MANGALORE – 575002

St Sebastian Church was established in the Year 1914 and Msgr Raymond F.C. Mascarenhas was the first Parish Priest.  This parish started its growth with a lot of activities – like Spiritual, Social, Educational, Economic and Political.  The Golden Jubilee of the parish was celebrated in the year 1965 and the Platinum Jubilee was celebrated in 1989.

Now we are in the 100th  Year.  We have already inaugurated the Centenary Year on 20-01-2013 and planned to hold the Centenary concluding programme in January 2014.  During this Year we will have a lot of activities for the people. The theme of the Centenary year is “Towards deeper faith and Fraternity”.

At present we have 2150 families in our parish with a population of 8225 people.  The Parish Pastoral Parishad members started planning about the centenary celebrations.  What shall we do in memory of our Centenary? – was the question.  We thought of planning something for the poor and needy people.  There are many needy people within our parish.

Medical Treatment today is becoming more and more expensive and many times many people find it difficult to meet the medical expenses.  Taking this aspect into consideration our Parish Pastoral Parishad and the Centenary celebration Committee members decided to start a Medical Fund in memory of the Centenary of our Parish. We have planned to collect Rupees One Crore and more and keep the capital amount in the bank.  The bank interest will be utilized to help the needy sick people of our Parish.  A committee is already formed to frame the rules and regulations of disbursement.

We are now approaching you with an appeal.  We know that you are our well-wisher and have helped us in many ways.  We are sure that you will help us to build up this Medical Fund,  so that we may help the needy sick people.  God will definitely bless a generous giver.  We will  pray for you and your near and dear ones.

You  may draw your Cheque/Draft in favour of St Sebastian Church, Centenary Medical Fund A/c No. 64109952837, (IFSC:SBMY0040666), State Bank of Mysore, Kadri-Shivbagh Branch, Mangalore- 575 002.

Yours Sincerely,

Fr Antony M. Serrao
Parish Priest