News & Events

One Day workshop organized to nurture writing and reporting skills

Archdiocesan Communication Centre (ACC), in collaboration with the CCBI Commision for Media Apostolate, organized a one-day media workshop at Paalanaa Bhavana on January 26, 2023.

St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute organizes a Seminar for newly-elected PPC & PFC Members of the Archdiocese

St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute at Malleshwaram in association with

Mount Carmel College celebrates Platinum Jubilee

The year 2022 must be marked in golden letters in the annals of Mount Carmel College as this prestigious institution celebrates Platinum, Jubilee

Archbishop Participates in Guru Poornima Celebrations at Ravindra Kalakshetra

Saints Shishunala Sharifa and Guru Govinda Bhat Foundation, Bengaluru, organized a music and dance program called “Tatva Rasayana” on account

Consecration of our Archdiocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart Church at Richmond Road celebrated its annual feast. The Nine-day novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus culminated at the celebration

Archbishop presides over Thanksgiving Mass in honour of St Charles De Foucauld’s Canonization

Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado presided over the Thanksgiving

Archbishop Celebrates his Patronal Feast

As the Universal Church observes the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul today; it’s also the patronal feast of Archbishop Peter Machado as he bears the name Peter. On this auspicious day, Archbishop Machado celebrated the solemn Holy

Young Students of India Pledge to be Youthful at the Young Catholic Students National Convention

Student participants form different parts of the country Pledged to be Youthful

Celebrating Priesthood: Archbishop presides over Chrism Mass

As it is customary towards the end of Season of Lent, Archdiocesan Chrism Mass was celebrated in St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. A large number of secular and religious priests

Youth United for the Cause of Differently Abled

The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) of the archdiocese of Bangalore came together to volunteer to be at the service of differently abled children of the archdiocese

Archbishop invited All Youth Associations to Network and Collaborate

The Coordinators and the office bearers of All Youth Associations (AYA) of Bangalore came together on Sunday 20th March 2022 under the banner of Yuva

Archdiocesan Commission for Labour distributes e-SHRAM cards

On the Feast day of St.Joseph, the patron of workers, the commission for labour organized a program for the distribution of e-SHRAM cards & Labour Cards for the workers.

Expressing Gratitude: Ave Studios thanks the Donors & Well-Wishers

“Ave Studios”, the newly designed multimedia studio of the Archdiocese of Bangalore was officially inaugurated on the 19th December by His Grace Archbishop Peter Machado

50K & Counting: Archdiocesan Official YouTube Channel reaches 50,000 Subscribers Milestone!

“Bangalore Archdiocese”, the official YouTube channel of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore, has reached the 50,000 Subscribers milestone.

Republic Day Celebrations at Archbishop's House

Archbishop Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado unfurled the National Flag on the auspicious day of 73rd Republic Day. The Clergy Home Fathers, Sisters and Maria Bhavan brothers were present at the celebration held at Archbishop's

Bangalore Archdiocese applauds Major Neil Silas Lobo on receiving the SENA Medal (Gallantry) by the Government of India

Born to Mr. Leo Lobo and Mrs. Matilda Fernandes on 7th July 1990, Major Neil Silas Lobo exhibited unwavering passion to serve in the Armed Forces.

Infant Jesus Feast celebrated at Viveknagar

The feast of Infant Jesus was celebrated at Viveknagar Shrine on a low note this year due to the rise in Corona Omicron cases. The feast, which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year, was limited to a closed-door celebration.

Archbishop blesses Renovated Priests’ Cemetery at Sacred Heart Church, Richmond Road

Archbishop Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado blessed the newly renovated Archdiocesan priests’ cemetery and niches situated in the premises

Jeevan Jyothi Trust

The new office of Jeevan Jyothi Trust (located within the Archbishop's House Campus) was blessed and inaugurated by Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore on 24 November 2021 in the presence of the Mons. Jayanathan, Vicar General, Archdiocesan Curia and benefactors.

ICYM Bangalore Elects New Youth Leaders for the Archdiocese

Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) of archdiocese of Bangalore elected new office bearers for the year 2021 – 2023 on 27 th November 2021 at Palana Bhavana, Bangalore. His Grace Most Rev. Peter Machado the archbishop of Bangalore archdiocese blessed the newly elected office bearers and exhorted them to be servant leaders being at the service of the people in need specially the youth.

Archbishop Machado inaugurates Bon Secours Degree College

Bon Secours Convent campus at #2, Campbell Road reverberated with exuberance as Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore, inaugurated the new degree college.

One Among Children: Archbishop Machado's Childrens' Day!

On the occasion of Childrens' Day, Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore, visited Jeevan Deep Makkala Kendra at Carmelaram in Bangalore. He celebrated the Holy Eucharist for children and specially invoked

Schoenstatt Congregation rejoices over 6 new deacons

As the synodal process for the diocesan phase has begun in the archdiocese, Archbishop Peter Machado ordained 6 candidates to the order of diaconate for the Schoenstatt Congregation.

St. Mary's Festival - Online, this year too!

Come September, millions are drawn to St Mary’s Basilica, Shivajinagar to celebrate the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary. Every year this festival is considered by the people not only as the mega festival of the parish

Christian Leaders Greet the New Karnataka Governor

A delegation led by Most Rev Dr. Peter Machado the Archbishop of Bangalore called upon His Excellency Shri Tawarchand Gehlot this morning to greet him on the occasion of assuming his new office as the Governor of Karnataka.

National Justice Day observed in honor of Fr. Stan Swamy

A second silent protest in a week was staged in front of the Archbishop’s house in observance of National Justice Day.Bengaluru Archbishop, a bunch of priests, sisters and brothers stood in silence to mark protest in favor of Fr. Stan Swamy

Bangalore Archdiocese honours 102 Youth Covid Warriors

Yuva Chethana, the Youth Commission of the Archdiocese of Bangalore on Sunday honoured 102 covid volunteers at Paalanaa Bhavana, Bangalore. His Grace Most Reverend Dr. Peter Machado, the archbishop of Bangalore

16 beneficiary families receive the blessing of shelter in Gulbarga Diocese

The much awaited housing project in Gulbarga for the flood victims was inaugurated on Saturday at Hulsoor, Basava Kalyana by Archbishop Peter Machado in the presence of His Lordship Robert Miranda,

Archdiocese of Bangalore is blessed with 14 new priests

As the Church celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Archdiocese of Bangalore rejoiced over the addition of 14 new priests. The fourteen Deacons of were ordained to priesthood by His Grace

Bengaluru Archbishop hosts an emergency meeting with Christian Hospitals Directors

Archbishop of Bangalore Most Rev Dr Peter Machado convened an urgent meeting of the heads of Christian hospitals today over a zoom call on Saturday April 25. This meeting was necessitated

Sacerdotal Diamond Jubilee of Monsignor I. Chinnappa

Very Rev Monsignor Ignatius Chinnappa, more popularly known as ‘Father I Chinnappa’ in Karnataka Catholic circle, celebrated the sacerdotal diamond jubilee of his priesthood on April 13, 2021 at Infant Jesus Shrine, Viveknagar.

Archbishop Peter Machado inaugurates Church dedicated to St. Ann at Marathalli

The restrictions imposed by the government in view of the spiralling second wave of the pandemic did not deter the parishioners of St. Ann's Church, Marathalli in Bangalore from demonstrating their jubilation

Earth Day Challenge by Archdiocesan Youth Commission

World Earth Day will be celebrated all across the globe on the 22nd day of April 2021.To mark the occasion, Yuva Chetana, the Youth Commission of the Archdiocese of Bangalore

Good Friday Live Program on DD Chandana: tête-à-tête with Rev. Fr. Sebastian

Rev. Fr. Sebastian R of the Archdiocese of Bangalore, who is now a staff member in St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Malleshwaram, was invited by the prestigious DD Chandana TV channel to give a Good Friday Phone-in Program.

Archdiocesan Priests to make their Annual Retreat

The time for personal introspection and spiritual contemplation has arrived once again for the clergy of the Archdiocese of Bangalore as they prepare for their annual retreat.

Archbishop of Bangalore Releases Yuva Vani / Youth Voice a Youth Bulletin

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, the Archbishop of Bangalore released the youth bulletin Yuva Vani on the occasion of the ICYM (Indian Catholic Youth Movement)

Archbishop Peter visited the senior Nuns of St Joseph of Tarbes

Archbishop Peter Machado made rounds to visit all the senior sisters of the sisters of st Joseph of Tarbes, who are almost bedridden

Belthangady: Key handing over to 6 Flood affected families

In the year 2020, in and around Belthangady six houses ready to inhabit were inaugurated and the official Key handing Programme was held

Archbishop Machado addresses Annual Religious Superiors Meet

Annual Religious Superiors Meet which takes place every year under the patronage of Archbishop of Bangalore was successfully conducted


Archbishop Most Rev Dr. Peter Machado accompanied with a team of Priests paid a courtesy visit to the famous ISKCON Temple

Solemn Inauguration of the Year of St. Joseph in Bengaluru Archdiocese

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore inaugurated the Year of St. Joseph – Father of the Poor symbolically lighting the lamp during

“The differently-abled are part of the suffering humanity” - Archbishop Peter Machado

The Archdiocesan Commission for the Differently Abled celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disability.

Bengaluru Archbishop inaugurates St. Patrick’s Home: A Spacious and Artistic presbytery

It was a historic and joyous day for the clergy and faithful of St. Patricks Church, Brigade Road, as Archbishop Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado

Bangalore Archdiocese helps Flood Victims in Karwar Diocese receive New Houses

Bangalore Archdiocese continues to strengthen its network with suffragan dioceses as it reaches out to the flood victims of North Karnataka.

World day of the Poor coincides the distribution of new homes for flood victims

Thanks to the Archdiocese of Bangalore as some of the flood-affected families in the dioceses of North Karnataka continue to smile as they received their new homes.

A meaningful Children’s day in Bengaluru Archdiocese for Specially abled children

The Archdiocesan Commission for the differently-abled in association with the Archdiocesan Communications Centre celebrated Children’s Day on Sunday

Inter-Religious Harmony Meet

A ‘Go Green’ initiative & Communal Harmony – A message of peace - to commemorate Eid Meelad un Nabi was launched at Bangalore by Jumma Masjid Trust

Bengaluru Archbishop Celebrates the Much Awaited Chrism Mass

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore celebrated the Chrism Mass on Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral

Women’s Commission Organizes distribution of Tabs to Poor Girl Students

In an initiative of the Archdiocesan Women’s Commission to provide Acer Tabs for identified poor girl students, Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado

Seven Families – Beneficiaries of New Homes through the aid of Archdiocese

Understanding the plight of the people, Archbishop of Bengaluru, Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado initiated various measures to raise funds for the relief work.

'Laudato Si' Week in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore

With the planet still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, a more subdued, mostly digital ‘Laudato Si’ week kicked off on May 16 running through May 24.

Indian Religious Leaders pray together for overcoming the Corona Pandemic

In response to the call of Pope Francis, that all believers around the world to join through prayer, fasting or by performing acts of charity on Thursday

Bengaluru Archdiocese is gifted with two new priests amidst Corona Lockdown!

The Archdiocese of Bangalore rejoiced over the sacerdotal ordinations of two deacons Naveen Kumar and Lukose to the priesthood on Tuesday, 12th May 2020

12 New Deacons to the Archdiocese of Bangalore

It was a day of great joy to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore as it welcomed 12 newly ordained deacons to the Archdiocese. The celebration took place

Bangalore Archdiocesan Priests Choir Sings Glory to The Risen Lord

Music is a beautiful piece of art that can lift our moods, combat depression, improve blood flow, lower levels of stress and ease pain. One good thing about

Archdiocese of Bangalore launches Mobile App

It was an historical moment for the Bangalore Catholic Church as it launched an exclusive Mobile App under the title “Archdiocese of Bangalore”

Way to Calvary: Archdiocesan Youth Walk the Way of the Cross to Annamma Hills

The Archdiocesan Youth meditated on the passion of our Lord as they walked their way to Annamma Hills.

Women's Day celebration at Our Lady of Victories Church, KGF

The KGF Deanery in collaboration with the Small Christian Communities (SCC) celebrated International

The Women’s Commission celebrated International Women’s Day

The Women’s Commission of the Archdiocese of Bangalore celebrated the International Women’s Day

Tumakuru Deanary Lenten Convention

As the Holy Season of Lent has begun, the Archdiocesan Commission for Proclamation

CORONACARE.LIFE: A website clearing qualms about Corona Virus launched

An online facility for anyone who is stressed about Corona Virus to

Archbishop blesses the renovated houses in KGF

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore, blessed the renovated

Awareness Day at St. Patrick’s Church

The Archdiocesan Commission for the differently abled, Bangalore celebrated Inclusion Awareness Day

“Behind every successful woman there is a tribe of successful women”, underscores SPARKLE Program.

‘Behind every successful man is a woman; behind

Cancer Awareness Program

Bangalore Multi-Purpose Social Service Society (BMSSS) of the Archdiocese of Bangalore organized a cancer awareness program

Catholic Doctor Association conducts medical check-up

The inmates of night shelter located in the premises of the Archbishop’s House

Christian unity prayer Octave

The fifth day of the week of prayer for Christian unity was organized in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Halasuru

The archdiocesan directory 2020 released

We are delighted to inform that the long-awaited day has come and “This is the day the Lord had made” Ps 118:24.

Archdiocesan Women’s commission host SPARKLE

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore, expressed his love and compassion for migrants

Another milestone for Inclusion Awareness Sunday

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore, expressed his love and compassion for migrants

100,000 hits for the Bangalore Archdiocese website!

Come January 14, the archdiocesan website marks a year’s anniversary

Minor Seminarians feature splendid performances at their annual day!

The Rector, staff and students of Bhakti Bhavan, the Archdiocesan Minor Seminary felt exhilarated as they celebrated the annual day

Christmas Celebration with People of Other Faiths


The Catholic Enquiry Center of the Archdiocese of Bangalore along with Infant Jesus Shrine, Viveknagar, celebrated Christmas

Jigani parish forms it’s first youth group

The Youth of Jigani parish was being enlightened on their role and active participation in the Church. Rev. Fr. Lourduraj

Archbishop celebrates Christmas with migrants

Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore, expressed his love and compassion for migrants

Kolping Day Celebration & Sparsha (Campaign Against Cancer) Awareness Program

The KOLPING Day celebration & ‘SAPRSHA – Campaign against cancer’ awareness

The Archdiocesan Women’s commission inaugurates “SPARKLE”

“SPARKLE” a multilingual program to Connect, Communicate and Celebrate!

“Today I felt like a Christian” – a Paediatrician’s response at the Inclusive Sunday mass

As more Bangalore parishes are welcoming “Inclusive Sunday”

‘Inclusion Awareness Day’ celebrated at Ascension Church

The Commission for Differently Abled in association with the Clergy and Parishioners of Ascension Church celebrated a special mass

Archdiocesan Education Board facilitates meritorious students

The Archdiocesan Board of Education, the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Bangalore under

Archbishop walks the Pavilion with priests

Sporting a white cap and a cricket jersey, Archbishop Peter Machado knocked- the first ball off at a cricket tournament (Priests Premier League)

Reaching as many is the important purpose of preaching no matter where and how

The closing of the Extraordinary Mission Month was organized at the Infant Jesus Shrine with a meaningful liturgical celebration.

Bangalore Archdiocese hosts Mission Symposium as part of EMM

As the Extraordinary Missionary Month is on the verge of culmination, a large number of nuns, lay people and priests attended the Mission

Journalists are the eyes, ears and mouth of the Church

As part of the Extraordinary Mission Month (October-2019), the Archdiocese of Bangalore held Catholic Journalists and Writers Meet at Paalana Bhavana,

Reach Out 2019

The Bangalore Archdiocese youth commission organised the annual inter parish cultural fest ' REACH OUT' on 12th and 13th October 2019

EMM day celebration at St. Joseph’s deanery

A holiday was well spent by the various representatives of the eight parishes of Briand Square

A networking workshop for all the commissions’

A day’s workshop was organized at Paalanaa Bhavana for all the secretaries and joint secretaries

ICYM core-group leaders call on Archbishop

Three ICYM (Indian Catholic Youth Movement) of the State organising committee called-on Archbishop Rev. Peter Machado September 7th, to seek

“Formation is a must for extraordinary ministers of holy communion”

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission organised the ongoing formation on the sacred ministry of the Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion

A walking and singing pilgrimage to Mary’s Shrine by ICYM youth

Around 350 members of the archdiocesan Youth participated in a Marian pilgrimage by walking to St. Mary’s Basilica on 31st August 2019.

A milestone day for the archdiocese as several committees inaugurated!

Most Rev Dr Peter Machado inaugurated the newly Archdiocesan committees on August 28, 2019 at Paalanaa Bhavana

New houses inaugurated for the flood victims of Kerala with the support of Bangalore Archdiocese

Through the support of the Archdiocese of Bangalore, 10 new houses are built for the victims affected by great floods

ICYM BANGALORE Organizes Youth Leadership program

A two day Youth Leadership program was observed on August 10 and 11 at Paalanaa Bhavana, the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center.

The Body of Christ is complete only when migrants too find their place!

About 34 participants from different migrant groups met together to plan international migrants’ day at Paalanaa Bhavana, the archdiocesan pastoral