaries, conducting programmes for children, youth and women and pooling funds for developmental activities. As a part of the adoption programme of rural churches, CSI Greater Memorial Church, Mundur was formally adopted on Sunday and the church will be given financial aid for the next three years.

Speaking on the occasion, Mangalore Diocese Vicar General Dennis M Prabhu said that the activities of the churches should be relevant to the world. It is important for the churches to function in such a way as to meet the joys, sorrows, anxieties and expectations of the people.

A church can fulfill its duty only when it works towards meeting the expectations of people, he said.

He appreciated the role played by Shanthi Cathedral in bringing social, cultural and educational revolution in the city.

Karnataka Southern Diocese (CSI) Bishop Dr John S Sadananda presided over the programme. Church of South India Moderator G Devakadasham, MLA U T Khader and others were present.

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