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Two-Days Seminar On “Liturgy and Life” Held; Urged To Celebrate Properly, Effectively and Gracefully

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BELLARY, 30 JULY 2015 (Sagaya):  Bishop along with the diocesan priests and superiors of religious houses in the diocese participated enthusiastically in the two-day seminar on “Liturgy and Life” held on July. 29-30, at Dheeksha Bhavan Minor Seminary. Fr. Dr. Joseph Lionel, professor and scholar in Liturgy, of the clergy of the Diocese of Thanjavur animated the sessions. Bishop Henry ... Read More

Thousands Of School Children Join Pope’s Green Crusade; Leaders Urge United Action

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BALLARI, JULY 25 (Sagaya):   Over 6,000 school children and political and religious leaders, govt. officers and teachers converged from all over Bellary city to participate in Clean – Green Ballari campaign at St. Philomena’s PU College grounds, July 25. The campaign was jointly organized by all the Catholic schools of Ballari in collaboration with the district administration, Forest Department and Education ... Read More

Over Ten Thousand School Children To Support Pope’s “World Our Common Home”

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BELLARY, JULY 22, 2015: Over ten thousand school children of Bellary join “Green Pope” Francis’ call to make the “world our common home” through an awareness programme organized by the Diocese of Bellary. Pope Francis’s much acclaimed Encyclical Laudato Si is on the care of the “world our Common Home”. Released on 18 June, 2015, the Pope powerfully draws the attention ... Read More

Bala Yesu School Building Blessed At Vidyanagar, Raichur

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RAICHUR, JULY 17, 2015 (Fr. Jeyaraj Putti): A new building for Bala Yesu School (CBSE) was blessed and opened today at Vidyanagar, Raichur. Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza blessed the building at a well attended function and laid the foundation stone for the lunch hall. While appreciating the new school building which is a land mark in the area, Shri BV Naik, ... Read More

Infant Jesus Degree College Opened At Raichur

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RAICHUR, JUNE 16, 2015: Infant Jesus Degree College was blessed and inaugurated by Bishop Henry D’Souza on June 16 at Vidyanagar, Raichur district. The new college will offer 3-year degree courses in Commerce and Arts streams. In his message Bishop appreciated the initiative taken by the Manager Fr. Robert Paul to get the necessary permissions from the University of Kalaburagi and Govt. ... 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