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Daya Nilaya Convent Opened At Amaravati

BALLARI, JAN 10: Daya Nilaya Convent of Deena Sevana Sisters (DSS) was blessed by Bishop Henry D’Souza and opened by Sr. Daniela, DSS, superior general along with the provincial superior Sr. Georgia DSS at Amaravati today. Attached to the Abhaya Home for special children affected by HIV/AIDS, the convent is a newly erected foundation in the diocese. Welcoming the Sisters, Bishop stated, ... Read More

Silver Jubilee Celebration of Infant Jesus School Attracts Large Gathering

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RAICHUR, JAN 6: Enthusiastic and colourful celebrations marked the silver jubilee of Infant Jesus School Vidyanagar, Raichur January 4-5. The celebrations attracted huge gathering of dignitaries, parents, teachers and students.   The celebrations started with a thanksgiving Holy Eucharist presided over by Bishop Henry D’Souza on Jan. 4. It was following by a well attended cultural evening by the alumni and students.   The main event ... Read More

Diocesan Sponsorship Committee Organises Children Sponsorship Meet

BALLAri, DEC.18: The Diocesan Sponsorship Committee (BSSK) hosted children’s get- together at Lingsugur and Ballari on Dec. 11 and 18. The well attended programmes were held at Little Flower School, Lingsugur on for children of the Raichur district. The children of Bellary and Koppal districts met at St. Joseph’s Boy’s School, Ballari. The children’s sponsorship programme helps children from economically ... Read More

Seminar On Management Of NPOs And Minority Status Held

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BALLARI: DEC.14: Large number of pastoral clergy and heads of institutions from the Diocese of Bellary enthusiastically participated in a day’s seminar on Management of Non Profit Organization and Minority Status of educational institutions on Dec. 14, 2016 at Bishop’s House.   The seminar was animated by renounced charted accountants Mark D’Souza, Mr. Ravindranath and Supreme Court advocate Sr. Jessy Kurian.   The ... Read More

New Presbytery Blessed At Chikkahesarur

BALLARI, DEC. 6:  Newly built presbytery was blessed and inaugurated  in presence of a large gathering of Priests, Religious, People and children by Bishop Henry D’Souza at Chikkahesaru, in Raichur district on Dec. 6. While appreciating the hard work put into by local parish priest Fr. Antony Fernandes, the Bishop thanked him for his contribution to establishing Chikkahesaruru   mission and ... Read More

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Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama Turns Silver( 1991- 2016)

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 The silver jubilee celebrations were held in Mathe Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Cantonment,  Bellary at 11 a. m on 17th October, 2015. A concelebrated thanks giving Holy Eucharist led by Most Rev. ... Read More

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

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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