Beltangady: Doing what they preach - Priests join hands in flood relief work

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru 

Beltangady, Sep 11: The sermon that is given from the pulpit in the church regarding doing good unto our brethren became a reality when 15 priests of Beltangady deanery got together and toiled hard for a day to remove the mud that was fallen on a house that belongs to Sundar Gowda of Malvantige village of Beltangady taluk. 

It is first of its kind in the diocese of Mangaluru where a group of Catholic priests ageing from 30 to 70 years got together for the noble cause of flood relief work. Beltangady taluk was the worst affected during the recent deluge. Though the parishes in the taluk had collected money and necessary items for relief, the priests of Beltangady deanery felt that it would be better if they reach out people through their action also.

This unique initiative of the priests was carried out under the leadership of Fr Bonaventure Nazareth, dean of the deanery, under the guidance of Fr Vinod Mascarenhas, Director of Vimukthi Social work Centre, Beltangady.