Mission in Bhowali began way back in 1924 with a chapel at Rosary Villa. In 1948, in exchange for St. Joseph’s Villa at Jeolikote, Rosary Villa became the Seminary Villa of the Diocese of Allahabad. Present site of St. Gemma Galgani Church and the Parish house were blessed on 13th May, 1972.

De Vito Shishu Vidyalaya at Bhowali is run by the Maids of the poor. At Bhimtal, a school and a dispensary were started by the Congregation of the Queen of the Apostles in 1978. The U.M.I. Sisters are running a Kindergarten School at Rosary Villa since 1997.

From July 1995 to March 1997, OCD Fathers took up the responsibility of mission work here at the request of Bishop Anthony Fernandes. Now, Priests of Indian Missionary Society carry on the mission work here.

Patron : St. Gemma Galgani
Establishment : 1924
Parish Priest : Fr. Aseemraj, IMS
Co-Pastor Fr. Deepesh, IMS
Address : St. Gemma Galgani Church
Bhowali Post,
dist. Nainital – 263 132
(Uttarakhand)
Catholics : 77
Telephone : 05942-220488

Institutions

1. De Vito Convent (IMP)

Establishment : 1971
Superior : Miss Annie Jacob, IMP
Address : De Vito Convent
Bhowali Post,
dist. Nainital – 263 132
(Uttarakhand)
Telephone : 05942-220708

2. Rosary Villia (UMI)

Establishment : 1989
Superior : Sr. Pauline, UMI
Address : Rosary Villa
Bhowali Post,
dist. Nainital – 263 132
(Uttarakhand)
Telephone : 05942-220014

3. Mt. Alvern Convent (SRA)

Establishment : 1978
Superior : Sr. Pauline, SRA
Address : Mt. Alvern Convent
Bhimtal Post,
dist. Nainital – 263 125
(Uttarakhand)
Telephone : 05942-247042

4. De Vito Shishu Vidyalaya

Establishment : 1971
Principal : Miss. Dora Veigas, IMP
Address : De Vito Shishu Vidyalaya
Bhowali Post,
dist. Nainital – 263 132
(Uttarakhand)
Telephone : 05942-220067

5. Mount Alvern School

Establishment : 1978
Principal : Sr. Pramila, SRA
Address : Mt. Alvern School
Bhimtal Post,
dist. Nainital – 263 125
(Uttarakhand)
Telephone : 05942-247009

6. Rosary Villa School

Establishment : 2003
Principal : Sr. Pauline, UMI
Address : Rosary Villa
Bhowali Post,
dist. Nainital – 263 125
(Uttarakhand)
Telephone 05942-220067

7. Maria Dham (CFMSS)

Establishment : 2006
Principal : Sr. Gemma, CFMSS
Address : Maria Dham
P.O Bhimtal
dist. Nainital – 263 125
(Uttarakhand)
Telephone 05942-248489