Parishes

(As per 2018 update)

BOLKUNJE (1915)
ST PAUL

Address : Balkunje P.O., Via Mulky 574154
Tel. : 0824-2298128

Catholics : 1040 F: 231

P. P. : Rev. Michael D’Silva
Mob. : 9448215478
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Convent:

1. Providence Convent 6
Superior : Sr M. Zenita B.S.
Bolkunje P.O. 574 172.
Tel. : 0824-2298160
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a) Providence Hostel
Superior : Sr M. Elizabeth, BS
Balkunje P.O. 574 172
Tel.: 2298788

Institution:

1. St Paul’s Hr Pry School, 0824-2298741

 


(As per 2017 update)

BOLKUNJE : (1915) ST PAUL

Address : Balkunje P.O., Via Mulky 574154
Tel. : 0824-2298128

Catholics: 1040 F: 231

P.P. : Rev. Michael D’ Silva,
Mob. : 9448215478
Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Convent:

1. Providence Convent 6
Sr M. Zenita B.S.
Bolkunje P.O. 574 172.
Tel.: 0824-2298160
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

a) Providence Hostel
Sr M. Elizabeth, BS
Balkunje P.O. 574 172
Tel.: 2298788

Institution:

1. St Paul’s Hr Pry School, 0824-2298741

 


(As per 2016 update)

(1915) St Paul

Balkunje P.O. Via Mulky 574 154.
Tel.: 0824-2298128

Catholics: 1040     F: 231

Mass:

Weekdays : 7 a. m.
Friday       : 4.15 p.m.    (Mass & Adoration)
Saturday   : 4.00 p.m.
Sunday     : 8.15 a.m., 10.30 a.m.

P. Assn.: YCS, ICYM, SSVP, Altar Servers, Marian Sodality, Stree Sanghtan, SFO.

P. P. : Rev. Michael D’ Silva,     9448215478
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Institutions:

1. Providence Convent     0824-2298160
2. St Paul’s Hr Pry School,     0824-2298741

 


(As per 2015 update)

 (1915) St Paul

Bolkunje P.O. Via Mulky 574 154.
Tel.: 0824-2298128

Catholics: 1035     Families: 230


Parish Associations: YCS, ICYM, SSVP, Alter Servers, Marian Sodality, Stree Sanghtan

Timing of Mass:
 Weekdays : 7.00 a.m.
 Fridays      : 4.15 p.m. (Mass & adoration)
 Saturday   : 8.15 a.m., 10.30 a.m.
 Catechism : 9.30 – 10.30 a.m.

Parish Priest: Rev. Michael D’ Silva
Tel.: 9448215478
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Institutions:

1. Providence Convent     Tel.: 0824-2298160
2. St Paul’s Hr Pry School     Tel.: 0824-2298741

 


(As per 2014 update)

St. Paul, Bolkunje

Balakunje Post - 574172
Tel.: 0824-2298128

Established in: 1915
Catholics: 1067          Families: 230


P. P. : Rev. Fr. Michael D'Silva

HISTORY:

Bala-Kunja means great hardship. This church was carved out of Kirem and Kinnigoly parishes. On Janauary 1, 1915 it was decided to erect a chapel here to afford greater facilities to the people. Fr Emmanuel Rebello of Kirem used to celebrate Mass on Sundays at private houses for two years prior to this date. The government donated 2 acres of land where a chapel was built by him and it was inaugurated by Bishop Paul Perini on December 9, 1915. It was served from Kirem by Fr Julian L. A. D’Souza (1915-1929), later Monsignor, the assistant of Kirem. After the presbytery was built, Fr Julian D’Souza was appointed on April 2, 1919 as the first resident priest, the chapel being still under Kirem. It was raised to the status of a parish on Easter Sunday, 1921 with Fr Julian D’Souza as its first parish priest.

Fr Louis Menezes donated the Grotto in 1933. Fr Paul Farias (1936-1947) constructed the new church and the presbytery. These were inaugurated on November 24, 1942. Fr Lawrence Monteiro (1959-1971) constructed the new belfry and renovated the church and did the electrification of the church and the presbytery. Fr Ligoury Pinto (1971-1974) provided the sound system and the marble Altar. Fr Cyril A D’Souza (1976-1983) built the new presbytery. Fr Cyril Pinto (1990-1997) renovated the church, including the sanctuary in 1995.

The primary school was started on September 1, 1916. In 1922, the new school building was built on a plot of land given by the government. Mr Bosthu Santhis donated a plot of land as well as cash  of Rs 1,500 in 1930 for the Bethany Convent which was opened on June 8, 1930. Fr Marian Castelino (1929-1936) started the tailoring classes. In 1949, Fr William Veigas (1949-1959) upgraded the school to Higher Primary level and constructed the required additional building for the school. Fr Alexander Lobo (1974-1976) started the High School and constructed the High School building and handed it over to the Bethany Sisters since the diocesan authoriies were not in favour of starting a high school there. He added two classrooms to the primary school. The primary school celebrated its platinum jubilee on December 20, 1991.

The platinum jubille of the parish was celebrated on February 12, 1991. Fr Joseph Nicholas Lobo is the fourteenth parish priest of Bolkunje.

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