St. Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma Galgani

Contact Details:

St. Gemma Galgani Church
Dist. Nainital – 263 132
Telephone – 05942-220488.

Patron Saint – St. Gemma Galgani.
Year of Establishment – 1924.
Parish Priest – Fr. Vishal, IMS.
Co-Parish Priest – Fr. Vasant, IMS.

Brief History:

Mission in Bhowali began way back in 1924 with a chapel at Rosary Villa. In 1948, in exchange for St. Joseph’s Villa at Jeolikote, Rosary Villa became the Seminary Villa of the Diocese of Allahabad. Present site of St. Gemma Galgani Church and the Parish house were blessed on 13th May, 1972.

De Vito Shishu Vidyalaya at Bhowali is run by the Maids of the poor. At Bhimtal, a school and a dispensary were started by the Congregation of the Queen of the Apostles in 1978. The U.M.I. Sisters are running a Kindergarten School at Rosary Villa since 1997.

From July 1995 to March 1997, OCD Fathers took up the responsibility of mission work here at the request of Bishop Anthony Fernandes. Now, Priests of Indian Missionary Society carry on the mission work here.