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Balamilana at Bhalki

Balajyothi Child Sponsorship program had organized ‘Balamilana 2021’ on 20th February 2021 at Bhalki.  Children from various mission centers with greater enthusiasm participated in creative March Fast at Balamilana 2021. Rev. Fr. Vincent Thoras, the Coordinator for the program, along with the animators hoisted the flag and numerous competitions were conducted. From 8 neighboring villages, […]

Bhalki Parish News&Events

Pastoral Visit to Bhalki Mission

Rt. Rev. Robert Miranda Bishop of Gulbarga brought joy of Christ’s presence through his Pastoral Visit to Bhalki Mission from 14-16th February 2021. On this wonderful occasion 51 children were administered the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Bishop with his ever grace filled presence met the parishioners, visited a village, various groups, associations, schools, boarding and […]

Ecumenism And Dialogue KALABURAGI 1962 News&Events

General Body meeting of the Karnataka United Christian Forum

General Body meeting of the Karnataka United Christian Forum  was conducted at Mother Theresa community Hall, Kalaburagi on12th February 2021. New office bearers of KUCFHR were elected at this meeting.  Bishop Robert was elected as the President, Rev David Nathaniel District Superintendent of Methodist Church as Vice President, Mr. Simeon Samuel as the Secretary, and […]

BIDAR MISSION (1982) Laity News&Events

Felicitation to the newly elected members of the Gram Panchayat :

It was a great occasion to honor and facilitate the newly elected officials of the Gram Panchayaths at Sacred Heart Church, Bidar on 9th February 2021. The program was inaugurated by Bishop Robert Miranda, Mr. Wilfred D’Souza GP the resource person, Mr. Sanjay Jagirdar, Mr. Bhanti and Fr.Sunil Andrade by lightning the lamp. Mr. Wilfred […]

Ecumenism And Dialogue News&Events

‘SATSANG GUMPA’ at Chritagiri; Kamalapur

‘SATSANG GUMPA’ Inaugurated on 6th February 2020 at Christagiri, Kamalapur. Celebration began with Holy Eucharist presided by Most Rev Robert Mirada and concelebrated by several priests.  Public program was held along with prominent local officials, dignitaries. Over 200 local people participated. Indeed it was a grace-filled program, Congratulations to Fr. Sadu Joseph for the tireless service at […]

News&Events Youth/ YSM

Youth Empowerment Workshop at Kotnoor

Yuvachethana: The youth commission of the Diocese of Gulbarga organized a Workshop on Youth Empowerment for the youth of Gulbarga Zone on 31st Jan 2021 at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Kotnoor. Youth from, Gulbarga, Shahabad, Shahapur, Yadgir, wadi, Chithapur, Bijapur, Sedam were present . The sessions were  animated by Fr. Melvin Mendoza SJ, Director of Xavier’s […]

Ecumenism And Dialogue News&Events

Symposium on Indian Constitution at Gulbarga

Inter-religious Forum for Peace and Harmony Organized a day’s Symposium on Indian Constitution at Mother Theresa hall, Klaburagi on  30th January 2021at 6.00 pm.  It was staged and honored by Most Rev.  Robert Miranda; Bishop of Gulbarga, Shri Vishwanath Korneshwar, Usthuri Dhuttergoan Matt, Shri Prabhu Khanapure, Kannada Professor, Gulbarga University.  More than 150 members participated […]

Jalasangi Mission JALASANGI MISSION News&Events

The newly built church at Jalasangi dedicated to Our lady of Good Health

The newly built church at Jalasangi dedicated to Our lady of Good Health (Aarogya Mathe Mandir), and Maria Ashram Presbytery were inaugurated on 15 July 2020 by Most Rev. Robert Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga. Bishop proclaiming the Word of God on Blessed Virgin Mary, observed how she became the embodiment of the temple of the […]

News&Events WADI MISSION (1970)

Blessing and Inauguration of the newly Built Presbytery at Wadi

The newly built presbytery  at St Ann Church, Wadi was inaugurated and blessed on 7 July 2020 by Most Rev. Robert Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga. Bishop presided over the Eucharist and proclaimed the Word of God. Bishop expressed his gratitude to  Fr. Wilbert Vinay Lobo  and thanked for bringing the construction work to completion. 

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The newly built Bethany Convent was Blessed and inaugurated at Hebbal Mission

The newly built Bethany Convent at Hebbal was inaugurated and blessed on 3rd July 2020 by Most Rev. Robert Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga. Bishop presided over the Eucharist and proclaimed the Word of God. Bishop expressed his gratitude to Bethany Sisters for their missionary work at Hebbal. Fr Steven Veigas was thanked for his untiring […]

News&Events Social Development

Session On “Our Response to Current Indian Realities” By Rev Fr Cedric Prakash S.J

Session on the “Our Response to Current Indian Realities” was organised on Thursday 20th  February at Sugyan, the Pastoral Centre of the Diocese of Gulbarga. The eminent personality, Rev Fr Cedric Prakash S.J Director for Prashant Centre for Advocacy, Human Rights, Justice & Peace was the recourse person, who addressed the  Priests ,Religious and lay […]

Bhalki Parish News&Events Proclamation And Evangelization

Suvarthe Chinnara Ustava 2020

The Diocesan level Missionary Childhood association members meet Suvarthe Chinnara Ustava 2020 was held on 25-26 Jan 2020 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bhalki. Chinnara Ustava began at 6.00 pm on 25th  with the prayer service after which  children in groups presented themselves with various cultural activities. Fr. Faustine lobo, the Regional coordinator was the chief […]

BIDAR MISSION (1982) KALABURAGI 1962 News&Events

Apostolic Carmel Sisters celebrating 150 years of their foundation.

The celebration of the 150th year of the establishment of the Apostolic Carmel of India, Mangaluru was held in the Mother of Divine Grace Cathedral on Sunday, 9 February  2020. Bishop of  Gulbarga inaugurated it by unveiling the picture of Mother Veronica, the foundress of the Apostolic Carmel, and celebrated the Holy Eucharist with other […]

News&Events Proclamation And Evangelization

Inauguration of the New Mission at Afzalpur

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 […]

Ecumenism And Dialogue News&Events

Inter-Religious Programme, Gulbarga

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 […]

Justice And Peace SC/ST News&Events VIJAYAPURA MISSION (1991)

Constitution Dedication Day at Sindagi

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 […]

News&Events Proclamation And Evangelization

Annual Clergy Retreat

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 .

KAWADIYAL –BASAVAKALYAN MISSION (1996) News&Events Social Development

Dance Sparsha Dance

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.  […]

Justice And Peace SC/ST News&Events

Training Programme for the Christian Minorities

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 Parish News&Events

Bhalki Jathrotsava 2019

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 […]

News&Events Prison Ministry

Medical Camp at Central Jail , Gulbarga

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 […]

health Health KADAGANCHI MISSION News&Events

Health Check up Camp at Kadaganchi

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.

Holy Childhood KALABURAGI 1962 News&Events

MCA Retreat at Gulbarga Deanery

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 […]

health News&Events

Health Check up Camp and Deepawali Celebration at MTCH, Gulbarga

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 […]

Bhalki Parish Holy Childhood News&Events Proclamation And Evangelization

Prathibha Karnji at Bhalki

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.            

News&Events Youth/ YSM

“Youvajanothsava 2019” at Ballary:

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 […]

Humnabadh Mission News&Events Social Development

Blind Walk on World Sight Day & Mental Health Day at ORBIT

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 […]

Humnabadh Mission News&Events Youth/ YSM

Youth Annual Retreat at ORBIT

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 […]

Bhalki Parish News&Events Youth/ YSM

Jeevan Jyothi Camp 2019

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 […]

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Seminar on “Effective Communication and PR Skills at SANDESHA, Mangalore

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 […]

KALABURAGI 1962 News&Events

Arise 2019: Zonal Youth Convention at Gulbarga

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 […]

Humnabadh Mission News&Events

ORBIT patroness St. Mother Theresa’s Feast & Rakta Runi 2019

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 […]


Flood relief at Mudhol and a few villages in Vijayapura :

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. […]

Humnabadh Mission News&Events

Capacity building programme for the staff of orbit & Sevasangama

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 […]


Independence day at Central Prison in Gulbarga

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 volunteers of Prison Ministry, India

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 […]

KALABURAGI 1962 News&Events

Inter-School Competition on “National Integration”

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 […]


Diocesan SCC Animators Training Programme

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 […]

BIDAR MISSION (1982) EKAMBA MISSION 2013 News&Events SANTHPUR MISSION (1987) Ujini Parish

Independence Day in the Bidar District Jail and Sub Jail at Aurad

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.

Institutions/ Mother Theresa Hospital News News&Events

Water Wheel to Villagers

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.

Institutions/ Mother Theresa Hospital News News&Events

Eye-screening Camp

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.


Pratibhasiri 2019 Grand Finale

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 […]

Humnabadh Mission News&Events TALMADGI MISSION (1999)

Rakshabandhana Day in the Sub Jail ( Humnabad)

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

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 […]

Institutions/ Mother Theresa Hospital News News&Events

Cataract Eye Screening Camp at MTCH

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, […]

Humnabadh Mission News&Events

PPC Workshop at Gulbarga and ORBIT:

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 Diocesan Level CRI Meeting at Kalaburagi :

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 […]


Diocesan Level Mission Orientation Programme

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 […]


Inauguration of Year of Youth:

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.  


Education Commission- Orientation Programme:

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 […]