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520 Young Artists Perform For Christa Nanama Christmas Programme At Ballari; Religious Leaders Urge

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                                                    BALLARI, DEC. 15, 2014: Christa Namana Christmas TV programme which will be telecast live by Doordarshan’s Chandana Channel was held Dec. 14 at Ballari. Over 3-hour long colourful cultural fiesta involving 520 young artistes was held at Good Shepherd Auditorium. The event was jointly organized by Doordarshan Kendra Bangalore, All India Radio Ballari-Hosapete, Catholic Diocese of Bellary and United Christian Forum Ballari. Christa Na... Read More

Loyola School Building Opened At Jagir Pannur

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              BELLARY, DEC. 12: It was a dream come true for the people of Pannur to have their own school in the village. The new school building was blessed and inaugurated Dec. 12 to the accompaniment of thunderous applause of hundreds of children and local villagers. Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza blessed the building in the presence of Fr Stany D’Souza, the Je... Read More

Vatican Seeks Input On The Family From Catholics Worldwide

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BALLARI, DEC. 12: For the second time in two years, the Vatican has asked national bishops' conferences around the world to seek input from Catholics at "all levels" about how the church should respond to sometimes difficult questions of modern family life, such as divorce and remarriage. Issuing a document in preparation for a second worldwide meeting of Catholic bishops on ... Read More

Ballari To Host Christha Nanama Christmas TV Programme

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BALLARI, DEC. 11, 2014: Christha Namana Christmas cultural programme of music and dance which will be telecast live by Doordarshan’s Chandana Channel will be held in on Dec. 14 at Bellary. The colourful cultural fiesta will commence at 5.30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Good Shepherd Auditorium, St. Philomena’s School, Ballari. organized on 14th December ,Sunday at 5.30p.m at Good Shepherd ... Read More

Mount Carmel Guru Mandir Blessed And Inaugurated At Gurugunta

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GURUGUNTA, RAICHUR, DEC. 8, 2014:  Newly built presbytery which is named Guru Mandir was blessed and inaugurated by Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary at Gurugunta, Raichur on December 8, the solemnity of Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary. Recalling the simple dwelling place of Blessed Virgin Mary in Nazareth which became the “tabernacle of God with us”, Bishop urged all ... 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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Mr. Arokiaswamy ( 60 ),Maternal Uncle of Rev. Fr.Gnanaprakam L

 Parish Priest of Harapaur , Raichur Dist.  passed away on June 1, 2014. His funeral Mass was held at 4 p. m, on Monday the 2nd June at T B ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Monday, 2 June 2014

Mrs. Advel D’Souza ( 82), Sister of Rev. Fr. Thomas D’ Souza

 Bethany Senior Priests Home of Bellary passed away on March 24, 2014 in Mumbai. Her funeral Mass was held at 4p.m, on Tuesday the 25th March at Christ the King ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Mrs. Seraphine Fernandes (87), Mother of Rev. Sr. Lilly Fernandes, St. Ann’s Convent, Mudgal

 passed away on March 15, 2014 in Mangalore. Her funeral Mass was held at 3.30 p. m, on Wednesday the 16th March at Fatima Church, Mundkur, Udupi Diocese. We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Mr. Origanti Siluvappa Reddy ( 93), Father of Rev. Fr. O. Vincent

 Parish Priest of St. John’s Church,Maski, Raichur passed away on February 11, 2014. His funeral Mass will be at 9a.m, on Thursday the 13th February  at Phatphur, Tamil Nadu. We ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Mr. Vincent R (72), Father of Rev.Fr. Lourduraj

 Assistant Rector of Dheeksha Bhavan & Asst. Manager of St. Joseph’s Boy’s School, Bellary  passed away on  December 28, 2013. His funeral Mass was on the same day at St. ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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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