The Ground Floor of the Mount Carmel School, Carmel Giri, Kadangachi,
Kalaburagi was inaugurated on the 26th of January, 2017. Most Rev. Robert
Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga blessed the Crucifix that was unveiled by Rev.
Fr Charles Serrao, Provincial Superior. After placing it at the entrance of
the school, all venerated the Cross. Then the Provincial unveiled the plaque
bearing the name of the Helen Chua Tiampo, the magnanimous sponsor of the
project. Fr. Rudolf V. D’Souza, the regional Superior of the Carmelites of
the Canada Region inaugurated the completed building by cutting the ribbon.
After a meaningful prayer service, the Bishop blessed the newly constructed
building along with Fr Rudolf V. D’Souza.
There followed a small cultural programme organized by the staff and students of the school. Fr Arun Bennis the Head Master of the School spread a red carpet of roses to all the invitees. Fr Sylvester Pereira, the Superior and correspondent of the School presented a bird eye view of the project and the history of the venture. The Bishop addressed the gathering and appreciated the dedicated service of the Carmelites in the diocese of Gulbarga, especially in Kadaganchi Village. The LKG and UKG children of the school were exuberant as they sang and danced to the tune of music in an enchanting dance performance.
Fr Rudolf V. D’Souza who was present on behalf of the Sponsor expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the local team for their untiring job and committed work in realizing the venture. Quoting the Vedas he said our school is geared towards leading the people from falsehood to truth, darkness to light and death to life – a total transformation of life and appealed for the support and cooperation of the localites and the parents in leading the school to greater heights. Rev. Fr Charles Serrao expressed sentiments of gratitude to one and all especially the contribution and the hard work of Fr Rudolf V D’Souza without whom the project would have been a bed of thorns. The Bishop, Fr Rudolf V. D’Souza, Fr Sylvester Pereira and Fr Lawrence D’Cunha were honored by the provincial. The local community honored the Provincial for his support and encouragement. Rev. Fr Nelson Pinto compered the whole programme. The presence of many priests from the diocese of Gulbarga was commendable. The parents and many people from the village witnessed the historical event. After the programme all the invitees were served snacks and cold drinks.
The charity has assisted in partial financing of an addition to a seminary in Mysore, India for the training of young men to the priesthood.
C.C.C.S. is handing out free sandwiches to between 300-500 of the poor in the past few months
The charity has supported a village in Nigeria called Oforola, of a Catholic priest who is the pastor of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Surrey