St. Peter's Church

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

The Jesuits took charge of the Parish as they started the Pannur-Mission on 29th of June, 2002.Until then Fr Ajith Pai was the Parish Priest. When we took over, there were about 87 catholic families in the Parish. The church was a small structure which could accommodate about 150 people. This church was often hit by floods. Now we have a new church quite spacious and beautiful which can accommodate nearly a thousand people. There are also catholic families in the substations such as Hulugunchi, Yediwala and Yeddaladoddi numbering together more than 50 families. Fr Maxim Rasquinha was the first Jesuit Parish Priest for 5 years. Then came Fr Eric Mathias and Joseph D’Souza to assist him. Fr Prem Kumar from Monfort Fathers assisted Fr Maxim for 3 years. Evert since then we have Priest namely Fr Ambrose D’Souza, Fr Thomas D’Souza, Fr Vijayaraju, Fr Norbert Fernandes, Late Fr Prakash from the Monfort Congregation who assisted Fr Norbert for 3 years, Fr Joy, Br Suman and then came Fr Anil D’Souza as the Parish Priest in 2016. He was assisted by Fr Rayappa for a year and then Fr Wilfred from the Holy cross congregation. Presently Fr Don Prem Lobo is the assistant parish priest along with Deacon Bonaventure of the Holy Cross Congregation.

As Fr Anil D’Souza begins his fourth year as the Parish Priest there is much to cherish as we look back at the growth of the Parish. The Parish looks grand after having renovated. St Joseph’s Institutions Bangalore donated benches to the Parish. Finally our parishioners could now sit on benches. A new Grotto is built to enhance the spiritual growth of the people. Very soon the parish surrounding will have interlocks. Fr Anil has been very systematic as a Parish priest. He has brought out a family book that maintains the family records.