Heeding Pope Pius XI’s call that self piety and self sanctification should move outwards for the sanctification and salvation of others, the Central Unit of the Ladies Social Service League (Regd), opened units in the different parishes of the diocese and thus the Bendur unit was started.
The main idea of this league is the missionary task of looking after the needs of its less fortunate neighbors with its acts of charity and mercy.
Ladies Social Service League, Bendur is a unit of the main registered association. It has units in all the Parishes of Mangalore. Each unit does its own work – helping the needy, visiting the sick, the old and the aged, visiting the lepers, HIV patients etc.
They conduct sewing classes in the Parish, where girls who are unable to pursue higher studies can learn a trade. The teacher’s salary and the maintenance of the machines is met by the members of the Parish unit. The students pay a monthly nominal fee and girls of all castes and creeds are admitted.
At present Mrs Cecilia Goveas is the Leader of the Bendur Unit, Mrs Celine Saldanha, the Secretary and Mrs Evelyn Martis is the Treasurer. Meetings are held once a month on the third Thursday of the month.
The minutes of each meeting are written down and the annual report is forwarded to the main unit. Accounts of Receipts and Expenditure is maintained by the Treasurer and given to the Auditor in the month of March every year and the Balance sheet is sent to the government.