DIOCESE OF VARANASI

Fullness in Truth

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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 ! 1. Lent is drawing near, inviting us to repentance and conversion of heart. The call to repentance is to return, to turn around with greater openness to the Word of God and re-enter the place of truth. It is a favourable time to return “with whole heart…fasting and mourning” (Joel 2:12) to the Lord, your God who “will pour spirit upon all flesh” (Joel 3:1). It is the most opportune time to “approach the throne of grace, so that we will obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Heb 4:16). Christ, the eternal Son of God, comes so close to us in our weakness that we can return to him without fear.

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Pope's Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016).

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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


Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in Varanasi Jail

On 2nd of October 2016, Diocese of Varanasi organized Gandhi Jayanti celebration in Varanasi Jail. On this special occasion Rev. Bishop Eugene Joseph ...

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Inauguration of Karuna Bhavan

On 28th of August, 2016 Karuna Bhavan was blessed and inaugurated by Most. Rev. Eugene Joseph. The new Centre for Christian Boys is situated at Susuwa...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Student Motivation

We must motivate students to attend summer school of music and dance, BA in Nav Sadhana Kalakendra, GNM in St. Mary’s Varanasi and Fatima, Mau. Some guidance and preparation for entrance test will certainly help them.

Priestly Ordination

The Priestly Ordination of our Deacons Andrew Masih, Balaswamy, Brayn Barel, Manoj Kispota and Michael Rajan, will be held on April 20, 2017 at 9.30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Varanasi. Your prayers and spiritual support for the deacons are solicited. All are invited for the ceremony.

Clergy Recollection

Our Clergy Recollection will be on 05th and 06th (Wednesday and Thursday) April 2017 beginning at 09.30 am on 5th. The Chrism Mass will be at 5.30 p.m. on 05th April. Kindly bring your holy oil vessels in well-cleansed condition for receiving the new oils.

Summer Camp 217

I earnestly request all to plan in advance the Summer Camp, paying attention to the syllabus, the team of Fathers, Sisters, Teachers, Catechists, etc. Including some creative activities and teaching aids will make the programme enjoyable for boys and girls. Summer camp must be seen as common concern of the parish and should get due priority over personal interests.

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