History of the House

This parish was separated from Hosur parish and established an independent parish in 1998 with Fr.Michael Thomas as the pioneer who began the work operating from a rented facility. He then purchased the plot at Choodapuram and setup the residence and a small hall which served for about 5 years as the chapel. Later, in 2006
the parish was blessed with a Church in honour of Our lady Help of Christians through the instrumentality of Fr.Kuriakose. The modest parish consists of 62 catholic families.

Due to the closing of the ABL industrial unit, about 15 Catholic families went back to their home towns and hence the numbers have now further dropped. At present there are 52 catholic families at Bagalur, & 8 families at Berigai, 8 families at Kanagondapalli and 6 families at Attur. The parishioners are of lower middle class families. Their faith life is just satisfactory.

Don Bosco – Sagaya Annai Graphic Arts Institute had its start in the year 2008. It was started as an extension of SIGA, Chennai. Since there wasn't sufficient scope for growth in the parish sector, the regional superior during the extra ordinary visitation had proposed to have additional programme/service in the campus. Thus it was decided to
keep the first year SDC boys of SIGA to coach in communication skill, spoken English and other life-coping skills. In the second year they go back to SIGA itself. Later stage the local students joined the institute directly instead of applying to SIGA. Thus, until 2013 the house has processed six batches.

Social Ministry: Village Animation - Evening Study Centre. Parish Ministry: Anbiams -Vincent de Paul - Legion of Mary, Sub-station Masses -Youth Animation: Technical Ed: Sagai Annai Graphic Arts Institute (SAGAI) - Printing - Designing - Non-Formal: Under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) of NCVT - Printing, Binding Electrical - Tailoring - Nursing - Mushroom cultivation - Vermi Compost - Spoken English - Tally and Basic Computer. Hostel for boys.

Mary Help of Christians
Church Don Bosco Mission -
SAGAI Choodapuram
Bagalur Belathur Post
Hosur Taluk
Krishnagiri Dt - 635 124.

(04344)254335 - House

P Adaikalasamy Anand (INN) - V/Ic: SDC/YMC/ Ad: Vazhikaatti
S Chinnapparaj Thominic - B.Sc. Phy – Christ College
S Kolas Periyanayagam - PT 2
P Varaprasadam Lawrence - R/A/Pp