Sacred Heart Convent
Sacred Heart Convent, Hirebile - May 28, 1960
The parish priest Fr F Pinto of St Joseph parish at Hirebile at a distance of 13 kms from Kalasa and 30 kms from Kottigehara required assistance of a religious Congregation to cater chiefly to the estate labourers of the Western Ghats in his parish. Srs Millicent Pinto, Alphonsa Fernandes and Priscilla D’Sa arrived at Hirebile on May 28, 1960 on the request made to the Superior General made by the Parish priest. They resided in a small house given by the parish.
They identified themselves with the people sharing their joys and sorrows. Sr Alphonsa being a medical personnel attended to their concerns related to health. Gradually a school building was erected in 1968. Children of the labour class who are deprived of education are being provided with boarding facility for a better future.
Besides Education, Pastoral activities such as animation of choir, altar servers, Marian sodality, teaching catechism and preparing for the reception of sacraments, church cleanliness as well as periodic visits to houses are the regular features of the Sisters’ ministry.