News & Events

Official Announcement

  • 20 Apr
    As per the directives of our Bishop Mar Sebastian Adayanthranth, there is no regular Holy Qurbana in our parish Church until further notice. But our church and the adoration chapel will be open for private prayer. For more details contact parish office. 080 4370 2482

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Group Medical Insurance

  • 15 Apr
    We have the facility to join the group medical insurance at the parish office every day from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Existing and new members have to pay the premium before 15th April. 

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Online Marriage Preparation Course

  • 09 Apr
    Next Online Marriage Preparation Course will be from 9th to 11th of April. For the details and registration please visit the Church Website.

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Marriage Preparation Course - Online

Holy week services

Covid protocol of the Government of Karnataka

  • 04 Apr
    According to the latest Covid protocol of the Government of Karnataka, in the present situation of Covid, extreme caution should be taken in churches, houses and public places specially during the Holy Week. Please maintain distance in the church, and be sure to use mask and sanitizers. Sick, old age people and children are requested to stay home during the Holy week. Arrangements will be made to give Holy communion at home, on next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Ward councilors are requested to make the necessary arrangements.

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Easter kit

  • 04 Apr
    Under the leadership of Vincent de Paul, Easter food kits and clothes will be given to poor families on Easter. The Ward Councilor's are requested to give the names of those who are in need in the parish office today itself. Those who are interested in donating food kits should do so at the Parish Office. Those interested in donating clothes to the poor on Easter Day can deposit in boxes placed near the Parish Hall.

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Way of the Cross

  • 04 Apr
    During the period of Lent, there will be solemn way of the Cross inside the church at 5.30 pm in every Sunday, and around the church after 6.00 pm Holy Qurbana, in every Friday. We look forward to the co-operation of all Wards and Convents for the conduct of Way of the Cross. Time schedule: Valiyanombu 2021' Dear Brothers, Sisters and loving children, Let us actively take part in the 'Valiyanombu' by attending Holy Qurbana, confession, reading the Bible, doing acts of charity, praying for Covid patients and Way of the Cross. Way of the Cross Sundays at 5.30 pm (Inside the Church); Fridays after 6.00 pm Holy Qurbana (around the Church) Date Day Wards & Convents Time 19-02-2021 Friday St. Xavier Ward; S H Ward, J P Nagar;                     Alphonsa Bhavan (FCC) After 6.00 pm H. Qurbana 21-02-2021 Sunday St. Thomas Ward; Basania (St. Martha's Convent) 5.30 pm 26-02-2021 Friday St. Francis Assisi Ward; St. Joseph's Ward, Lakkasandra; Sanjeevana (S. H. Study House) After 6.00 pm H. Qurbana 28-02-2021 Sunday St. Alphonsa Ward; Savina Sisters 5.30 pm 05-03-2021 Friday Holy Trinity Ward; Don Bosco Ward, Madiwala;             Shanthi Dham (S.H. Juniorate) After 6.00 pm H. Qurbana 07-03-2021 Sunday St. Sebastian Ward; Holy Family (CHF) 5.30 pm 12-03-2021 Friday St. Pauls Ward, Chickadugodi; Infant Jesus Ward Jayanagar; Precious Blood (Jyothidhan) After 6.00 pm H. Qurbana 14-03-2021 Sunday St. Jude Ward, BTM; St. Mary’s Ward, Thavarakere; Jnanodhaya (CMC) 5.30 pm 19-03-2021 Friday St. Chavara Ward; St. George Ward, Wilson Garden; FDSHJ (St. Chavara Krupalaya) After 6.00 pm H. Qurbana 21-03-2021 Sunday St. John's Ward, St. Mariam Thresia Ward;               Sannidhana (SABS) 5.30 pm 26-03-2021 Friday Holy Family Ward; St. Joseph's Ward, Adugody After 6.00 pm H. Qurbana NB: It is obligatory to fast and abstine on Vibhoothi Thirunal & Good Friday Fr. Joice Madukkakuzhy CMI; Fr. Shijin Pulimootil CMI (Asst. Vicars) Fr. Cyriac Madathil CMI Fr. Rejo Kalathil CMI; Fr. Nibin Areekathazhe CMI (New Asst. Vicars) Forane Vicar ST. THOMAS FORANE CHURCH, DHARMARAM, BENGALURU          

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Easter food kits and clothes

  • 04 Apr
    Under the leadership of Vincent de Paul, Easter food kits and clothes will be given to poor families on Easter. The Ward Councilor's  are expected to give the names of those who are in need in the parish office. Those who are interested in donating food kits should do so at the Parish Office. Those interested in donating clothes to the poor on Easter Day can deposit in boxes placed near the Parish Hall from next Sunday.    

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Easter Vigil

  • 04 Apr
    Easter celebration starts with Solemn Holy Qurbana at 8 pm on Holy Saturday. On Easter Sunday there will be Holy Qurbana at 6 am, 7.15 am, 9 am, 11 am and 6 pm. Details of Holy week programmes are in the notice.

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Easter Kits

  • 04 Apr
    Under the leadership of Vincent de Paul, Easter food kits and clothes will be given to poor families on Easter. The Ward Councilor's are requested to give the names of those who are in need in the parish office today itself. Those who are interested in donating food kits should do so at the Parish Office. Those interested in donating clothes to the poor on Easter Day can deposit in boxes placed near the Parish Hall.

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Holy Saturday

  • 03 Apr
    Holy Saturday, Concelebrated Holy Qurbana will start at 6.30 am. There will be blessing of water and light and renewal of Baptismal Vows during the Holy Qurbana. There will be Holy Qurbana at 6 pm on Holy Saturday. Holy water can be collected in bottles for those who need it.

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Good Friday

  • 02 Apr
    Good Friday, the Passion service begins at 7.00 am. Solemn way of the Cross will be at St. Thomas church compound, at 5.00 pm. This will be followed by  Message and Veneration of the Cross. 

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Maundy Thursday

  • 01 Apr
    Maundy Thursday Services starts at 5.30 pm with the Solemn Holy Qurbana. From 7.30 to 8 pm we will have Holy Hour followed by Procession of Blessed Sacrament, Recital of Puthen Pana and blessing of Passover Bread. There will be adoration from 6.30 to 8.30 am at Church. Time schedule for each wards and religious congregations are on the notice board. Expecting your whole hearted support.

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Holy Week-Confession

  • 31 Mar
    We have made arrangements for Confession on 29th, 30th and 31st March, from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.

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Confession-Holy Week

  • 31 Mar
    We have made arrangements for Confession on 29th, 30th and 31st March, from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.

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Psalm Recitation competition

  • 07 Mar
    Family Apostolate, Diocese of Mandya is organising Psalm Recitation competition for the Families during the Lent Season. For details, kindly contact the Parish office.

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Psalm Writing competition

  • 07 Mar
    Family Apostolate, Diocese of Mandya is organising Psalm Writing competition for the Families during the Lent Season. For details, kindly contact the parish office.

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Job Opportunities

  • 07 Mar
    St. Johns Medical College Hospital has invited Job Applications for various posts. For details, contact parish office

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Admissions at Santhome Kinder

Holy Qurbana, Adoration,Confession

  • 03 Mar
    Holy Qurbana Time: Ordinary days: 6.15 AM, 6.00 PM Sundays: 6.00 AM, 7.15 AM, 9.00 AM, 11.00 AM (English), 6.00 PM Adoration: After 6.00 pm Holy Mass on Saturdays Confession: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm on all days

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Santhome Bookstall

  • 03 Mar
    Working hours:  Ordinary Days 09.00 AM - 01.00 PM 03.00 PM - 06.30 PM   Sundays 08.30 AM - 01.00 PM 03.00 PM - 06.30 PM  

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Santhome Marriage Bureau

  • 03 Mar
    Welcome to Santhome Marriage Bureau - A Christian Matrimony Service Here we have the facility of Marriage Bureau which arranges introductions between people who want to get married. Candidates can register their name and refer the file kept in the office reception. Required: letter from Parish Post card size photo Rs. 1000/= Address: St. Thomas Forane Church, Christ School Rd, Dharmaram College Post, Suddagunte Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029 Hours: Open 9 am ⋅ Closes 6:30 PM   Phone: 080 4370 2482

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Call for Advertisement in our Parish Bulletin

  • 03 Mar
    Those who wish to advertise in our Parish Bulletin, Santhome Messenger shall contact the Parish office. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Call for Advertisement in our Parish Bulletin The size of the advt. (full Page-Magazine) - 240 mm height X 180 mm width The advertisement tariff: per issue                                                                  Back Inside               Rs. 12 000/-                                                                  Front Inside              Rs. 12 000/-                                                                  Inner Full Page          Rs. 10 000/-                                                                  Inner half Page         Rs. 5 000/- Contact: Ph.: 080 4370 2482 Email: stthomasforanechurch@gmail.com

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Parish membership and Youth Id Card

  • 03 Mar
    It is obligatory for Syro-Malabar members who have been staying here for more than 6 months should enlist their names in the respective Syro-Malabar Churches near their place of residence. Especially, the youth should obtain a youth identity card and participate in youth meetings. This will be extremely necessary for issuing any certificates. To obtain a Free State Certificate for marriage, youth identity card is a must and this certificate will be issued only 3 months after obtaining the youth identity card. 

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