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Diocese of Poona (Pune)

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Boarding school for girls:
    4
  • Boarding schools for boys:
    2
  • Colleges:
    2
  • High Schools:
    34
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    6
  • Kindergartens:
    34
  • Middle Schools:
    1
  • National Institute of Open Schools:
    3
  • Primary Schools:
    36
  • Technical Training Institutes:
    2

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    4
  • Homes for destitutes:
    4
  • Homes for the disabled:
    1
  • Homes for the elderly:
    5
  • Hospice for AIDS/HIV patients:
    1
  • Orphanages:
    1
  • Rehabilitation centers:
    5
  • Senior citizens:
    1
  • Socio-economic centers:
    11
  • Youth hostels:
    5

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communities:
    Father Julian Misquitta
  • Catechetics:
    Sister Teresa Joseph, FMA
  • Centre for Small Christian Communities:
    Address: 78 Dastur Meher Road, Pune 411 001, India
    Phone: (91) 20-26053019
    Director: Father Julian Misquitta
  • Christian Workers Movement:
    Father V. Louis (chaplain)
  • Communications:
    Father Malcolm Sequeira
  • Diocesan Board of Education:
    Address: St. Joseph Boys' High School, Kirkee, Pune 411 003, India
    Secretary: Fatima Oliver
  • Diocesan Catechetical Centre:
    ddress: Don Bosco Youth Centre, 4 Koregaon Park Road, Pune 411 001, India
    Phone: (91) 20-26135261
    Directress: Sister Teresa Joseph, FMA
  • Divine Mercy:
    Father Joe Abraham (diocesan coordinator)
  • Ecumenism:
    Father Lui Heredia
  • Evangelization/Pastoral:
    Father Roque Alphonso
  • Family:
    Father Roque Alphonso
  • Inter-Religious:
    Father Roque Green
  • Justice Peace and Development:
    Father Jeetendra David
  • Labor:
    Father V. Louis (chaplain)
  • Pontificial Mission Organisations:
    Father Lui Heredia
  • Poona Diocesan Corporation Private Limited:
    Address: Bishop's House, 1B, Prince of Wales Drive, Pune 411 001, India
    Phone: (91) 20-26360065, (91) 20-26361318
    Secretary: Father Sebastian D'Mello
  • Poona Diocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal:
    Address: c/o St. Joseph Boys' High School Campus, Kirkee, Pune 411 003, India
    Phone: (91) 20-25822141
    Judicial Vicar: Father Roque Alphonso
  • Poona Diocesan Educational Society:
    Address: Bishop's House, 1B, Prince of Wales Drive, Pune 411 001, India
    Phone: (91) 20-26125008
    Secretary: Father Nelson Machado
  • Poona Diocesan Social Service Society:
    Address: 20 Solapur Road, Pune 411 013, India
    Phone: (91) 20-26870199
    Director: Father Jeetendra David
  • Prison Ministry:
    Father Wilfred Fernandes
  • Social Work:
    Father Jeetendra David
  • Youth:
    Father Joseph Dantas
  • Yuva Niwas (Youth Apostolate):
    Address: 1B Prince of Wales Drive, Pune 411 001, India
    Phone: (91) 20-26331415
    Director: Father Joseph Dantas

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Association of Poona
  • Charismatic Prayer Group
  • Ecclesiastical Institutions:
    National Vocation Service Centre
    Address: Matchwel Road, Pune 14, India
    Phone: (91) 20-27030918, (91) 20-27036125
  • Ecclesiastical Institutions:
    Isvani Kendra
    Address: Off Nagar Road, Pune 14, India
    Phone: (91) 20-27033507, (91) 20-27033820
  • Ecclesiastical Institutions:
    Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth
    Address: Ramwadi, Pune 14, India
    Phone: (91) 20-27034968, (91) 20-27034802
  • Education - Professional and Technical:
    Don Bosco Vyawasaik Prashikshan Kendra
    Address: Near St. Andrew's School, Chinchwad, Pune 411 019, India
    Phone: (91) 20-27480202
  • Education - Professional and Technical:
    St. Joseph's Technical Institute
    Address: Shankarshet Road, Pune 411 037, India
    Phone: (91) 20-26450493, (91) 20-26447496
  • Legion of Mary
  • Mahila Mandals
  • Neo-Catechumenates
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Sodalities

Social Communications

  • Publications:
    Art India (Indian Christian Art Publications)
    Asian Journal for Priests and Religious
    Asian Journal of Vocation and Formation
    Ishvani Documentation and Mission Digest
    Jnana Deepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies
    Niropya (Marathi Monthly)
    Poona Diocesan Life (English Monthly)
    Prem Marg (English Monthly)
    Youth Frontier
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