St. Joseph Vaz Church,
Year of Prayer
Dec 8, 2018 to Nov. 20, 2019
Pope asks us to Pray
(March - 2019)
Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities
That Christian communities, especially those who are
persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and
have their rights respected.
Most Rev Dr.
Arch Bishop of Bangalore
Rev. Fr. Pradeep Kumar
First Holy Communion , November-2018
who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them" (John
It was the day of great joy and celebration to seven children of our
parish (Ashlyn Anderson, Sherin Marian Lobo, Sonal Pereira, Anisha
Christina C., Monisha Christina C., Nitya Valentina and Antony Alwyn C.)
. After a long preparation they were eagerly waiting and longing for the
Lord Jesus to enter into their lives.
of Mary our Divine Mother : September 8th 2018
September 8th 2011:
The nativity of Mary our
Divine Mother was celebrated in the Church. The main celebrant of the
mass was Fr. John Pinto the Parish Priest. The other priests at the dais
were Fr Roshan Dísouza, and Fr. Selva Kumar. A large number of devotees
had gathered for the mass, for invoking the special blessings.
ABOUT the church
parish dedicated to St. John The Baptist was inaugurated on the
20th of June 1999. The Church building was blessed by most Rev.
Dr. Ignatius Pinto, Archbishop of Bangalore. The Carmelites are
entrusted with the spiritual up building of the parish and Rev. Fr. P.
James DíSouza, OCD is appointed as the first Parish Priest on the 29th
of August 1999. He held office till April 22nd, 2000. On April 23rd,
2000 Rev. Fr. Walter Lobo, OCD took over the Parish activities and he
helped the people in their spiritual journey till 31st August 2003.
a newborn baby needs a steady growth, so also our parish has a long way
to go. But our primary aim is to build the community on the foundation
of love, prayer and brotherhood. Help us to help others through your
prayerful support. Our parish is located in the center of the city.
There are a lot of people who migrate to this center in search of job
opportunities. Hence, day by day the number of devotees who come to
render their praise and adoration to God is in the rise. As a result we
face a lot of problems with regard to the place.