Sr M Usha BS



As per Year : 2016

Holy Family Convent, Nirkan


Name of the Superior : Sr M Vinitha Pereira BS


History: The Canonical Erection ceremony of the community was held on 28th June 1970 at 4.15 p.m. The Holy Mass was celebrated at 3.15 P.M attended by the Parishioners. After Mass Very Rev. Fr. Basil D’souza Inaugurated the “HOLY FAMILY CONVENT – NIRKAN”, in the presence of the whole congregation gathered around. Then His Lordship proceeded to bless the convent.
Immediately after that the parish priest together with all the Parishioners welcomed the sisters. They thanked the Mother General for having takenup the responsibility and sending the sisters to work in the Parish.
The need of beginning the community in this particular parish is obtain teachers for the parish school and to involve the sisters in parish activities and to assist the pastor in and around the church.
Teaching catechism on Sundays, incharge of pious Association such as Altar boys, Marian Sodality, S.V.P., ICYM, YCS, Catholic Sabha, Preparing children for the First Communion and confirmation , preparing Sunday liturgy, Altar decoration, cleaning the Altar linens, distributing communion on Sundays, Participating in the SCC prayers in the wards, visiting the families and students, helping families and students whenever is needed. Sisters rendered best service through pastoral & social ministries
The congregational celebration on Feb. 22nd 2009 was held at Holy Family Convent   Nirkan as Sr.Cresentia ventured into her centenary years of her life. The concelebration of Holy Eucharist was celebrated by the Rev. Fr.Denis Prabhu Along with other priest .The Superior General Sr. Jyothi, the provincial superior Sr.Involatha & a good number of sisters present.
On 25th Feb. 2010 Sr.Cresentia celebrated her birth centenary. Provincial Superior, the councillors & her family members were present. The Holy Eucharist at 7pm. Celebrated by Fr. Thomas Baretto O.C.D. A short felicitation programme was followed by Dinner.
Sr. Cresentia celebrated her Platinum Jubilee of Religious life on 25th April 2011. Holy Eucharist was celebrated on 5.30 P.M on church followed by a felicitation program & an agape at our convent. Sr. Wilberta Superior General & Sr. Mariette Provincial Superior & Parishioners were also present for the same.
August 25th 2012 was the saddest day in the history of Nirkan Community because we lost one of the eldest members of our congregation.

Sr. cresentia passed away at the age of 103. She breathed her last in Badyar Hospital & her mortals were brought to the community at 8 a.m. by Sr. Mariette on the 26th at 2p.m. Sr. Wilberta & the councillors, Sr. Mariette & her councillors & good number of priests & Bethany sisters were present for the Funeral. Her family members were also present for the same.


Year of Establishment : 20.06.1970
Pioneer Sisters : Sr. Doreen, Sr. Avina, Sr. Celsa
Superior - Sr. Doreen

All the Superiors who served the convent


Present Superior : Sr. Jessilita


Convent Building photo :


Present superior and sister’s :


Address of the convent :

Holy Family Convent
Vogga Post,
Bantwal Tq,
D.K. 574265
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Phone No: 08255 - 285264

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Bethany Provincialate
Vamanjoor, Mangalore, 575028
Karnataka, India.

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