Inauguration & Blessing of the Infant Jesus Friary at Chikmagalur:-
The newly constructed Capuchin residence and chapel at Infant Jesus School Campus in Chikmagalur was blessed and inaugurated on 15th May, 2012. Rev. Fr. Vincent Furtado, OFM Cap. the provincial of Karnataka Capuchins inaugurated and Rt. Rev. Dr. T Anthoniswamy, the bishop of Chikmagalur blessed the Friary and the chapel. Nearly 35 priests from the diocese and the Capuchins concelebrated the Eucharist with the bishop. After the mass a short felicitation programme was held. Fr. Lawrence Dilraj Sequeira, OFM Cap. the superior of the friary welcomed the gathering. Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap., the principal of Infant Jesus School, thanked everyone and felicitated the architect, engineer, contractor and all the labourers who worked strenuously to complete the building work within 7 months. Bro. Amar Lobo, OFM Cap. compered the programme. The Capuchin brothers and the staff of Infant Jesus School sang melodiously and the school children welcomed the gathering with dance.