The Bombay Catholic Sabha

:: Bandra Deanery BCS Unit Committee Members 2009 ::

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The Bombay Catholic Sabha was formed on January 20, 1989 under the patronage of the then Archbishop of Bombay, Simon Cardinal Pimenta. The present Patron of the Sabha is Ivan Cardinal Dias, the Archbishop of Bombay. The organization is registered with the Charity Commissioner under the Mumbai Public Trust Act 1950 and represents the interest of the Catholic community in particular, and Christians in general.

The Vision Statement of the Sabha is:

“Striving to create a caring Society based on Christian values, through collaboration and networking”.

The thrust areas of the Sabha are:

• Socio Economic

• Political

• Civic

• Health

• Education

• Cultural / Sports

The Sabha runs a number of outreach services that include:

# Race Employment Centre;

# Marriage Alliance Bureau;

# Senior Citizens’ I.D. Cards Desk;

# Project Bloodline

We have over 38,000 individuals enrolled as Life Members of the Sabha. The Patron of the Sabha, Ivan Cardinal Dias has urged very Catholic who has attained the age of 18 years in the Archdiocese of Bombay to enroll as a member of the Sabha.

Besides, the Sabha also encourages individuals, irrespective of caste or creed, to register as benefactors, who act as a financial backbone of the Sabha.

The Sabha derives its overall strength from its Parish Units. The Parish units of the Bombay Catholic Sabha are indeed the flag bearers for the organization.

In conclusion, here is an extract from the BCS Anthem:

“With the Sabha you have a voice

In the Sabha you have a choice

The BCS sets the pact

To make this world a better place”