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Archdiocese of Bangalore

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boys:
    7
  • Charitable institutions, foundling homes:
    34
  • Counseling centers:
    16
  • Dispensaries:
    21
  • Health centers:
    17
  • Homes for the aged:
    16
  • Homes for the mentally disabled:
    4
  • Hostels:
    6
  • Hostels and boarding houses for boys/ girls:
    52
  • Leprosy, HIV / AIDS, cancer centers:
    11
  • Orphanages:
    27
  • Printing press / publications / book stalls:
    24
  • Retreat centers:
    7

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Archdiocesan Commissions -Asst Co-ordinator:
    Father Jacob Britto, CSSR
  • Archdiocesan Commissions -Co-ordinator:
    Msgr T.S. Amruthraj
  • Catechetics- Secretary:
    Father James Prabhu, Parish Priest
    Address: Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Akashnagar, B. Narayanapura, Dooravaninagar Post, Bangalore 560 016, India
    Phone: +80 25600136
    Mobile: 9886447909
  • Ecumenism- Secretary:
    Father Arokianathan J., Parish Priest
    Address: St Peter's Church, Rustumbagh (Behind Manipal Hospital), Opp: Airport Road, Bangalore - 560 017, India
    Mobile: 9740203056
    Email: [email protected]
  • Education - Secretary:
    Father V.M. Gregory, ABE Secretary & Principal
    Address: Maria Niketan School, St. Mary's Town, Bangalore 560 084, India
    Phone: +80 25464484 / +80 25804377
    Email: [email protected]
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue - Secretary:
    Father Terence Farias SJ, Rector
    Address: Jesuit Nivas, P.B. 25003, 35, Museum Road, Bangalore 560 025, India
    Phone: +80 22214417, +80 22292716
  • Laity - Secretary:
    Father S. Jayanathan, Parish Priest,
    Address: St Patrick's Church, Brigade Road, Bangalore 560 025, India
    Phone: +80 2559 9863
    Email: [email protected]
  • Liturgy - Secretary:
    Father A. Sagayanathan, Parish Priest
    Address: Sacred Heart Church, 62, Richmond Road, Mother Teresa Circle, Bangalore 560 025, India
    Phone: +80 25511955
    Mobile: 9845321428
    Email: [email protected]
  • Proclamation and Evangelization - Secretary:
    Father Britto Jacob CSSR, St. Gerard's House, #8 John Armstrong Road, St. Thomas Town P.O., Bangalore 560 084, India
    Phone: +80 25498176 / +80 23330438
    Mobile: 9844021515
    Email: [email protected]
  • Social Communication - Secretary::
    Father Adolf Washington, Director - ACC
    Address: Archbishop's House, 75, Millers Road, P.B. 4650, Bangalore 560 046, India
    Phone: +80 23534477
    Mobile: 9845012152
    Email: [email protected]
  • Youth- Secretary:
    Father Divya Paul, Youth Director
    Address: Yuva Chethana, 2nd Cross, Da Costa Layout, St Thomas Town Post, Bangalore 560 084, India
    Phone: +80 25472048
    Mobile: 9448079738
    Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Co-ordinator (For Women): Ms Carmen Catarino:
    Address: 31, 1st Floor, 3rd Cross, Hutchins Road, St Thomas Town, Bangalore 560 084, India
    Phone: +80 41252606
    Mobile: 9845397123
    Email: [email protected]
  • Auxiliary of the Apostolate:
    Secretary: Ms. Sylvia D'Souza
    Address: No.1, 4th Cross, 13th Main, Chinnappa Garden, Bengaluru 560 046, India
    Phone: +80 23330412
    Mobile: 9980832523
    Email: [email protected] yahoo.co.in
  • Bangalore Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services:
    Address: St Mary's Orphanage Premises, 2nd Cross, D'Costa Square, St Thomas Town P.O. Bengaluru 560 084, India
    Director: Father Jacob Britto, CSsR
    Mobile: 9844021515
    Email: [email protected]
  • Catholic Association of Bangalore:
    Address: Catholic Club, Annex, 22, Museum Road, Bengaluru 560 025, India
    Phone: +80 25305329
    Spiritual Director: Father Lawrence Noronha
    Mobile: 9448389293
  • Catholic Club:
    President: Gavin Santiago
    Mobile: 9844076216
    Spiritual Director: Father Jayanathan S.
    Address: No. 22, Museum Road, Bengaluru 560 025, India
    Phone: +80 41128239
    Website: www.catholiclub.com
  • Catholic Enquiry Centre:
    Spiritual Director: Father Arokianathan J.
    Mobile: 9845503983
    Address: c/o Infant Jesus Shrine, Viveknagar p.o., Bengaluru 560 047, India
    Secretary: Sr. C.L. Clare, DSP
    Phone: +80 25545704
    Mobile: 9480434983
    Email: [email protected]
  • Catholic Medical Guild of St Luke, Bangalore:
    President: Dr Shobha Sudarshan
    Address: Maria Seva Sangha, 12, Rest House Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India
    Phone: +80 25589066
  • Catholic Nurses' Guild of India:
    Ecclesiastical Advisor: Father Terence Joseph. Fransz
    Mobile: 9845285867
    Address: Clergy Home, Bishop's House, Miller's Road, Bengaluru 560 046, India
  • Christian Workers Movement:
    Chaplain: Father A.S.Anthony Swamy
    Mobile: 9342811277
    Address: Bangalore Christian Employees Co-ordination & Factory Worker's Associations, St Mary's Basilica Shivajinagar, Bengaluru 560 051, India
    Phone: +80 22868627, 22868628
  • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW):
    Director: Sr. Shantha
    Address: Abala Ashraya, Behind St Mary's Basilica, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru 560 051, India
    Phone: +80 25488456, +80 25098370, +80 22869263
  • Focolare Movement:
    Co-ordinator (For Men): Mr. Rey Pacaeco
    Address: # 20/1, C.K. Garden - Wheeler Road Extn., St Thomas Town, Bengaluru 560 084, India
    Phone: +80 25468173
    Email: [email protected] vsnl.com
  • Heralds of the Gospel:
    In-charge: Bro Joaquim Fernandes
    Address: Heralds of the Gospel, 14/1, MEG Officers Colony, Jai Bharath Nagar, Bengaluru 560 033, India
    Phone: +80 25490022
    Mobile: 9844041446
  • Legion of Mary:
    Address: St Mary's Basilica Shivajinagar, Bengaluru 560 051, India
    Phone: +80 22868627, +80 22868628
    Spiritual Director: Father Anthony Swamy A.S.
    Mobile: 9342811277
  • Respect for Life - India (RELI):
    Secretary: Sr. M. Annuciata, RGS
    Address: c/o Good Shepherd Convent, Pro-Life Movement, Museum Road, Bangalore 560 025, India
    Phone: +80 22246806
    Mobile: 9844129904
    Email: [email protected]
  • Secular Franciscan Order:
    Superior: Father Andrew Anil Sequeira, OFMCap
    Address: Deena Seva Ashram, R.V. Vidyaniketan, Bengaluru 560 059, India
    Phone: +80 28484224, +80 28484012
  • Society of St Vincent De Paul:
    Spiritual Director: Father Lawrence Noronha
    Address: Assumption Church, 2nd Block, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru 560 010, India
    Phone: +80 23520300
    Mobile: 9448389293
  • The Forum of Christian Advocates of Bangalore:
    President: Mr. George Da'Costa
    Address: # 45, Da Costa Layout, 2nd Cross, Bangalore 560 084, India
    Phone: +80 25472170
  • The Serra Club of Bangalore:
    Chaplain: Father Eric A. Rodrigues C.Ss.R
    President: Jeanette D'Souza
    Mobile: 9845119854, 9845505546
    Phone: +80 22218896, +80 22212841
    Email: [email protected]
    Address: D-1 Cornwell Rustumji, No.3, Cornwell Road, Langford Gardens,
    Bangalore 560 025, India
  • Young Christian Student / Young Students Movements (YCS/YSM):
    Secretary: Father Divya Paul, Youth Director
    Address: Yuva Chethana, 2nd Cross, Da Costa Layout, St Thomas Town Post, Bangalore 560 084, India
    Phone: +80 25472048
    Mobile: 9448079738
    Email: [email protected]

Social Communications

  • The archdiocesan website provides details of Church institutions, events and programs:
    www.bangalorearchdiocese.com
  • The Archdiocese publishes a monthly news magazine called TABOR, with news and views about local Church life.
  • The territory also houses South Asian Religious News (SAR News), a news agency managed by the Indian Catholic Press Association:
    Editor: Father Adolf Washington
    Address: 29, Anjali Building, St. John's Church Road, Opp. St. Francis Xavier's
    Cathedral, Bengaluru - 560 005, Karnataka, India
    Phone: +80 25568447
    Mobile: 9945890588
    Fax: 25568446
    Email: [email protected]

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools :
    26
  • Schools of commerce:
    10
  • Higher primary schools:
    44
  • Nursery schools:
    11
  • Tailoring institutes:
    16
  • Teacher:
    3
  • Technical training institutes:
    14
  • Colleges:
    14
  • Medical colleges:
    1
  • Nurse training institutes:
    3
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