Bro. T.K. George It is rare to find anyone in the Church of Karnataka who has not heard the name of Bro. T.K. George. This person has been preaching the Good News of the only Savior Jesus and the truths of the Catholic Church for the last 25 years in his own style.

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Name: Rev. Fr. Franklin Philip D’Souza (Philiph Franky D’Souza)

Family:

  1. Father: Late Ligoury D’Souza
  2. Mother: Mary Lilly Mascarenhas (Lilly D’Souza)
  3. Brothers (3) & Sisters (3):

 

  1. Mr. John Walter D’Souza married with Mrs. Gracy Cota, Kundapur
  2. Mrs. Juliana D’Souza married to Mr. John D’Souza, Mulki
  3. Mr. Michael Stany D’souza married with Mrs. Jenifer Fernandes, Mumbai
  4. Fr. Franklin Philip D’Souza, ordained as priest for Diocese of Shimoga
  5. Mr. Wilson D’souza married with Mrs. Jacinta Fernandes, Mogarnad
  6. Mrs. Violet Cynthia D’Souza married to Mr. Dennis D’Souza, Balkunje
  7. Mrs. Anita D’Souza married to Mr. Walter D’Souza, Mudarangadi

Date of Birth: 22 October 1973 as per Baptism Certificate
Place of Birth: Beluvai Village, Paladka Parish, Moodbidri, Karnataka, India
Mother Parish: St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Paladka
Present Parish: St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Murkothpalke, Saverapura (June 7th 2015 onwards)


Schooling:

  • Primary School: Higher Primary School, Guddeyangady (1978-1985)
  • High School: Jain Junior High School, Moodbidri (1985-1988)
  • P. U. C: Milagres Pre- University College, Mangalore(1988 - 1990)

Diocese: From the Diocese of Mangalore / Paladka
Incardinated to: Name of the Diocese - SHIMOGA
Date of joining: 1st June 1990


Sacraments received:

  • Date of Baptism: 1st December 1973 (Paladka)
  • Eucharist: by Fr. Oswald Lasrado in1983 (Paladka)
  • Confirmation: 2nd July 1989 by Bishop Basil D’Souza (at Belloor)
  • Priestly ordination: 10th May 1999 (Paladka) by Bishop Bernard Moras
  • Vocation Promoter: Fr. Mathias Pereira (1988)
  • Parish Priest during Ordination: Fr. Benjamin Pinto (1999)

Seminary Formation:

  • Gladsome Home for students, Mangalore, 1988-1990, (Rectors: Fr Maxim Furtado, Fr Vernon Vas, Fr Valerian D’Souza)
  • St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Mysore, 1990-1991 (Fr Alfred Mendonca)
  • St. Peter’s Pontifical seminary, Bangalore, 1991-1998 (Vice Rector: Fr Denis D’Souza, Rector: Fr Anandrayar, Fr Thomas Vazhappilly)

Seminary Studies:

Philoshopy : Bachaelor of Philoshophy at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore, 1991-1994. (Rector: Fr. Anandrayar/ Vice Rector: Fr. Denis D’Souza)
Secular Studies: Bachelor of Arts, Bangalore University, 1991-1994{Philosophy, History, Sociology}
Regency: Our Lady of Health Shrine, Harihar, 1994-1995 (Parish Priest: Fr. Jesu R. Nathan)
Theology: Bachelor of Theology at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore, 1995-1998 (Rector: Fr. Anthony Thomas Vazhapilly)
Diaconate Ministry: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Tirthahalli, 1998 – 1999 (Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Gregory D’Cunha)


Holy Orders and Sacred Ministries:

  • The Celebration of Admission rite: on Thursday, 7th March 1996 by Most Rev. Joseph Roy Bishop of Mysore at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary Chapel, Bangalore
  • The Institution of Readers: on Saturday, 12th October 1996 by Most Rev. Joseph Roy Bishop of Mysore at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary Chapel, Bangalore
  • The Institution of Acolytes: Saturday, 11th October 1997, by Most Rev. Dr. Alphonsus Mathias, Arch Bishop of Bangalore at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary Chapel, Bangalore
  • Ordained as Deacon: October 18th 1998, by Most Rev Dr. Ignatius Pinto, Arch bishop of Bangalore and Administrator of Diocese of Shimoga
  • Date of Ordination: 10th May 1999
  • Place of Ordination: St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Paladka/Mangalore Diocese
  • Minister of Ordination: Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, then Bishop of Belgaum, (Presently Archbishop of Bangalore)

Higher Studies:

  • Masters of Arts (History) from Mysore University; 2000-2002
  • Masters in Theology(Biblical theology); 2003-2005 St. Peter’s Pontifical institute, Bangalore

Appointments held/Ministries exercised:

  • Assistant Parish Priest: 01.06.1999 to 05.06.2001; Holy Family Church, Chitradurga, Residence at Infant Jesus Church, Challakere
  • Parish Priest: 06.06.2001 to 31.05.2003; Our Lady of Victories Church, Nagar (Renovated the Old Church 2003)
  • Youth Director: 04.06.2001 to 31.05.2003; Diocese of Shimoga-Nagar
  • As Staff Member at St. Peter’s: 01.06.2003 to 28.03.2005; St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore
  • Youth Director: 19.06.2005 to 25.06.2009; Diocese of Shimoga, Residence at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Office at Yuva Mitra.
  • Charismatic Director: 01.07.2005 to 25.05.2009; Diocese of Shimoga, Residence at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Office at Yuva Mitra/Jeevodaya
  • Regional Youth Joint Secretary: 01.12.2005 to 14.08.2008; Karnataka Region
  • Secretary for CBCI Office for Youth: 04.06.2011 to 14.08.2015; National Youth Director, CBCI – Delhi
  • Sabbatical Leave: 15.08.2015 to 14.06.2016
  • Parish Priest 15.06.2016 to 24.06.2017, Shrine of Our Lady of Health, Harihar (Laid foundation and work started for new Chapel at original place)
  • Family Counselling Centre: Director: 26.06.2017 to 15.08.2021
  • Director: Ecumenism 29.06.2017 to 15.08.2021
  • Spiritual Director: Legion Mary: 15.07.2017
  • Spiritual Director: St. Vincent De Paul 15.07.2017
  • Director, Charismatic Renewal: 07.09.2017
  • June 16th 2018; appointed as the member of the Editorial Board of Hombelaku (Diocesan Spiritual Magazine)
  • Parochial Administrator: 01.10.2018 to 18.05.2019, Our Lady of Assumption Church, Hiriyur, Chitradurga District
  • March 4, 2019: Elected as Regional Catholic Charismatic Karnataka Service Team as its Spiritual Director for the Region
  • Parish Priest: 19.05.2019: Our Lady of Assumption Church, Hiriyur

Courses Attended:

  • Basics, Skills, Counseling in Youth Ministry, Don Bosco Yuva Prachodini, Bangalore October 2000
  • Chaplains & Animators’ Trainning, by National Youth Office at NBCLC , Bangalore, June 1-15th 2001
  • Training of Trainers in evangelization at Agra by National Youth Office, November 2001
  • Nov, 23 -30, 2015; Christo Centric Retreat at USM, Indore

Events participated:

  • July 23 – 28, 2002: 17th World Youth Day, Toronto, Canada
  • July 30 – Aug. 5, 2006: 4th Asian Youth Day, Hong Kong
  • July 15 -20, 2008: 23rd World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia
  • Nov. 20-27, 2009: 5th Asian Youth Day, IMUS, Philiphines
  • Aug. 16 – 21, 2011: 26th World Youth Day, Madrid, Spain
  • June 16-29, 2011: 14th IYCS World Council at New Delhi
  • March 29- April 1, 2012: WYD Meeting Vatican – Rome
  • September 20-25, 2012: AYD -2014 II Preparatory Meeting at Daejeon, South Korea
  • November 25-29, 2012: WYD - 2013 II Preparatory Meeting at Rio de Janeiro- Brazil
  • March 11-15, 2013: AYD - 2014 III preparatory Meeting at Manila – Philippines
  • July 16-29, 2013: 28th World Youth Day, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • March 27 -30, 2014: AYD -2014 IV Preparatory Meeting, Daejeon, South Korea
  • April 9-13, 2014: WYD Meeting Vatican – Sassone, Rome
  • August 10 – 21, 2014: 6th AYD – Daejeon, South Korea
  • July 30 – August 8, 2017; 7th AYD/AYMM – Jog Jakartha - Indonesia

Major Events Participated at National/Regional Level:

  • Oct. 25 -31, 2001: National Youth Convention at Kolkota
  • May 2007: Karnataka Regional Youth Convention, Belgaum
  • Nov. 8-10, 2007: “KRISTOTSAVA” Karnataka regional Mission Congress, Bangalore
  • Dec. 27-30, 2007: South Asian Jesus youth Meet at Cochin, Kerala
  • Oct. 21 -24, 2007: National youth Convention at Cuttack-Orissa
  • Nov. 27-29, 2008 : AICUF National Seminar, Mangalore
  • Aug 28-30, 2008: “COMMUNION 2008”, a Jesus Youth Program at Cochin
  • June 3, 2010: AICUF National convention at Chennai
  • May 14-21, 2010: 15thYCS National Council, Mangalore
  • Oct. 10-17, 2010: 9th National Youth Convention, at Shillong
  • Feb. 1-8, 2012: 30th CBCI Plenary Assembly at St. John’s College Hospital, Bangalore
  • Feb 5-12, 2014: 31st CBCI Plenary Assembly at Palai, Kerala
  • Jan 18 -22, 2017; X National Youth Convention, Mangalore
  • Oct 4 -14, 2017; Holy Land Pilgrimage with Diocese of Shimoga Clergy
  • Nov 9 – 12, 2017; Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Karnataka Region at Mangalore

Major Youth Events Organized at Diocesan, Regional as well as National Level:

  • Dec. 27-29, 2006: Diocesan Youth Convention of Shimoga at Hosadurga.
  • Aug. 6-9, 2010: 7th Karnataka Regional Youth Convention at Bellary.
  • Jan. 27-30, 2012: 32nd ICYM National Council & VII ICYM National Election at Kolkota.
  • June 1-10, 2012: XX Chaplains’ Animators’ Training (C.A.T) at Bangalore.
  • June 10, 2012: 16th National Youth Award Ceremony at St. John Evangelist Church, Bangalore
  • June 11- 12, 2012: 33rd ICYM National Council Meeting at Bangalore.
  • Spt. 7, 2012: ICYM National Level Bible Quiz.
  • Oct. 21 -24, 2012: National Youth Retreat ‘Move The Mountain’ (MTM).
  • Jan. 31 – Feb 2, 2013: 34th ICYM National Council Meeting at Jalandhar, Punjab.
  • June 1-10, 2013: XXI Chaplains’ Animators’ Training (C.A.T) at Bangalore.
  • June 11-14, 2013: Life Skill Orientation for ICYM Youth leaders of India, Bangalore
  • August 22. 2013: ICYM Governing Body Meeting, CBCI – New Delhi
  • Aug. 23-25, 2013: 35th ICYM National Council Meeting at Jalandhar, Punjab.
  • Oct. 7, 2013: 36th ICYM National Council Meeting at Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Oct. 11, 2013: 17th ICYM National Youth Award ceremony, Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Oct. 5-12, 2013: IX National Youth Convention, Trinity College, Jalandhar, Punjab
  • March 21-24, 2014: 37th ICYM National Council & VIII ICYM National Election at Nagpur
  • September 15 -18, 2014: 38th ICYM National Council & 18th ICYM National Awards at Nava Sadhana, Varanasi
  • May 29 to June 8th, 2015; XXII Chaplains’ Animators’ Training (C.A.T) at Bangalore
  • June 9th& 10th, 2015; 7th National Consultation for DYDs of India at Bangalore
  • June 11th, 2015; ICYM/YAF Governing body at B angalore
  • August 8th and 9th 2015; Ever first ICYM Alumni gathering at Nagpur

As Charismatic Director/Preacher:

  • Preached more than one and half thousand retreats (visit: www.frfranklin.org)
  • January 1, 2010: New year SAMBRAMOTSAVA-2010 at KARWAR sea shore 7000 people
  • December 19, 2010: “Christmas Utsava-2010” (organized) at Alangar Church compound, 5000 people
  • December 18th, 2011: “Christmas Sambram-2011” for YCS/YSM Mangalore 2000 people
  • Nov 9 – 12, 2017; Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Karnataka Region at Mangalore

Retreats/Recollections to Major Seminarians/Sisters/Priests:

  • April 30 – May 8, 2007; Sisters of Mercy, Mysore
  • June 17– 22, 2012; St. Charles Major Seminary, Nagpur for 140 brothers
  • July 18, 2012; Clergy Recollection for Delhi Archdiocese and Faridabad Diocese, Navinta, Delhi
  • March 26, 2013; Clergy Recollection for Madras – Mylapore Diocese (Chrism Mass day), Chennai
  • July 6-11, 2014; St. Joseph’s Regional Seminary, Allahabad, 89 theologians
  • July 14 – 21, 2014; Missionaries of Charity Sisters MP, Odissa & CG Region at Bhopal (24)
  • September 7 – 12, 2014 Priests Retreat Bareilly Diocese (35)
  • November 3 -10, 2014; Retreat for Sisters of Charity, Dharwar Province (40)
  • February 2 – 6, 2015; Priests Retreat for Marthandam Syro - Malankara Catholic Diocese (45)
  • July 24th to 30th 2015; Retreat for Theologians at ORIENS MAJOR SEMINARY – SHILLONG (40)
  • August 24th to Sept 1st 2015; Missionaries of Charity Sisters MP, Odissa & CG Region at Bhopal (25)
  • September 21st to 26th 2015; Priests Retreat for the Diocese of Varanasi – Navsadan (47)
  • Oct 16 -21, 2017; Retreat for the Clergy of the Diocese of Bareilly (25) and Religious (14) –at Anugrah Ashram, Sitarganj, Uttarkhand
  • Oct 23 -30, 2017; Retreat for the Sisters of Charity, Dharwar Province at Dharwar(35)
  • August 26-31, 2018; Retreat for the priests of Diocese of Varansi at Suvartha Kendra, Pachmari, M.P. (22)
  • September 29 – October 4, 2019;Retreat for the Priests of Diocese of Jabalpur, M.P. (58)
  • October 20 – 25, 2019; retreat for the Priests of Diocese of Jaipur, Rajastan (28)
  • October 26 -31, 2019; Retreat for the MSFS Congegation of Pune Province (27)
  • April 12 -17, 2021; Retreat for SRA sisters of Mangalore Province, Mangalore (38)

Countries visited for Preaching the Word of God as well as for Youth events:
Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Egypt, United Kingdom, Newzeland, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Cyprus, Jordan, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Bahrain, UAE {Seven Emirates: Dubai, Abhudabi, Fujairah, Sharja, Ajman, Omalquoin, Ras Al Kema}, Brazil, South Korea, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.


Within India States visited for preaching the Word of God as well as for Youth Motivation:
Jammu-Srinagar, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pardesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odissa, Westbengal, Sikkim, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkand, Uttarkhand, Tamilnadu, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Mehghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Assam, Gujarath, Goa, Karnataka and Andaman island


Biblical Productions: -
Acting in Biblical DVD’S:

  • 2009: Yesu Sparsha Part I & II (Kannada)
  • 2010: Ba Yesuvalli Ba (Kannada)
  • 2011: Mahimeya Raja Yesu (Kannada)
  • 2012: Nanna Usirada Yesu (Kannada)
  • 2011: Jezu Mhojo Rokxox (Konkani)
  • 2012: Jezu Mhozo Swas (Konkani)
  • 2012: Ore MeetparYesu (Tamil)
  • 2013: ‘Hariharada Arogya Maathe’ Kannada Movie
  • 2014: ‘Belakinedege Payana’ Kannada Movie based on Pro life
  • 2015: Tirugi Nodidaaga (Kannada)
  • 2016: “Karuneya Kadalu Yesu” (Kannada)
  • 2017: “Yesuve Namma Bharvase”(Kannada)
  • 2017: “Kutumba Jeevanakke Yesu Marga”(Kannada Preahing)

Preaching Albums MP3:

  • JivitacheUtaar(Konkani)
  • JivitachiZor(Konkani)
  • Living Waters(English)
  • Devara Sajeeva Vakya (Kannada)
  • Rogasoukya Baliyarpane – Healing Mass DVD (2013)
  • Books written: 2009
  • Be Healed (English)
  • Shuddhanagu (Kannada)
  • Nitol Za (Konkani)

Mission through communication media:
Preached in Konkani, Kannada, Hindi & English in Divine Word T.V. Mangalore, Rophe T. V. Goa and DivyavaniLive YouTube Channel.

Daily Reflections in Konkani in DivyavaniLive YouTube Channel


Website: www.frfranklin.org, E Mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Mobile: + 91 9013905078
Permanent Address: Bishop’s House, Sagar Road, Shimoga 577205


Present contact:

Rev. Fr. Philiph Franky D’Souza (Fr. Franklin D’Souza)
Our Lady of Asssumption Church, Church Road, Hiriyur - 577598
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Web site: www.frfranklin.org,
Mobile: +91 9013905078 & +91 9845256538


 

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