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Servant of God Mgr Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas, the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Mangalore and the Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany was a holy priest of the Diocese of Mangalore. His memory is fresh in us, though he went to his eternal abode in the year 1960. He is remembered for his pastoral zeal and commitment.

Mgr Mascarenhas was a renowned educationist of his time and visualized education as a means to give life and transform the ignorant, especially the poor and the girls.

Bendur Reveres the Founder Priest

The 53rd Death Anniversary of Servant of God Raymond F C Mascarenhas, the founder parish priest of St Sebastian Church Bendur, Mangalore, was celebrated with a solemn Eucharistic sacrifice officiated by Most Rev Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the Bishop of Mangalore. Fifteen priests concelebrated the Mass. In his homily the Bishop underscored the importance of trust in God and spotlighted the trust and confidence the Servant of God had in Divine Providence. “He did everything to please God alone”, the Bishop said.  After the service, Bishop Aloysius, Rev Fr Antony Serrao, the parish priest, Superior General Sr Wilberta, offered floral tributes to the Servant of God. Thereafter, Sr. Jyoti, the former superior General, Fr Cedric Prakash, SJ, all the priests and people offered respectful homage to the Servant of God and sought his blessings. Bishop released a special calendar as a souvenir of the event. 




 The ceremony was attended by parishioners of various churches, priests and religious, students and teachers of Bethany schools. Sr Rose Celine, the General Councillor proposed the vote of thanks. 


The Servant of God, who was the builder of the present Church, was buried in the nave of the Church. His mortal remains were transferred to a special tomb,    on 16 December 2013, to make it more convenient for the people to come and pray.





The tomb is on the left side extension of the church and is open for public to come and pray.  The parish priest, Fr Antony Serrao is appreciated for his inspiration to shift the tomb in this Centenary Year of the Church and help people to seek the blessings of their founder parish priest who rendered seventeen years of service at Bendur. 


Favours Received

“Glory to the Ever-loving God”

 “Glory to the Ever-loving God”

Compassionate Lord,

            We thank you Lord for granting us the gift of Fr. Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas (loved humanity and devoted to God) from the bottom of our hearts. I am grateful to you for choosing me to work as a teacher in the School which was started by him. I am ever grateful for the intercession of the Servant of God Mgr RFC Mascarenhas for helping my son to complete his education and to get a good job.

By Liny Davis, St. Michael’s School,Westhill

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I have fond memories of the Bethany Convent Chapel at Bendore because

By Max Rasquinha,, Mangalore - Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

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By Bethany

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Drawings & Paintings


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Reminiscing in Tranquility
Sr Violette`s Memories of Mgr Raymond FC Mascarenhas
   Compiled and Edited by:
Sr Mary Naulak BS

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