St. Gonzalo Garcia Mission
The Catholic mission in Bulandshahr was established by the charismatic missionary Rev. Bro. Hurbert CMSF in 1961. Rev. Fr. Edmund, OFM Cap was the first priest in-charge of the Bulandshahr mission. This mission consists of Catholics from the city proper and surrounding villages and towns in the district. Some villages in Bulandshahr district were Catholic villages during the pre-Independence era, but they are no more practicing the Christian religion. Nirmala Convent and Nirmala Convent School belong to the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Most Blessed Sacrament were opened in Bulandshahr in 1962 in a rented house near the Collectorate. The school was shifted to a new building in 1965 which was further extended in 1977. In 1986 a new Priest house was built by the Archdiocese of Agra in a plot owned by the Sisters in Aadarsh Nagar. From 1961 the following priests rendered their services to the mission in Bulandshahr: Capuchin Frs. Edmund, Clement, Jaiswald, Timothy, Mathew, Peter Celestine, John Joseph, Ivan T., P. A. Joseph, John Lewis and Diocesan Fathers Sebastian Pantaladi, Johnson Chiriyankandath, Ignatius Chulliyil, Jose Maliekal, Antony C. J. and Simon Tuscano. The Parish has 35 Catholic families with 100 members.
St. Gonsalo Garcia Church, Gonsalo Niwas, 828/15, Adarsh Nagar, Bye Pass Road, Opp. Old R.T.O., Bulandshahar
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