Vocations, Seminaries, Clergy and Religious

Most Rev. Udumala Bala

Bishop of Warangal
Bishop’s House
Warangal – 506 004
Telangana, India
Tel. (O): 0870-2459128, Tel. (P): 0870-2459332
Fax: 0870-2459499,
Email (O): wgldioabu@gmail.com
Email (O): wgldioub@rediffmail.com
Email (P): udumalabala@gmail.com
Website: www.warangaldiocese.com
Executive Secretary:Fr-Rymond-Joseph-
Rev. Dr. Raymond Joseph
CCBI Centre, PB No.8490
Hutchins Road 2nd Cross
Bangalore– 560 084
Karnataka, India
Phone: +91-80-25498179
Fax: +91-80-25498180
Mobile: 09449828179, 08025498179
E-mail: ccbiclergy@rediffmail.com
Email: iraymond59@hotmail.com
Most Rev. Francis Serrao, SJ
Bishop of Shimoga
Bishop’s House
Malligenahalli, Sagar Road
Shimoga – 577 205
Karnataka, India
Tel. (O): (0)9980072698, Tel. (P): 08182-322999
Email (O): malligemane2011@gmail.com
Email (P): bpfrancisserraosj@gmail.com
Website: www.shimogadiocese.org
Most Rev. Lourdnada (Lourdes) Daniel
Bishop of Nashik
Bishop’s House
Jail Road
Nashik Road – 422 101
Maharashtra, India
Tel. (O): 0253-2462528, Tel. (P): 0253-2463756
Fax: 0253-2451550, Mobile: (0)9422882177
Email: nashikdiocese@gmail.com

2. Vision

The CCBI Commission for Vocations, Seminaries, Clergy and Religious aims at coordinating the services of promotion of Vocations and Priestly and Religious Formation and the life of Catholic Priests and Religious throughout India, in order that the Clergy and the Religious of India, true to their ecclesial character, may be holy persons and pastors of all people, effective servant-leaders of the Christian community and committed workers for the promotion of God’s Kingdom in India.

3. Mission

The commission will carry out this task in accordance with the documents of the Church on Priestly and Religious Formation, the directives spelt out in the Charter of Priestly Formation in India, and the directives of the CCBI and in collaboration with other Commissions of the CCBI, by providing opportunities for consultation, collaboration and organization in the regional and national levels.

Former Chairmen
1. Archbishop Peter Fernandes: 1999 to 2006
2. Archbishop Albert D’Souza : 2007 to 2010
3. Bishop Thomas Vazhapilly: 2010 to 2015
4. Bishop Udumala Bala : 2015

Former Executive Secretaries
1. Fr. Arul Joseph : 2002-2006
2. Fr. John Kulandai: 2006-2014
3. Fr. Raymond Joseph: 2014-2018