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The History of the HouseThis parish was separated from Hosur parish and established as 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. At the later stage the local students joined the institute directly instead of applying to SIGA. Thus, until 2013 the house has processed six batches.