St. Antony’s Church, Bhosari

Many Syro-Malabar Catholics migrated to Bhosari and nearby areas for employment from 1980 onwards. They were depending on the services of Latin churches either at Pimpri or at Kirkee for fulfilling their spiritual and sacramental needs. The faithful wanted to have a Qurbana Centre at Bhosari and they approached Fr. George Kavukattu of Kalewadi church. Thus St. Antony’s Prayer Group was formed and on 16th March 1989 at 4.30 pm, Fr. George celebrated Holy Qurbana for the faithful at the residence of Mr. Augustine Varghese. Even in the adverse situation, Fr. George Kavukatt and his assistants Fr. Mathew Moothassery and Fr. Peter Kavumpuram used to celebrate Qurbana regularly on every Thursday. Due to the inconvenience in conducting regular Qurbana at the residence of Mr. Augustine Varghese, it was shifted to a small room nearby building of a PMT bus stand. When Rev. Fr. George Kavukattu was transferred, Fr. Antony Kakkanatt took over as the Priest in-charge. Since there was some inconvenience, the venue of the Qurbana was further shifted to a parking area below the Dena Bank branch at Bhosari. During rainy season the faithful used to attend Qurbana in knee deep water. Taking into consideration all these adverse situations, it was decided to purchase a land of our own to build a church. The community could acquire a plot with a small room near Sidheshwar School at Bhosari and started regular Qurbana there. With the continuous effort of Fr. Antony and the help rendered by Shri. M. J. Joy Sir (Priya Capacitors), the community could possess another plot for church near Nasik Highway. The foundation stone was laid for the new church by Mar. Paul Chittilappilly but the construction could not be started due to some technical reasons. Under these circumstances the existing centre was renovated and the building was blessed by Mar. Thomas Elavanal. Fr. Antony was relieved and Fr. Davis Pulikottil took over the charge of the centre. He could very well lead the community even in the most difficult situation prevailing in the area. An attempt to torch down the church building on a Christmas night and also to assault Parish Priest and Trustees on another occasion is events recorded in the history of this church. Under the leadership of Fr. Davis, serious thought was given about building a church and the land was blessed by Fr. Francis Eluvathingal. Even after this also there were so many hurdles for starting the construction work. Fr. Justin Kallely took charge of the centre when Fr. Davis was transferred. He took initiative for the construction of the church and Mar Thomas Elavanal laid the foundation stone and the construction process continued in full swing. The new church was consecrated by Mar Thomas Elavanal on 31st May 2007. Fr. Benny Thaninilkumthadathil was appointed as the Parish Priest in June 2007. Fr. Bobby Mulakampally took over the charge from January 2010. Rev. Fr. Shibu Pulickal took charge as Parish Priest of the parish on 01-06-2013. Later Rev. Fr. Shibu Pulickal took charge as the parish priest. We are also grateful towards Rev. Fr. Martin Velliyamkandathil and Rev. Binoy Alappatt CMF for their valuable guidance as parish priests. At present, Rev. Fr. Shaju Kottarathil is the parish priest and Fr. Frinto Ollukkaran took charge as the Pro-Parish priest from 09th February 2017.


Forane: Pune

Status: Quasi Parish

Parish Priest: Fr. Frinto Ollukaran

Establishment of Parish Community: 16th March 1989

Official Erection as a Parish:

Date of the Consecration of the Church: 31st May 2007

Area of the Church Property: 8000 (in Sq.ft)

No. of Family’s: 36

No. of Family Units: 2

Address: Gat No. 452, Tapkir Nagar,Nr. Gayatri Public School,Pune-Nashik Road,Moshi, Pune 412105

Phone No.: Nil

How to reach:


Holy Qurbana: Sun. 11.30 am at St. Antony’s Church,Bhosari

Weekdays Qurbana: 7.30 pm at St. Antony’s Church, Bhosari

Name of the Religious Congregation & Province: Nil

Type of the Institutions at parish territory: Nil


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