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Ballari Christians Hold Rally Protesting Attacks on Christians and Women

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BALLARI, 27 MARCH 2015: Hundreds of Christians from  all Christian denominations, institutions and women groups held a protest rally condemning attacks on Christians and women in India. Peaceful protest rally commenced from Moti Circle in the city, went through the main streets of Ballari and marched to Deputy Commissioner’s Office to submit a memorandum. Addressing to the crowd that gathered for ... Read More

New Block of Senior Priests’ Home Blessed And Inaugurated

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BALLARI, 26 MARCH 2015: New block for BETHAY, senior priests home was blessed and inaugurated by Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary on 26 March, 2015. The new block is named after the first Bishop of Ballari - Bishop Hogan. Senior priests Fathers Paul Fernandes, Henry Fernandes, Thomas D’Souza, Denis Menezes and Archibald Corea opened the new block by cutting the ... Read More

International Women’s Day Held In Bellary; Theme: Make It Happen

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BALLARI, March 21, 2015 (Sr. Marie Christine): International Women’s Day was celebrated in Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Bellary to encourage effective leadership and recognize the greater role of women among local women.   It was jointly organized by Diocesan Women Commission and Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama (Women’s Development Center).   Fr. Paulraj, Vicar General, Sr. Margaret RGS, Joint Secretary, KRCBC ... Read More

DPC Meeting Held, Bishop Urges To Promote Vocations to Consecrated Life

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BALLARI, MARCH 21, 2015: “Consecrated Life is a precious gift of God to the Church and humanity. We need to promote vocations to religious life among young boys and girls”, declared Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Ballari. He was addressing the members of the Diocesan Pastoral Council at its meeting held at the Bishop’s House today. “The families and lay ... Read More

Karnataka Bishops Urge More Effective Family Ministry

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The following is the full text of the Pastoral Letter issued by Archbishop Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore and President, KRCBC: Dear Rev. Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Lay Faithful, Peace and Joy of Christ to all of you! At the outset, we wish that the observance of the season of Lent may help all of us to get the necessary spiritual benefits that ... 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