This is one of the oldest churches in Gwalior, built in Gwalior sometime in the first half of 19th Century. This was being looked after by French Missionaries, Archdiocese of Agra, Diocese of Jhansi and the priests in Lashkar. Later it was entrusted to the congregation of OCD in 1994.
Predecessors: Fr. Jose, Fr. Johny, Fr. Cassian, Fr. Sebastian, Fr. Joseph T., Fr. Joseph Fr. B. Peter, Fr. Varghese J.K. (all OCDs)
The Malanpur land situated in the village Danga Guthina consisted of 11 bighas. Bishop FrederickD’Souza instructed Fr.Alphonse to acquire also the other three bighas from the Shri Henry D'Souza, which was done in1994. Once that land was registered, the demarcation was doneand then the boundary wall was put up with piling pillars atevery 10 feet. Since there was no approach road, Fr. Alphonse ran up anddown to the collectorate and requested the collector to allotsome land attached to ours for an approach road. That being done, he demarcated the road dumping about 75 trucks of rubble and murram to raise the road up above the neighbouringfields. A small building was put up for a priest to live in and a bore well was drilled to have water enough for our fields. In 2007 a water reservoir was dug to harvest water and fishrearing. In the year 2019 a cow shed was built and 6 cows and 6 calves were bought with purpose of distributing milk among the malnourished children of project area.
12.5 bighas of land on the by-pass road to Murena was purchased immediately after the consecration of the new bishop, and a new house came up for the bishop. Later for an unavoidable reason the Bishop house was shifted to Kheriya Modi and a foundation stone was laid by Most Rev. Joseph Kaithathara on 17th March 2000 for Diocesan Pastoral centre named after St. John Vianney. The construction was completed in the year 2019 and it was blessed and inaugurated on 27th August 2019 by Bp. Emeritus Most Rev. Joseph Kaithathara and Rev. Fr. N. John Xavier respectively.
Predecessors: Fr. Vincent Soares, Fr. Dionysius, Fr. Rohit John
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