Upcoming Programs

  • Aug. 30-Sept. 4
    Classes in IIS

  • September 8
    Laying the Foundation Stone for the Construction of New Church in Savanur

  • Sept. 15-17
    In Kerala for various administrative matters

  • September 19
    Council Meeting

  • Sept. 19-23
    Retreat in Apostolic Community (in Vinayalaya)

  • Sept. 27-29
    Provincial Chapter of Visakhapatnam Province, Preaching Recollection to the Chapter Members

  • September 30
    Founder's Day

  • October 4-5
    Visitation to Sidlghatta, Kadasinahalli, Chintamani

  • October 5-6
    Visitation to Srinivaspura, MSFS Community Tamaka, St Mary's Parish Kolar, MSFS Community ITI

  • October 7
    Holy Mass and Blessing of the New Grotto at DeCare & Sneha Jyothi Ashram Makkiad

  • October 10
    Inauguration and Blessing of the New Church in Chintamani

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St. Francis de Sales

Charity has no limit; for the Love of God has been poured into our hearts...


Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows (Compassion) is our patroness and our Founder...


Fr. Peter Marie Mermier

Fr. Peter Marie Mermier, our Founder, was born on 28th August 1790 in Savoy...

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Latest MSFS News

  • Installation of The New Provincial
    During the jubilant celebration on the feast of our Heavenly Patron, St Francis de Sales, January 24, 2022, at 11 am, Rev. Fr Thomas Kalariparambil was installed as the 7th Provincial of the South-West India Province. Rev. Fr Jino Plathottathil, called in to replace Fr Jose Parappillil due to a last-minute cancellation of the trip, pointed out in his inspiring homily, quoting Fr Jose Parapillil, that, over 31 years of its life, the South-West India province has grown in magnitude in terms of mission extensions, members, infrastructures, institutions and so on. Read More

  • Laying the Foundation Stone for the New Church in Savanur
    On September 8, 2021 Rev. Dr Benny Koottanal, the Provincial of South-West India Province along with Rev. Fr Vinod Kanattu, the Provincial Bursar joined St Francis de Sales Mission Church, Savanur, the Faithful, North Karnataka Apostolic Community, Shimoga Apostolic Community, Nuns of Daughters of the Church, Teachers and the Community fathers to Bless the Foundation Stone of SFS Parish Church on the occasion of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 175 Anniversary of MSFS arrival in India which is celebrated as the Year of Missions in the Congregation. The Provincial in his homily at the Holy Eucharist prior to the Blessing stressed the importance of personal witness to the society with the purity of heart like Blessed Mother. Read More

  • Laying Foundation Stone for ITSSCAT-India, unit 2 in Perinthalmanna
    The foundation stone for the construction of the proposed building for ITSSCAT-India, Unit – 2, in the site donated by the former DIG of prisons Mr Joseph Thomas, was laid by Rev. Fr Benny Koottanal MSFS, the provincial of the South-West India Province of MSFS, at 10 am, on August 25, 2021. Prior to this Rev. Fr Sebastian Pattassery, the vicar of St Mary's church, Paloorkotta said a prayer of blessing over the land and blessed it. Read More

  • Laying Foundation Stone for the New Community in Mundargi
    A community house in Mundargi was a dream of the province for many years. August 12, 2021 was a special day for Mundargi as this dream was initiated. On this day Fr Benny Koottanal, The Provincial had blessed and laid the foundation stone for the new community house and boy's home in Mundargi. We had the blessing prayers at 04:00 pm which was witnessed by the teaching and non-teaching staff of SFS School, Mundargi. Read More

  • Inauguration of Administrative Block in SFS Campus, Hebbagodi
    The Jubilee Memorial – SFS Administrative Block was blessed and inaugurated on July 10, 2021. This new Block has added a distinctive hallmark to the existing edifice of learning at SFS Hebbagodi Campus. Read More

  • Inauguration and Blessing of Saint Francis De Sales Boys' Home, Doba, Chad
    May 15, 2021 will be remembered as a joyful day in the history of the Chad-Cameroon delegation under the South-West India Province. On this day, Saint Francis de sales Boys' Home at Gaki (Doba) was inaugurated Read More

  • A New Doctor in Theology: Hearty Congratulations to Rev Dr Thomas Thekkekarottu MSFS
    It is indeed a great joy for the MSFS Family and for the South-West India Province in particular as Fr Thomas Thekkekarottu has completed the Doctoral Research and defended the Thesis successfully. Read More

  • Ordinations in Chad-Cameroon delegation
    On Saturday, July 3, 2021, the Chad-Cameroon delegation of MSFS Congregation, under the South-West India Province, had the joy of witnessing the elevation of three of our Confreres to the altar of God, Read More

  • First Profession at Makkiyad
    'Totus Tuus' (Totally Yours) was the theme of the first profession which took place at Sneha Jyothy Ashram, Makkiyad on May 31 2021. It was indeed a joyful day for the South-West India Province and to Read More

  • Initiation to the Novitiate
    On May 30, 2021 ten of the Postulants belonging to the South-West India Province were initiated into the Novitiate at Indian Institute of Spirituality (IIS), Bangalore. Rev. Fr Benny Koottanal, the Provincial, initiated the postulants to Read More

  • Perpetual Profession in Tejas Vidya Peetha
    Tejas Vidya Peetha and the Fransalian family had much to rejoice on May 28, 2021, as four of our Brothers, Jibin George Anithottathil, Nitesh Minj, Robin Pereira, and Rony Thomas Madathiparambil, belonging to the South-West India Province, made their perpetual profession and Read More

  • Diaconate Ordination in the Philippines
    It was a great moment of joy and grace for the Philippines Delegation of the MSFS to witness its fifth Diaconate Ordination amidst the gloom and sufferings of the pandemic Covid 19. God's choicest blessing was manifested through the person of Bro. Marc Edward Malihan who has been consecrated to the ordained ministry as Read More

    My dear Confreres, as we are well aware, the second wave of Covid-19 had been deadly, to say the least, especially in India. Many of our Confreres are also badly affected by it. As I request you to be very careful that none of us may contract this sickness, I also earnestly request you to pray for all those who are affected by this deadly virus. Let us specially remember and pray for all the health workers, Read More

  • Covid Warriors – Committed and Fearless
    My dear Confreres, I am very happy to let you know that eight of our Deacons are engaged in the ministry of the Covid warriors. They do services at St Martha's Hospital, St Philomina's Hospital and St Joseph's College, which is a Covid ward. Their residence is arranged at St Camillian's House, near Dharmaram College. Read More

  • Accommodation for Forty Needy Children at SFS CBSE School, Kengeri
    Children are the ones who get easily affected by the pandemic, not only because they are affected by it, but also because they become orphaned/semi-orphaned as their parents succumb to the pandemic. Read More

  • Providing Food for the Needy
    At the request of St John's Medical College, we are providing lunch for Hundred people every day. The people who are served are the relatives of the Covid-patients who are admitted to St John's Medical College. These people are identified to be very poor and are in need of our help. Read More

  • Mobile Ambulance Services
    We have set apart two of our vehicles as mobile clinics to rush the affected people to the hospitals and to the nearby healthcare centers. These mobile clinics are completely equipped with Beds, Oxygen Cylinders, Wheel Chairs and Stretchers. The mobile clinics are in full operation and many are benefitting through them. Read More

  • Supply of PPE Kits
    As per the requests of various volunteers and health workers who are associated with the Archdiocese of Bangalore and the Diocese of Mandya we have already supplied freely Three Hundred PPE Kits. There is a demand for more supply and we are working on it. All these PPE Kits are stitched in our Garment Mill at Karahalli. Read More

  • MDO of the SOUTH-WEST INDIA PROVINCE at the Service of the Covid-Stricken People
    At the surging of the second wave of Covid, Vikasjyothi, the MDO of the South-West India Province is in brisk action to support those affected badly by this pandemic. Through the efficient and innovative commitment of Rev. Fr Thomas Cherukat, the Director of our MDO, a full-scale plan is charted with the approval of the Provincial Administration to support Twenty MSFS Parishes in India belonging to our Province. Read More

    De Sales Academy for Talent Assistance (DATA), initiated by the Province to provide quality training in foreign languages as well as professional development programs, has within such a short span of its existence made long strides in becoming one of the premier institutes in India in this category. Even in the midst of such adversities caused by the pandemic, Read More