DIOCESE OF VARANASI

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Diocese of Varanasi

Though a small Diocese, Diocese of Varanasi is in a significant way a picture of Mother India. The very name of this Holy City conjures up the apex of the spirit's endeavour in Hinduism. Sarnath reminds us of Dharma Chakra Pravartana of the Buddha. The two districts, in the west and to the east, Jaunpur and Ghazipur, evoke a pair of twin and refined kingdoms of the Muslim era. The history of the diocese remembers with gratefulness the outcome of the Capuchin missionary endeavour to Tibet in the 1700's, as an epic in the history of the Church.

Bishop's Message

My dear Fathers, Sisters and Brothers,
Grace, Mercy and Peace of Christ Jesus our Risen Lord.
First of all, I am happy to convey the Apostolic Blessings imparted by Holy Father Pope Francis to the Bishop, the clergy, religious and the faithful of the diocese of Varanasi during the audience on 1, June 2016. The Holy Father cheerfully received the assurance of prayers and wishes of filial devotion and obedience from the diocese. A day before, on the feast of Visitation, I had a graceful opportunity to offer Holy Mass for our diocese in a specially set Altar in the tomb of St. Peter, concelebrated by Priests of Varanasi.

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Pope's Message

Dear Young Friends, The Church is celebrating the Holy Year of Mercy, a time of grace, peace, conversion and joy. It is meant for everyone: people of every age, from far and near. There are no walls or distances which can prevent the Father’s mercy from reaching and embracing us. The Holy Door is now open in Rome and in all the dioceses of the world. This grace-filled moment also concerns you, dear young people. I encourage you to take an active part in this celebration and to realize that each of you is a child of God (cf. 1 Jn 3:1). I would like to invite you, one by one, calling you by name, as Jesus does each day. For you know that your names are written in heaven (Lk 10:20), in the heart of the Father, that Merciful Heart which is the source of all reconciliation and kindness.

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Weekday Homilies

Resources

Event of Mary
04-06-2016

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Newsletter

New Transfer list for the year 2016 has been updated.

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Diocesan News


MIssionary Meeting 2016

Diocesan Annual Missionary Meeting was held on 14-15 July 2016 at Nav Sadhana, Varanasi. Around 225 missionaries of our diocese participated and benef...

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Catechism Camp and Sacrament of Confirmation in Yesudham Ashram

From 20th to 25th of June 2016, Fr. Pramod Kumar the Parish Priest of Yesu Dham Asharam in Chuharpur organized Catechetical camp for 75 adults and chi...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The meeting of the Association of Catholic Schools

The meeting of the Association of Catholic Schools in the Diocese will be held on August 20 (9.30 am) – 21 (1.00 pm). All in the ministry of education will please attend.

Pilgrimage in Ballia

Fr. P. Simon, the Parish Priest of Ballia would have already intimated to you regarding the pilgrimage in Ballia on September 10-11, 2016. Kindly organize women and young girls of your parish to participate in it with special sentiment of the Year of Mercy.

Orientation Programme for the newly appointed teachers

There will be an Orientation Programme for the newly appointed teachers of our schools (English) on 27, August 2016 (9.30 am – 1.30 pm), at St. John’s School, Ledhupur, Sarnath. The Secretary of Education, Fr. Thomas Mathew, will coordinate the same.

Spiritual Enrichment Programme for married couples

The Family Commission, under the leadership of Sr. Ranjita, SRA is organizing Spiritual Enrichment Programme for married couples of the parishes in Varanasi deanery from September 30 to October 2, 2016 (evening hours). Kindly motivate all to benefit from it. Sr. Ranjita will contact you with details.

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