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New Office Bearers Elected for UCF Ballari

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BALLARI, MAY 09: New office bearers for United Christian Forum, Ballari were elected May 09 at Bishop’s House, Ballari. The general body meeting of United Christian Forum was held at Bishop’s House, which started with prayer by Rev. Samuel Prasad, Presbytster, John Hands Memorial Church, Ballari. Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary and President of UCF greeted all the members present and ... Read More

Ujjeevana – Rural Empowerment Program Launched At Lingsugur

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          LINGSUGUR, RAICHUR DISTRICT, MAY 8: Rural empowerment programme called ‘UJJEEVANA’ was launched May at at Lingsugu, Raichur Ditrict, Karnataka. The inauguration was done by lighting the traditional lamp by Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Ballari along with dignitaries such as Fr. John Moonjely of Caritas India, BDDS Director Fr. Chourappa and many others. In his presidential address Bishop Henry D’Souza stressed on th... Read More

Community Celebration of Weddings Held At Jawelgera, Raichur

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JAWALGERA, MAY 10: 9 young couples from Jawalgera parish made vows at community celebration of weddings organized at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Jawelgera, Raichur. Bishop Henry D’Souza along with 8 priests of the diocese blessed the couples.  Bishop in his homily focused on the God given responsibility of building strong families founded on mutual love, dignity and respect, fidelity ... Read More

A Priest And Two Deacons Ordained In Ballari

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                        BALLARI, MAY 05: Deacon Anselm Sunil Dandavati from Sacred Heart Parish, Mudgal, Raichur was ordained priest on 5th May at St. Anthony’s Cathedral, Ballari by Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Ballari. Also, Brother Balaraju B, Asumption Church, Dasapura, Hassan, and Brother Rayappa Kadanlli, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hire Naganoor, Raichur were ordained deacons. In his homily Bishop reminded priests of the po... Read More

Ms Sugantha, Director Dhama Awarded In Ballari

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BALLARI, MAY 1 (Lourthu Sagaya): Miss Sugantha Sathiyaraj, Director of Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Ballari was felicitated by Senior Principal Civil Judge of Ballari Shrimathi  MH Shantha at the legal awareness program organized by Human Rights Activists Organization at Joladarashi Doddanagouda Ranga Mandir on May 1. The award was presented for her exemplary services to the rural and under privileged ... 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