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St. Lawrence Church

St. Lawrence Church is situated in Attur, Karkala, 38km from Udupi. There used to be an old shrine of St. Lawrence established in 1759 A.D, which was destroyed by Tippu Sultan. In 1975, Rev. Fr. Frederick P.S. Moniz rebuilt the shrine of St. Lawrence. A small flower garden can be seen in the place of the old shrine, at the back of the present church. In 1895, the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Frank Pereira started the prayer services. The present Church was again rebuilt in the year 2000 A.D, and was inaugurated and blessed by Rt. Rev. Dr. Aloysius P. D'Souza, the Bishop of Mangalore, on 21st January 2001.

The main attraction of the church is a 100 feet high tower representing religious art of various regions to symbolize the acceptance of people of various faiths and the 'Miracle-Pond' in modern Indian Architectural style, where the devotees can take a dip. The church provides a midday meal service for devotees every Thursday after the Novena. A large beautiful dining hall is there to provide meal to pilgrims on this day. There is a multi-storied Community Hall for the spiritual needs of the devotees and also to help the devotees especially during the annual festival and also to help parish and nearby people. Another attraction of the church are the two caves, one at Doopadakatte and the other at Kabattu , facing highways. There is a cross on top of the Parpale Hill belonging to the church, said to be erected in 1901. People can reach this cross by climbing a distance of 1 k.m . On Palm Sundays a procession is held from the church to the top of the hill which is attended by large number of devotees. The activities of the church are administered and directed under the Bishop of Mangalore Diocese. Large number of devotees gather here to attend the Novenas and prayer services, and for the annual feast held in the last week of January every year.

Daily Mass at 6.30 am, Saturday 4.30 pm, Sunday 7.30 & 10.30 am, Thursday Novena : 10.00am Rosary & Confession ,10.30 am Adoration, 11.00 am Mass, 12.00 noon Novena, 12.15 pm Lunch

Contact address:
St. Lawrence Church
Attur, Karkala - 576 117
Phone : 08258 - 230322, 233842

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