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Diocese of Belgaum

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Homes for the aged:
    3
  • De-addiction center
  • Dispensaries:
    10 (beneficiaries, annual: 14,000)
  • HIV/AIDS centers (men & women):
    2
  • Homes for the physically/ mentally disabled:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    2(beds: 50)
  • Hostels:
    29
  • Other Institutions:
    25 (beneficiaries, annual: 2,200)
  • School of Nursing
  • Special school for child labor

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Diocesan Catechetical, Biblical & Communication Commission :
    Address: St. Sebastian's Church, Vaitakwadi, Tal. Chandgad,
    Dist. Kolhapur, India
    Secretary: Father Francis D'Souza
    Phone: +91 836-2363973
    Mobile: 09420355872
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue Commission :
    Address: Vidya Niketan, Nirmal Nagar, Dharwad -580 003, India
    Secretary: Father Ivan Mendonca SJ
    Phone: +91 836 - 2747690
    Mobile: 09900364614
  • Educational Apostolate :
    Address: Bishop's House, B.C. 69, Camp, Belgaum - 590 001, India
    Secretary: Father Robert Fernandes
    Phone: +91 831 - 2427405 / 2420587
    Mobile: 09845371622
    Email: [email protected]
  • Family Commission :
    Address: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission, c/o Hudappa R. Haddimani,
    Nehru Nagar, Byadgi - 581 106, Dist. Haveri, India
    Secretary: Father Pramod Dalbanjan
    Phone: +91 8375 - 229064
    Mobile: 09449354899/ 09448080009
    Email: [email protected]
  • Health Commission :
    Address: Hope Recovery Centre, Claretian Fathers, Jamalpur Road,
    B.C. 75, Camp, Belgaum - 590 001, India
    Secretary: Father Benoy Abraham CMF
    Joint Secretary: Sr. Rajani Varghese SRA
    Phone: +91 831-2400150
    Mobile: 09449272987 - Father Benoy
    Phone: +91 8336 - 223755- Sr. Rajani
  • Holy Childhood :
    Address: St. Anthony's Church, Camp, Belgaum - 590 001, India
    Secretary: Father Cyril Fernandes.
    Phone: +91 831 - 2435548
    Mobile: 09448866896
  • Justice, Peace & Development Commission:
    Address: Sevalaya, Kelgheri Road, Dr. Da Ra Bendre Road, Sadankeri,
    Dharwad - 580 008, India
    Secretary: Father Rayappa Handiaver
    Asst.: Father Peter Ashirwad
    Mobile: 09448150823 - Father Rayappa
    Ashirwad Office: +91 836-2777774
    Email: [email protected]
  • Labour Commission:
    Address: St. Peter the Apostle Church, c/o N. D. Fernandes, 108/A,
    Central Excise Colony
    Gokul Road, Hubli - 580 030, India
    Dist. Dharwad.
    Secretary: Father Joseph Balaiah
    Mobile: 09449614298
  • Laity Commission :
    Address: Bishop's House, B.C. 69, Camp, Belgaum - 590 001, India
    Secretary: Father Freddy A. Raj
    Phone: +91 831 - 2420587
    Mobile: 09448212877
    Email: [email protected]
  • Prison Ministry :
    Address: Survey No.195, c/o Dr. Satish Divate, Ramghat Road,
    Laxmi Nagar, Hindalga Post, Ganeshpur,
    Belgaum - 591 108, India
    Secretary: Father Maria Anthony
    Mobile:09845422565
    Phone: +91 831-2448860
    Email: [email protected]
  • Proclamation Commission:
    Address: St. Michael's Church, Hidkal Dam - 591 107, Tal. Hukkeri,
    Dist. Belgaum, India
    Director / Animator: Father Peter D' Souza
    Phone: +91 8333 - 263333
    Mobile: 09448102369
    Email: [email protected]
  • Sacred Liturgy :
    Address: Fatima Cathedral, B.C.69, Camp, Belgaum - 590 001, India
    Secretary: Father Eusebio Fernandes
    Phone: +91 831 - 2437177
    Mobile: 09880816634
  • Small Christian Community Commission:
    Address: Sevalaya, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Dr. Da Ra Bendre Road,
    Sadankeri, Dharwad - 580 008, India
    Secretary: Father Andrew Fernandes
    Phone: +91 836-2777777, 2777778
    Mobile: 09945506419
  • Vocation Promotion:
    Address: St. Michael's Minor Seminary, Jyothi Nagar,
    Address: Machhe - 590 014, Belgaum, India
    Director: Father Peter Viegas
    Phone: +91 831 - 2411155
    Mobile: 09448304599
  • Womens:
    Address: Handmaids of Christ, Maria Bhavan Convent, Belgundi -591 139,
    Dist. Belgaum, India
    Secretary: Sr. Xaverita HC
    Associate Secretary: Sr. Suhasini BS
    Phone: +91 831-2555103 - Sr. Xaverita HC
    Phone: +91 831-2413226- Sr. Suhasini
  • Youth Commission:
    Address: Sevalaya, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Dr. Da Ra Bendre Road,
    Sadankeri, Dharwad - 580 008, India
    Secretary: Father Vijaykumar Mendith
    Phone: +91 836 - 2777776
    Mobile: 09448590288

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Employment Bureau:
    Address: c/o Don Bosco Academy, Sutgatti, Navanagar, Hubli - 580 025, India
    Director: Father Albano Fernandes, SDB
    Phone: +91 836 -2324306 / 2324219
    Email: [email protected]
  • Marriage Bureau :
    Address: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Keshwapur - Hubli - 580 023, India
    Director: Mr. J.C. Luiz
    Phone: +91 836-2280253 / 23666997
  • Sevalaya (Diocesan Pastoral Centre) :
    Address: Dr. Da Ra Bendre Road, Sadankeri, Dharwad - 580 008, India
    Director: Father Victor D'Cruz
    Phone: +91 836 - 2777777, 2777778
    Director: 09448420618.
    Email: [email protected]

Social Communications

  • Diocesan Bulletin-Christa Prakash:
    Chief Editor: Fr. Robert Fernandes
  • Su-Sandesha Kenra (1998):
    Co-ordinator: Sr. Grace Mathew FdCC
    Phone: +91 831 - 2427395
  • Su-Sandesha Kenra (1998) (Diocesan Catholic Enquiry Centre) :
    Address: St. Anthony's Compound, Khanapur Road, Camp, Belgaum - 590 001, India

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges Students:
    7,000
  • Training institutes for professional courses:
    10
  • Colleges:
    11
  • High Schools:
    26
  • High Schools Students:
    16,000
  • Primary Schools:
    36
  • Primary Schools Students:
    15,000
  • Training institutes for professional courses Students:
    8,000

Lay Movements/Associations

  • Catholic Association
  • Catholic Charismatic Movement
  • Indian Catholic Youth Movement
  • Legion of Mary
  • Society of St Vincent de Paul
  • Some run by laypeople from Mangalore Diocese

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