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GANGAVATHI: Infant Jesus Church [1980]

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Patron : Infant Jesus

Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Pushparaj P.

Address : Infant Jesus Church

Gangavathi – 583 227

Koppal District

Phone : 08533-271319

History: Gangavathi, being a fast developing town, had a lot of inflow of immigrants, even Catholics, from outside. When Catholics grew in number, Frs. Denis Menezes and C.V. Silva, S.J. catered to their spiritual needs from T.B. Dam Parish. On 19th December 1980, Fr. Thomas D’souza was appointed as the first Parish Priest of Gangavathi, residing temporarily in Munirabad with Fr. Anthonyraj as his Assistant.

After Fr. Thambiraj was appointed Parish Priest of Munirabad, Fr. Thomas shifted his residence to a rented house in July 1981 at Gangavathi itself and started his apostolate. The present Church was built and consecrated on 22nd August 1990.

Catholics : 422

Substations : 17

B.C.C Groups : 8

Institutions :

  1. Asha Kiran Convent – Sisters of Charity
  2. Bishop Hogan Primary School
  3. Asha Kiran Dispensary
  4. Asha Kiran Tailoring Institute

 
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