Our Parish
 
Irmiz Committee
 
The Chapel at the Mangalore Bishop’s House is called Irmiz and the patron is Our Lady of Dolour. We have a chapel called by the same name- Irmiz and the patron is Our Lady of Dolour . It is believed that our elders brought the statue from Goa and installed it.

There is a folklore regarding this Chapel. Shirva and the surroundings villages were infected with small fox.
   
And the people in their distress prayed to Our Lady of Dolour’s at Irmiz and took procession and made vows and they were cured of their disease. To remember this event they had the feast of Irmiz every year as a thanks giving.
 
Rev. Dr. Ronald Cutino in his work ‘Ektha’ he as this to say regarding this chapel. “History: this Chapel known has Irmiz in the Portuguese language is established by the Portuguese. They used to build such Chapels where there were no churches. So that they could offer prayers wherever they landed in these places”.
 
At present we have the annual feast of the Irmiz with the triduum vespers feast day at the first week of Easter. On every Friday we have Rosary & Holy Mass and people do attend with devotion.
 
Irmiz Committee consisting of the gurkars and PPC Members the following wards- Irmiz ward, Sorkal ward, Shirva Ward, Daddinahithlu upper ward, Daddinahithlu lower ward, Kudthamajal ward, Padav ward & Kadikumbla ward take responsibility and leadership at the liturgical activities of Irmiz. They have a project to renovate the Irmiz structure and make it more attractive.
 
Infant Jesus Shrine at Pilar, Shirva :
 
We have a Chapel dedicated to Infant Jesus at Pilar. On every Sunday we have Sunday mass. On every Thursday we have Novena to Infant Jesus at the Chapel. There is a committee that is consisting of the gurkars and P.P.C. members of the following wards Jalamel ward, Pilar ward, Pilar lower ward, Majalbet ward and Kodpahithal ward which runs the day to day affairs of the Shrine. We hope to build a suitable place of worship to Infant Jesus in the near future.