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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Jowai

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
  • Orphanages:

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Diocesan Priests Fraternity:
    In-Charge: Father Simeon Sungoh and Father Lawrence Paswet
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Father Gedwin KWarbah SDB
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Fidelis Laloo & Sr. Angelina Thyrniang FMA
  • Evangelization, Catechetics, Bible and Liturgy :
    In-Charge: Father Simeon Sungoh and Sr. Martina L. Thabah
  • Family Counseling:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Vengathanam CFM
  • Healthcare:
    In-Charge: Father Sherman Kongshei
  • Laity and Family:
    In-Charge: Father Sylvester Nongsiej
  • Lay Women Association:
    In-Charge: Perina Dkhar
  • Laymen Association:
    In-Charge: Gilbert Sten
  • Media apostolate:
    In-Charge: Father F. Stephen
  • Social Service (JHDS):
    In-Charge: Father Dominic Kympat
  • Vocation and Seminary:
    In-Charge: Father Ferdinand Dkhar
  • Youth Association (JCYM):
    In-Charge: Kalbinus Dkhar
  • Youth Commission:
    In-Charge: Father Kenny Pakma SDB

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Boys Association
  • Salesian Cooperators
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Tome Wyrta Blai

Social Communications

  • Father F. Stephen is in charge of the Communication Commission:
    Address: Bishop's House
    Jowai, Lumbihsyntu-Mihmyntdu
    Jaintia Hills District
    Meghalaya 793150
  • The diocese publishes a monthly magazine:

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post-Secondary Schools:
  • Technical School:
  • Primary Schools:
  • Secondary Schools:

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