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“I write these lines as a spiritual leader, empathizing with the sentiments of millions of people at this moment… I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to the periodic darkness that envelops our dear nation…”

~ Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, wrote in a message to the people of Myanmar and the international community following the Feb. 1 military coup in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Diocese of Bhadravathi

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Institutions for the Hearing Impaired Children:
    Karuna Nilaya (Hostel for Hearing Impaired), Machinahally
    Mother Therese Deaf & Dumb School
    Mother Therese ITI for the Hearing Impaired Children
    Industrial Training Institutes (San Jose ITI, Gadikoppa)
  • Kindergarten:
    6
  • Kindergarten - Students:
    616
  • Primary and Elementary School - Students:
    984
  • Primary and Elementary Schools:
    14
  • Schools & colleges in the diocese:
    San Thom High School, Anavatty
    San Thom Higher Primary & High School, Gadikoppa
    San Jos High School, Gadikoppa
    St. Joseph's Aksharadhama ICSE School, Gadikoppa
    St. Mary's Vidya Samathe, Holehonnur
    St. Antony's Higher Primary, Iduvally
    St. Antony's High School, Iduvally
    Navajothy Vidya Samasthe, Konandur
    Mary Matha PU College, Ripponpet
    Mary Matha High School, Ripponpet
    Good Shepherd Higher Primary School, Ripponpet
    San Jos Higher Primary School, Shimoga
    San Jos Higher Primary School, Shimoga
    St. Tresa School, Hale Jedikatte, Bhadravathi
    Navajyothi Nursery School, Masthikatte

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Balabhavans (Orphanages):
    St. Antony's Balabhavan, Iduvally
    Lourde Matha Balabhavan, Nagavally
    Navajyothi Boys Hostel, Masthikatte
    Kristuraj Balabhavan, Anavatty
    St. Alphonsa Balabhavan, Umblebylu
    Maria Balabhavan, Holehennoor
  • Dispensaries:
    Kristu Deepa Dispensary, Iduvally
    Deepa Clinic, Hossur (Induvally) N. Holekatte
    Jyothi Nilaya Dispensary, Nagavally
    Mary Matha Arogyalaya, Masthikatte
    Good Shepherd Medical Centre, Ripponpett
    Jeevan Jyothi Seva Kendra, Bhadravathi
    Alphonsa Dispensary, Umblebylu
    Alphonsa Dispensary, Sagar
    St. Joseph's Homeo Clinic, Shimoga
    Jyothi Dispensary, Anavatty
  • Health-care centers:
    12
  • Hospitals:
    St. Mary's Hospital, Holehonnur
    Occulus Eye Hospital, Anavatty
  • Hostels for girls/boys:
    6
  • Old Ages Homes:
    St. Alfred's Old Age Home, Sagar (for Men)
    Jeeva Jyothi FBA Unit, Agumbe (for Women)
    Amala Nivas - Vridha Sadan, Masthikatte

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Basic Christian Community (BCC)
  • Commission for Catechetics & Bible Apostolate
  • Commission for Ecumenism & Dialogue
  • Commission for Education & Culture
  • Commission for Family Apostolate
  • Commission for Justice & Peace
  • Commission for Pious Associations:
    i. Cherupushpa Mission League
    ii. Holy Childhood
  • Commission for Pithruvedi & Mathruvedi
  • Commission for Social Work & Health
  • Commission for Spiritual Renewal
  • Commission for Vocation Promotion
  • Commission for Youth

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Malnadu Social Service Society:
    Address: c/o St Joseph's Church
    Sagar Road, Shimoga -577 204
    Karnataka, India, Phone: +91-8182- 255923, 254126

Social Communications

  • Bhadradeepa, monthly diocesan magazine

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