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MLC Ivan Briefs Ballari Public On Govt’s Christian Development Schemes

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BALLARI, SEP. 23: Mr. Ivan D’Souza, Chief Whip of Karnataka Government in State Legislative Council and Member of Karnataka Christian Development Council briefed the public about Govt. schemes for Christian community at Ballari today. While addressing a large number of Christian leaders and citizens at St. Antony’s Community Center, Ivan strongly encouraged leaders of the community and the department staff to take u... Read More

Ballari Religious To Move From Institutional To Mission Mode

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BELLARY, SEPT 18: 36 Religious superiors and heads of institutions decided to move from institutional mode to mission mode here on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Bishop’s House. Gathered for an annual meeting to reflect on the pastoral challenges of today and Pope’s Pastoral Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), strongly felt the need of effectively responding to the present day ... Read More

“Mother Teresa – Best Bharat Ratna”; Leaders Laud Her Services

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BALLARI, SEP 10: Local leaders of Ballari lauded Mother Teresa as the “Best Bharat Ratna” and lauded her services to the poorest, last and the least, today at a public function held to celebrate the canonization of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the golden jubilee of the foundation of the MC Convent in Ballari. Ever since the starting of the ... Read More

Mother Is Saint Teresa Of Calcutta Now On

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BALLARI, SEP 04: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) was elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis today in the Vatican. Hundreds of thousands of dignitaries and pilgrims witnessed the event of global importance. The canonisation of Mother Teresa, a Nobel prize winner who was known as the “Saint of the Gutters” for her work with impoverished and dying people living in the slums, ... Read More

Father Joachim School Building Opened

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JAWALGERA, AUGUST 27: The newly built Fr. Joachim School building was blessed and inaugurated by the Bishop on Aug. 27 at Jawalgera.   Made possible by the kind donation of the Trustees of Friars Minor of the English Province, the school building is dedicated to the empowerment of the backward section of the society.   The Diocese is sincerely grateful to Fr. ... Read More

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Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama Turns Silver( 1991- 2016)

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 The silver jubilee celebrations were held in Mathe Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Cantonment,  Bellary at 11 a. m on 17th October, 2015. A concelebrated thanks giving Holy Eucharist led by Most Rev. ... Read More

Diocesan Pastoral Council inaugurated

Dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters and Brothers, Warmest greetings of peace and joy to all!    1.     Diocesan Pastoral Council inaugurated The newly formed Bellary Diocesan Pastoral Council was inaugurated Oct. 2 at ... Read More

To All Secretaries of Councils, Commissions and Committees

Dear Rev. Fathers,   Greetings of peace and joy to all of you! It’s about four months since the Diocesan Councils, Commissions and Committees were formed. It’s proper that we assess ... Read More

Year of Priests: Workshop on Pastoral management

     Dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters and Brothers,      Greetings of peace and joy to all of you!       1.      Year of Priests: Workshop on Pastoral Management The two-day workshop held on ... Read More

Rehabilitation of Flood Victims and Diocesan Diamond Jubilee

1. Relief for flood victims: With a substantial contribution from Caritas India, the guidance from KROSS and the assistance from convents, institutions, friends and well wishers, we have been able to ... Read More

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Owen Kumar (40), brother of Fr. Deva Putra

 Sirigeri Mission met with an accident and passed away on 05.01.2016. Funeral was held on 06.01.2016 at St. Antony’s Church, Chikkahesarur, Raichur District. May his rest in peace! We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Wilfred Sequeira (63) bro-in-law of Sr. Vita Lobo

 Superior, St.Joseph’s of Tarbes Convent at Jagir Pannur, Raichur District passed away in Mangalore on 03.01.2016 . Funeral on 08.01.2016 at Urwa Church, Mangalore. May his rest in peace! We ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Eveline Pinto (86) Sister of Fr. Maxim Rasquinha sj

pioneer of Manvi- Pannur Mission  passed on 03.01.2016 in Kadri Mangalore, Funeral was held on 04.01.2016 St.Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore. May her rest in peace! We pray for the repose ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Fr. John Peter Sathiaraj sdb (78),brother of Ms.Sugantha Saithiaraj

 Director, Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Bellary, passed away on Jan 02,2016.The funeral was held on Jan03  in St. Lourdes Shrine, Perambur, Chennai. May his rest in peace! We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Chowriah (80), father of Rev. Fr. Lourdraj Alapatti

 passed away on Jan. 01, 2016. The funeral was held at on Jan. 02 at Guntur, Andrapradesh. May his rest in peace! We pray for the repose of the soul ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

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Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine

Bellary-Mathe-small The Shrine of Bellary Arogya Mathe was blessed and dedicated on 8th September 2000 on the feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Mother Mary in memory of the great jubilee 2000 and the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Bellary

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Diocesan Diamond Jubilee

This year is Diamond Jubilee of our Bellary Diocese.  It is completing 60 years in the service to God and His people.

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Loss of Life and Property due to Flash Floods in Bellary Diocese

 Number of people affected : 151,934
Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22