NEWS & EVENTS

Living Clay Day
Living Clay day was conducted by the Youth Group of St Anthony's Friary Parish where all Claymates gathered together to celebrate their Unity. Almost 60 Youth members attended... More+

Youth Retreat
The youth retreat "Amen" was organized in our church from the 3rd to the 5th of November. This 3 day retreat was complete holistic experience of... More+

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
October 7this the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the month of October is traditionally the month of the rosary. The "Catechism of the Catholic Church... More+

Conclusion Of The Jubilee Year Of Mercy In Madiwala Deanery
The Jubilee Year of Mercy came to a close on the 5th November 2016 at the Madiwala Deanery consisting of St. Anthony’s Friary Church, Madiwala, Our lady... More+

Sunday School Picnic
Every year St. Anthony’s Friary Church organizes picnic for the Sunday school catechism students and teachers. This year we had been to Ramee Guestline on Nov 6th... More+

Celebration of the Feast of St. Teresa
As a dedication to the feast of St. Teresa, The SCC leader, Mrs. Veronica Udaya Kumar And Parish council members of our parish Mr. Raju organized a celebration, where... More+

TAARE – Kannada Audio Release

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Assisi Malar
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi was celebrated on 9th October 2016, Sunday during Tamil Mass at 7 am. Rev. Fr. Peter Salethnathan celebrated the mass and Rev. Fr. Felix Gasam &... More+

Pets Blessing Day
The feast of St. Francis of Assisi was celebrated in our parish on Sunday, the 9th of October. It is the most important festival of the Franciscan calendar in Assisi,... More+

SVP Day
The Society of St Vincent de Paul celebrated their feast on Sunday- 25thSeptember 2016 during the 9.30 A.M.mass. The Festive mass began with a processionled by the members of... More+

Transitus Service
3rd Oct, the eve of feast of St.Francis of Assisi a Transitus Service; the commemoration of the death of St. Francis of Assisi was held at Friary during 6:00 PM mass... More+

Felicitation to Fr. Praveen on elected as the Minister Provincial
Feliitation ceremony to Rev.Fr.Praveen Henry Dsouza, on being elected as the minister Provincial of St.Thomas Apostle Province, India... More+

From Food Fest to Fundraising!
On 11th September, St. Anthony’s friary church hosted a food fest event in view of generating fund for the construction of St. Anthony's Chapels at Rajendra Nagar and Siddhartha Nagar... More+

TAARE – A NEW YOUTH GROUP IN OUR PARISH
Taare is the new youth group in our parish, with the motto “Stand up for Christ. ” This sprang in response to the presence required of the youth in our parish. Few individuals gave a thought to it and gathered the youth from their neighbourhood. This youth has... More+

Feast Of Mama Mary
As per the tradition in our church for the last 48 years the Konkani Community has been celebrating Mother Mary’s Feast on a grand traditional note on 8th September... More+

Teacher’s Day
We the teachers of different schools in Bengaluru gathered in the parish of St. Antony's Friary church on Teacher's day. All of us were impressed by the way Fr. Johnny,the parish... More+

Find your Partner
St. Anthony’s Friary church along with the volunteers of the marriage bureau had organized the find your partner program. This unique program was held for the Christian youth of the diocese. It was a forum for catholic youth to meet and find eligible life partners... More+

All Association Day
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labour is not in vain” 1Corinthians 15:58 We all need our family and friends to flourish in our day to day lives. It would be difficult for us to function without... More+

Divine Spark Outreach Program - JULY
We the "Divine Spark" members who carry out the work of mission and evangelization were all set for the monthly Outreach program organised at Sneha Care Home as one of our significant objectives of our mission is to reach out to the poor and needy through our committed service and spreading... More+

Senior Citizen's Day
Every year the family cell of our parish organizes senior citizens day in our parish this year too it organized such a programme on Friday July 15, 2016 at Taala green auditorium and the main theme of the day was "Healthy eating for a healthy living"... More+

Catechism Hand Book Inauguration
The Catechism Handbook for the academic year 2016-17 was officially released on Sunday 17th July 2016 at the 9.30am Eucharistic Celebration by Assistant Director St Anthony School , Fr. NijilChiramalOfm. This is the first time such an initiative has been attempted in Our Parish... More+


Pilgrimage To The Holy Doors Of Mercy, 6th June 2016
A pilgrimage is an ancient symbol of Christian life. We proceed from a mystery that is God, on our way towards a mystery that is God, along our journey we are accompanied and illuminated by Christ who is the way, the truth and light. The Holy Door in the Basilicas and Holy Places represent the pilgrim’s destination... More+

St Anthony Feast at Maruti Nagar ward 3
We had a quiet but meaningful celebration of the feast of St. Paul, the patron of our ward on the 2nd of July, Saturday. This is an annual feature. The families all gathered in the house of Anthony DSouza at 5pm for the Eucharistic celebration. There were about 40 people. Fr. Praveen the ward animator was the main celebrant... More+

St Anthony Feast at Siddarthnagar Substation
Our substation that is dedicated to St. Anthony celebrates its annual feast soon after the celebration of the main church. This year too we had a grand celebration. We had flag hoisting that marks the beginning of the preparation on the on the 24th Friday. It was solemnly celebrated by fr. Lawrence and fr. Peter. Many people ... More+

Election - PC and SCC members of Maruti Nagar Wards
The Vacant place of Parish council member ofMarutinagar ward 2 was to be filled. It was left due to the demise of Mr. Edwin. The people of the ward gathered together on the 2nd of July at 6.30pm at SCN Niketan convent. There were about 40 people. We had the meeting as usual where we read the Gospel of Sunday... More+

Living Clay – Outreach Activity
A day to remember - Our experience at Asha Niketen, A home for the differently abled. Keeping up the Living Clay's tradition of invoking the Almighty's blessings before any group activity, the day began with a prayer, followed by assembling all the members into different groups for various activities such as cooking and gardening... More+

Summer Camp and Picnic
“Let the little children come to me, do not stop them for the kingdom of heaven belong to them” Mt 19:14 To build up god’s kingdom and to share the good news to our children, the parish hosted its annual summer camp from May 2nd 2016 to may 7th 2016. On may 2nd around 9:00 Am the camp began with prayer service ... More+

Living Clay- Day Out
We all love to go for picnics during our holidays, especially in the summer season. A picnic brings about excitement, exhilaration and breaks the monotony in our lives. It also brings us together as a team and lets us forget our worries and woes. We decided to go for a picnic on the 30th of April. I remember how ... More+

Oath Taking Ceremony
As the new academic year began, the Parish-Team along with the ex-Office bearers elected their new office-bearers for the year 2016-2017. The new office-bearers assumed office during the Oath taking ceremony on May 1st 2016, during 11 AM mass. The con Celebrant, Fr. Praveen Dsouza, emphasized the role of the Office-bearers... More+

BKCS organizes blood donation camp for Haemophilia patients
Konkani Catholic Sangh, BKCS organized a Blood donation camp for those who are suffering with Hemophilia at St John’s medical college hospital. Camp was organized from 8 am – 1 pm on Sunday, March 13 at St Anthony’s Church Madiwala, Bengaluru. BKCS organizes this event every year. This year it was great successful compared... More+

Youth Lenten Retreat
On Account of Lenten season youth of St Antony's friary church had organized a retreat for the young parishioners entitled as 'Stand Up for Christ' on 21 Feb, 2016. Retreat commenced at 11:00 AM, with the praise and worship led by Living Harmony. Fr. Trevor OFM, the lead preacher of the day spoke on the challenges young people face in... More+

Secular Franciscan Order
S.F.O. which was started in the year 1989 under the spiritual guidance of Rev. Fr. Gerry Lobo ofm is still in progress. Now it is been taken over by Rev. Fr. Praveen D’Souza ofm. S.F.O meeting in Kannada is held every month on 1st Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. On 9th February 2016 the elections of the office bearers were held... More+

Sunday School Picnic
Children's Day Out :
Our Annual Catechism Sunday School picnic was held on the 31st of January. All the languages catechism classes combined, there were 265 children and 30 teachers that went for this outing. Starting with the day we first boarded the children... More+

Career guidance and study skill programme
As part of various programmes of the cell, organised a "career guidance and study skill" programme for the High School children of our parish on 24-1-2016. The students from neighbouring schools were also invited to participate. The focus being that they would be preparing for their final exams and also would be aiming to choose course More+

Living Clay Visit - BOSCO Orphanage Home
December 20th, 2015, was an auspicious day for Living Clay Youth of St. Antony’s friary church.Living Clay Youth joined hands to celebrate X-MAS and share Love, Laughter and Friendship with BOSCO orphanage home wherein 75 girl kids from different parts of the states were given shelter. More+

Mission Sunday Celebration 2015
Annually, Our Holy Mother the Church celebrates ’World Mission Sunday’ on the next-to-last Sunday in the month of October. This was celebrated in view of reminding our Christian call to be missionaries through our witnessing life and to encourage offerings for Missions in the Church... More+


Feast of St. Francis
Feast of St. Francis: the month of October is very special to our parish. It’s the month of Mother Mary. But it is also special month as ours is a Franciscan Parish. The feast of St. Francis is celebrated in this month. On the 3rd of October, evening, we had the celebration of the passing away of St. Francis which is traditionally called... More+