The Afzalpur Mission of the Holy Cross Fathers was formally inaugurated on 3rd December 2019 at Afzalpur . Bishop of Gulbarga blessed the mission in the presence of Fr. Roque D’costa CSC, the provincial superior of the South India Province. Fathers and Sisters were present on this occasion. Bishop welcomed and thanked Fr. Lawrence D’Almeida […]
Inter-Religious Forum for Peace and Harmony, Kalaburagi organized a talks on – The Life and Message of Prophet Mohammed and Guru Naanak Devji at Hidayat Centre, Kalaburagi on Saturday 30th November. Prof. Zulfikar Ali and Mr. Gurumeeth Singh were the main speakers of the Day who spoke on the life and teachings of the two […]
Sindagi Mission Team in collaboration with the Dalit Sanangarsha Samithi (DSS, D. G. Sagar) organized the Day of the Dedication of the Constitution of India at Sindagi on 29th Nov 2019. Mr. Chethan; Constitutional Activist and film Actor, Dr. Isabella, Dr. D. G. Sagar the main speakers of the day inspired the audience to work […]
The Clergy of Gulbarga Diocese had their annual retreat from 25-29 November at Sugyan, the Diocesan Pastoral Centre . Rev Fr Selva Rathinam SJ, President of Jnana Deepa Vidyapeet, Pune, the retreat preacher led the group of Priests into a deep spiritual insights and experiences .
Sparsha Care Home, Basava Kalyan celebrated the 5th anniversary of its existence on 24th November 2019 by putting up a stage for the children living with HIV Aids (CLHA) at Rangamandir, Gulbarga. Rt. Rev Robert Miranda Bishop of Gulbarga , Mr. Eda Martine , District Police Superintendent of Gulbarga were the chief guests of the day. […]
SC/ST, Commission together with Justice and Peace Commission organized a day’s training programme on 16th November 2019 at 9.30 a.m. at ORBIT on the theme Government Benefits for Christians of SC/ST background and Christian minorities. Dr. Izbella, one of the social activist was the resource persons of the day . Around 40 representatives participated actively […]
Bhalki Jathrotsava 2019, the Annual Feast of Infant Jesus celebrated at Bhalki, on 8-10 November 2019 was indeed a memorable event. Jathra celebration began with the Benediction followed by procession around Bhalki city on 8th November at 4.00 pm. During the procession, the priests delivered a brief message of the Gospel in three different places in the […]
Prison ministry, Gulbarga unit in collaboration with the Basaveshwara Hospital, Kalaburagi organised Skin Check-up and Treatment on 2nd November 2019 for the prison inmates at Central Jail, Kalaburagi. Mr. I. S Ramesh Chief Superintendent inaugurated the Medical camp and invited the inmates to make use of the facility. He also Thanked Sr. Reena D’Souza SSPS […]
Mother Theresa Charitable Hospital Staff reached out at Mount Carmel School, Kadaganchi for the Health Check-up of the school children on 31st October 2019. Dr. Idris examined the children and treated them. The health care and physical fitness was focused upon to grow healthier.
The Members of the Missionary Childhood Association of Gulbarga deanery attended a day’s retreat at Mother of Divine Grace Cathedral, Gulbarga. Fr. Vincent Pereira, the GDES Secretary preached this retreat. Cultural competitions were also organised for the MCA Children. About 50 children were participated in these activities. Children experienced the spiritual blessing and God given […]
Fr. Santhosh Dais, the Director of Mother Theresa charitavble Hospital, Gulbarga organised health check-up camp at the hospital on 27th October, 2019. During the health check up camp, 48 poor Leprosy patients from surrounding villages of Mother Theresa Hospital Trust were supported with a set of dress, sweets and diyas. This was contributed by Rotarian Shekar Suthrave, Devanand […]
GDES had organised Prathibha Karanji in view of Bhalki Jathra for the boarding children of all our Catholich Institutions, which was held on 26th October 2019. About 250 children participated. Children were motivated to grow in faith and wisdom and form themselves for better future.
11th Karnataka Regional Youth Convention was held in Arogya Mathe Shrine, Bellary from 24th – 27th Oct , 2019. The Convention was named as “YUVAJANOTSAVA 2019” with the theme “Youth Caring the Earth for a Better World”. The Convention began with the celebration of Holy Eucharist, there after Diocese-wise solemn procession began along with the Synod […]
The diocesan social development centre ORBIT, organized Blind Walk on the occasion of World Sight Day on 10th October 2019 at Humnabad city. The program was conducted to create awareness about the problems of people with blindness, to create awareness on eye donation and to encourage people to be kind and compassionate towards these differently abled […]
The Commission for Youth organised three days annual retreat for the Youths on 11-13th October 2019 at ORBIT, Humnabadh. Bishop of Gulbarga inaugurated the retreat and instructed the youth to grow in holiness. Fr Clary, Fr. Gerald Sagar, Fr. Santhosh Bapu and Fr. Anil Prasad preached this retreat to the youths. Around 125 youth […]
Rev. Fr Clevan Gomes, the Secretary for the Commission for Youth organised Jeevan Jyothi camp 2019 for three days for the catholic students of 10th Standard on 6-8th October 2019 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bhalki. 58 students from all over the diocese participated and benefited from this camp. This camp was organised with an objectives of […]
Mangalore : Sandesha Foundation for culture and Education in collaboration with the Karnataka Regional Commission for Social Communication organized three days of Seminar on “Effective Communication and PR Skills” at Sandesha, Mangalore on 6-8th October 2019 for the representatives of all the dioceses of Karnataka state. Dr. Edward Nazareth, inaugurated the session and spoke on […]
The youth of Gulbarga Deanery gathered at Mother Theresa Hall, Gulbarga for the youth convention on 2nd September 2019. Bishop offered the holy Eucharist and pryed over the youth. Mrs. Anitha, HR was the resource person of the day spoke well on the topic Youth Motivation. Fr. Clevan Gomes, the youth Director, organised the convention […]
The feast of Mother Theresa was celebrated in ORBIT on 5th Sep 2019. The programme began with meaningful Eucharistic celebration con-celebrated by five priests. The entire staff of ORBIT and some of the invitees too participated in the mass. Blood Donation Camp of ORBIT in honour of Mother Theresa, in collaboration with ICYM was inaugurated […]
The Religious Communities of Vijayapura under the leadership of Rev Fr Antony Das S.J and Fr Anil Victor Vas have provided relief materials to the flood victims of Mudhol and neighboring three villages on 26th August 2019. They took up massive relief work in the villages around Mudhol. The relief materials were sent by Bp. […]
Two days residential training for the staff of ORBIT and Sevasangama was held on 21st and 22nd of Aug 2019 at ORBIT. Two major training were on: Fund Raising: Various sources of fund availability and the mode to approach the funding foundations was introduced to the participants. The programme got concluded with the preparation of […]
Team of Gulbarga Prison Ministry organized the Independence day and Rakshabandan programme for the prisoners on 16th August 2019 at Central Jail, Gulbarga. Under the leadership of Sr. Reena D’Souza SspS , The Diocesan secretary for Prison Ministry. The students of St. Xavier College, Sirnoor and St. Mary School, Kotnoor facilitated a beautiful and meaningful […]
Training programme for the Team of Prison Ministry, India took place on 24th August 2019 at Sugyan, the pastoral centre for the Gulbarga Diocese at Kotnoor. Rev. Fr. Benny Joseph, The Regional Coordinator for the Commission of Prison Ministry, India was the resource person of the day.Fr Benny had given some practical guidelines as well […]
Inter-Religious Forum for Peace & Harmony, Gulbarga and Gulbarga Diocesan Education Society organized Inter- School Competition on the theme of “National Integration” at Mother Of Divine Grace, Cathedral, Kalaburagi on 17th August 2019. Various schools from the city participated in the Patriotic Dance and Tableau competition and made a superb performance. Bishop Robert Miranda; The President, Shri […]
The Secretary of the Commission for SCC Fr. Vincent Thoras Organised Diocesan SCC Animators Training Programme at Sugyan on 10-11 August 2019. Rev. Fr. George Lobo, Regional Director of SCC, Rev Fr. Joachim Fernandes, The Secretary of the Commission for SCC at Mangalore Diocese, and Mr. Francis, the Regional Deputy Secretary for SCC were the […]
Independence Day was celebrated at the Bidar District Jail and Sub Jail at Aurad by the CRI members of Bidar Deanery along with the members of Prison Ministry India . Short Cultural programme and outdoor games were conducted and eatables were distributed to the inmates. The prison inmates were happy and remained grateful.
Mother Theresa Charitable Hospital celebrated independence day joining hands with the Government School, Kannadagi Village, Uplaon 20 women were given water wheelers with the help of Rotarians. They also have adopted the village school in order to make it functional.
Mother Theresa Charitable Hospital, Kalaburagi in collaboration with the Jilla Panchayath Health and Education Standing Committee organised Eye screening camp for cataract surgery at Aurad B Village on 14th August 2019. Around 50 people benefited.
Gulbarga Diocesan Education Society organised Finale of the Pratibhasiri 2019 (Diocesan Level Inter-School Competition) on 10th August 2019 at The St. Mary School Ground, Kotnoor. 19 Schools selected for the finales for the Indoor and Outdoor Competition participated . Bishop inaugurated the competition along with other dignitaries lighting the torch and thereafter handing over to the […]
Rakshabandhana Day was celebrated at the Sub Jail, Humnabadh by the CRI members of Bidar Denary along with the Humnabad Zonal Team. Bethany English Medium School; Humnabadh, Students of Shanthi Kiran Technical Institution and Talmadige Youth performed short meaningful programme on the theme: “Humanity is the best Religion”. Rev Fr. Gerald Sagar; the Zonal Leader, Fr Livin, […]
Review cum planning meeting of the commission for women took at Sugyan on 30th July 2019. Sr. Nancy Lobo FMM, the new secretary for women’s commission moderated the meeting. There were 29 participants. Bishop Robert Miranda and Fr, Stany Lobo the Vicar General were present. Fr. Stany Lobo extended a warm welcome to each one present […]
Mother Theresa Charitable Hospital, Uploan in collaboration with the Jilla Panchayath Health and Education standing committee for surgeries organised National Programme for control of blindness (NPCB) at on 19th July 2019 as well as 2nd August 2019. Around 60 people benefited and 12 people were chosen and underwent free cataract surgeries. Thanks to Fr. Santhosh Dais, […]
The workshop on the Role of Evangelization by the laity was organised on 3 and 4th August 2019 at Kalaburagi and ORBIT respectively by the Laity Commission. UCPI Team headed by Mr. Vijay and his team took up the sessions on united Prayer and action. They presented the five steps for the evangelization. They are, a) Pray […]
The CRI meeting at the diocese level took place on July 6th at 10 a.m at Sugyan Gulbarga. It was attended by 65 members from four districts. The President of CRI Fr Antony Das S.J Mission Superior of Jesuits in Vijayapura, CRI Secretary Sr Rochana CSST of St Joseph Convent Gulbarga have organized this meeting. Bishop Robert […]
The Diocesan Level Mission Orientation Programme was held on 14th June 2019 at Sugyan the dioceses pastoral centre . 92 participants (Priests and Sisters) from all the four districts took part in this programme. The Programme began with a Praise and Worship conducted by Fr Vincent Pereira. Bishop Robert addressed the gathering and stressed the […]
Bishop of Gulbarga announced and invited all the Youth, Parish Priests, and Religious to inaugurate the year of Youth on 9th June, on Pentecost Sunday. All over the diocese the Year of Youth was inaugurated very meaningfully displaying the Logo. Thanks to Fr. Clevan Gomes, The secretary for the commission of Youth.
The Commission for Education organised a day’s Seminar for all the Managers, HMs, Principals & Clerical Staffs of Catholic Institutions at Sugyan, Pastoral centre , Gulbarga on 8th June 2019 . Bishop in his introductory talk spoke about the Education Policy of the Church. Resource persons Dr Chandrashekar S Principal of Siddharth Law College spoke […]
Fr. Wilbert Lobo, Secretary of the Commission for Catechetics organised a day’s seminar on You Cat for the catechism teachers, Priests , sisters and youth on 5th January 2019 at Bhalki. Rev. Fr Vijay Machado, the Director of Mangala Jyothi Publication, Mangalore, was the resource person of the day. He spoke on importance of catechism, […]
GDES and St. Joseph’s School jointly organised an Orientation Programme for the Teachers of Religious and Diocesan Educational Institution in Gulbarga deanery at Mother Theresa Hall Gulbarga on 31st May 2019. The programme was inaugurated by Bishop and Resource Person Mr Jairaj, the Principal of Diploma College. Fr Vijayraju the Parish Priest of Mother of Divine […]
Youth, Education and Sponsorship Commissions jointly organized two days of Career Guidance programme at ORBIT on 7-8th May. More than 60 students of S.S.L.C and P.U.C participated. Thanks to Frs. Clevan Gomes, Vincent Thoras and Vincent Pereira for guiding the little once for future studies.
Mother Theresa Charitable Hospital, organized Physiotherapy for the children with physical disabilities . 22 children benefited from this camp. Hospital has also started the care and treatment of the Leprosy Patients having ulcers. They are treated free of cost under the NLEP. A programme of 35 women health groups of the neighboring villages also went […]
Vocation camp was organized by Fr. David D’Souza, the Rector of the minor seminary here at Kristashram, Kaudiyal on 25thApril 2019. 17 children benefited from the camp.
Pre-cana course was organized by the Family Commission on 27- 28th April 2019 here at ORBIT. 42 candidates prepared themselves for the Sacrament of Marriage, Recourse persons of the day also did well. Their lessons were appreciated by the participants.
GDES (Gulbarga Diocesan Education Society) organized three weeks of Sankalpa Camp for the High School students at Sugyan on 26th March 2019. 90 + students participated and made best use of the opportunity. Children were given classes on Science, Maths and Spoken English by the qualified teachers . Afternoon they were also given faith formation, […]
Bishop of Gulbarga inaugurated the Journey of the Cross here at Cathedral on 14th April 2019 by handing over the Karnataka Reginal Youth Convention Cross to Fr. Stany Goveas the parish Priest of Cathedral parish. It will be taken to parish to parish with the devotion and prayer by our youth.
The Priests and Religious spent their Day in prayer and recollection at Cathedral on 11th April 2019 . Rev. Fr Praveen Harry D’Souza OFM, The Provincial superior of the OFM in India, gave an inspiring talk on the Passion of Christ. In the afternoon Religious joined for the talk on ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ and the diocesan […]
On the occasion of 68th birthday of Bishop Robert Miranda, felicitation programme was organized at Sugyan, Pastoral centre along with the Children of Sankalpa Camp. In the morning a prayer service, and in the evening Bishop celebrated thanksgiving holy Eucharist with the priests along with a few pepole. After the mass a short felicitation programme was […]
The Pastoral Plan Reporting of the Activities of Bidar, Gulbarga and Bijapur denaries took place on 2 and 3 April 2019 at Bhalki and Gulbarga respectively. The Commission review was also held at Gulbarga on 4th April 2019. Fr Stany Lobo, DPP Coordinator welcomed the Bishop and Fr. Faustine Lobo, The Regional Coordinator (KRPP). He also […]
The Joint meeting of Council of Priests and Diocesan Pastoral Council held at Sugyan, Pastoral Centre on 21st March 2019. The resources persons Rev. Fr Milton Gabriel Gonsalves, the CCBI Secretary of the Family Commission spoke on the theme ‘Family Apostolate’ based on the encyclical ‘ Femiliaris Consortio’ by Jhon Paul II. Fr. Cleavon Gomes, The Secretary […]
The Commission for Proclamation and Evangelisation organised a Day of Sharing on ‘The Challenges of the New Missions’ on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Sugyan, the Pastoral Centre. Fr. Santhosh Dais and Sr. Angeline shared their rich experiences of the early years in Bidar Mission. They also spoke on the present-day challenges which are so […]