The Capuchins came here to serve the people who worked in the Coffee gardens. The owners of the estate too were looked after by the Capuchins. The senior friars who have worked very hard here is Late Fr. Cyril Andrade. Later Friars Dominic and Cornelius too have worked for the development of the parish. The spiritual life of the parishioners was the main apostolate of the friars. Friar Cornelius built this beautiful church. He got the support of the coffee owners as well as some benefactors he raised this edifice.
The friars had a small boarding which housed some students over the period of years. This is a mountainous area and the villagers had limited access to the towns. The friars looked after the boarders who attended the local school and stayed with the friars. Some of these boarders have become priests and others have done well in their lives.