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New Old Age Home Blessed and Declared Open In Bellary

Bellary, 22 JULY 2017: A home for the aged persons from economically poor background has been blessed and declared open on 22 July in Bellary. Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary blessed and dedicated the new home, named Gnanamma Vriddhashrama, to the poor and neglected elderly persons of Bellary Diocese. During concelebrated thanksgiving inaugural Mass in the chapel of the old age ... Read More

Motivation And Prayer for Evangelization Held

BELLARY, JULY 12: The Bellary Diocesan Commission for Evangelization organized a day-long sensitization programme on Evangelization at St. Antony’s Community Centre, Bellary on July 12. It was well attended by about 200 participants, who included priests, religious and lay leaders from different parts of the diocese. The seminar began at 10.00 a. m. with invocation prayer service led by Bro. Innaci Muthu ... Read More

Cardinal Ivan Dias Goes To His Eternal Home

ROME, JUNE19: Cardinal Ivan Dias passed away in Rome on June 19, 2017.  He was 81. His  mortal  remains  were  laid  to  rest  on  June  22,  at  Verona Cemetery, Rome. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Peter’s Basilica on Wednesday, 21 June. It was presided over by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Dean of College of Cardinals, joined by several Cardinals, inc... Read More

Renovated 200-Year Church Rededicated In Bellary

BELLARY, JUNE 18 (Sagaya): Large number of priests, religious, lay faithful and well-wishers joyfully witnessed the bicentenary celebrations and blessing of the renovated Christ the King Parish Church in Bellary on June 18. Two hundred years of Christian worship rooted in deep faith in God was celebrated meaningfully while praising God. Built and blessed as an Anglican church in 1816 at a ... Read More

Fr. Mark Gonsalves – Great Friend Of The Poor And Able Administrator Passes Away

BELLARY, MAR. 19: Fr. Mark Gonsalves, former Vicar General, Chancellor and Diocesan Finance Officer of Bellary passed away at 4.15 pm on March 19, in Udupi. He was 63. He was at his Sister’s place at the time of death. He collapsed all of a sudden while having tea. Diocese of Bellary is grateful to Fr. Mark Gonsalves for his dedicated pastoral ... Read More

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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

To All Secretaries of Diocesan Organizations

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 as to ho... 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