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Diocese of Bagdogra

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High schools in the diocese (grade 9 -10):
    5
  • Higher secondary schools in the diocese (grade 11 -12):
    3
  • Junior High (secondary) schools in the diocese (grade 6 - 8):
    8
  • Junior High/High School - Catholic staff:
    160
  • Junior High/High School - Catholic students:
    2516
  • Open schools (for school dropouts) in the diocese:
    3
  • Primary schools - Catholic staff:
    128
  • Primary schools - Catholic students:
    4325
  • Primary schools in the diocese (grade 1-5):
    27

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for pastoral apostolate:
    Address: Loyola Pastoral Centre, Matigara, Postal Code No. 734010, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India,Phone: 0353-2581389, Director: Fr. Francis D' Souza S.J.
  • Creches:
    Address: Missionaries of Charity, Pradhan Nagar, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
  • Dispensaries:
    9
  • Homes for Elderly & Destitute: 2:
    Address: Jivan Daan, Mailanijote, Kamala Bagan, Postal Code No. 734426,Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2556136, Address: Jesu Ashram, Matigara, Postal Code No. 734010, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2580952
  • Hospice: 1:
    Address: Jesu Ashram, Matigara, Postal Code No. 734010, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2580952
    Director: Fr. Julius Kujur S.J.
  • Hospital:
    Address: Navjeevan Hospital & Rural Healthcare centre, Gayaganga, Postal Code No. 734426, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2122513
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Administrator: Sr. Dr. Regina F.C.
  • Hostels For School Boys:
    4
  • Hostels for School Girls:
    6
  • Leprosy clinics: 4:
    1. Jesu Ashram, Address: Matigara, Postal Code No. 734010, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2580952
    2. St. Vincent De Paul Leprosy Clinic, Address: Hatighisa, 734429, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    3. Nirmala Leprosy Clinic, Address: Adhikari, Postal Code No. 734427, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    4. Our Lady of Lourdes Leprosy clinic Address: Sahabad, Postal Code No. 734431, Darjeeling, Dt. W. Bengal, India
  • Orphanages: 2:
    1. Ashagram, No.1, Barapathujoth, Ranidanga, Postal Code No. 734012, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2122712, Administrator: Mr. Samuel Minj

    2. Sishubhavan, Address: Pradhan Nagar, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2511519
  • Socio-economic centers: 2:
    1. Seva Kendra (Diocesan social service society), Address: Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2518154, Mobile: 09434887067, E-mail: [email protected], Director: Fr. James Gonsalves

    2. Jesu Ashram (Multi purpose), Address: Matigara, Postal Code No. 734010, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2580952, E-mail: [email protected], Director: Fr. Julius Kujur S.J.
  • Training centers: 3:
    1. Loyola training centre, Address: Shanti Sadan Gurung basty, Pradhan Nagar, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: (+35) 3-2512703, Director: Fr. Cherian Padiyara S.J.

    2. Our Lady of Lourdes grihini school, Address: Sahabad, Postal Code No. 734431, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Directress: Sr. Reperata SJC.

    3. Raphael Vocational school, Address: Mailanijote, Kamalabagan, Postal Code No. 734426, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India, Phone: 0353-2556440, Director: Fr. Felix A. Pinto

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible: Fr. Philip Xalxo S.J:
    Address: Catholic Church, Hatighisa, Postal Code No. 734429, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-6528261
  • Catechetics:
    Fr. Maurice D' Souza
    Address: Jisu Bhavan catholic centre, 2nd by lane, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Hakimpara, Siliguri, Postal Code No. 734001, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2520455
  • Communications:
    Fr. Dipak Beck
    Address: Bishop's house, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: 09434461184
  • Diocesan Consultors:
    Fathers Telesphore Toppo (Vicar General)
    Address: Peter Pappu S.J., Thomas Vayalil, Basil S. Pereira, Philip Xalxo S.J., Clement Tirkey
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue:
    Fr. Basil S. Pereira
    Address: Catholic Church, Chatterhat, Postal Code No. 734426, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2589077
  • Education:
    Fr. Felix A. Pinto
    Address: Raphael School, Mailanijote, Kamala Bagan, Postal Code No. 734426, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2556095
  • Evangelization & SCC:
    Fr. Gabriel Minj
    Address: Catholic Church, Marionbarie T.E, Sumilbarie, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-25722241
  • Finance Committee:
    Bishop Thomas D' Souza, Fathers Telesphore Toppo (V.G.), Dipak Clarence Beck, Thomas Vayalil
  • In-charge of seminarians & formation:
    Fr. James Gonsalves
    Address: Seva Kendra, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-251815
    Mobile: 09434887067
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Laity & Family:
    Fr. Telesphore Toppo
    Address: Catholic Church, Bhimbhar, Sahabad, Postal Code No. 734431, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: 09474036425
  • Liturgy:
    Fr. Edward Kerketta
    Address: Catholic Church, Titlidangi, Bidhan Nagar, Postal Code No. 734426, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2122883
  • Pontifical Societies:
    Fr. Felix A. Pinto
    Address: Raphael School, Mailanijote, Kamala Bagan, Postal Code No. 734426, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2556095
  • Priests:
    Fr. James Gonsalves (secretary
    Address: Seva Kendra, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri, Postal Code No.734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2518154
    Mobile: 09434887067
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Social Service:
    Fr. James Gonsalves
    Address: Seva Kendra, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: 0353-2518154
    Mobile: 09434887067
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Vocation Promotion:
    Fr. Yacub Kindo
    Address: Cathedral Church, Bagdogra, Postal Code No. 734014, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: 09434466517
  • Women:
    Sister Elizabeth FC
    Address: Our Lady of Good Counsel Convent, Gayaganga, Postal Code No. 734426, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: (+35) 3-2556458
  • Youth:
    Fr. Yacub Kindo, Cathedral Church, Bagdogra, Postal Code No. 734014, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: 09434466517

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Sabha in all parishes
  • Catholic Women
  • Diocesan Catholic Sabha (for laity)
  • Diocesan Pastoral Council
  • Eucharistic Crusade & Holy Childhood
  • Society of St Vincent de Paul
  • Youth Association

Social Communications

  • social communications commission:
    The diocese has a social communications commission and a public relations office.
    Father Dipak Beck
    Address: Bishop's house, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri, Postal Code No. 734003, Darjeeling Dist, W. Bengal, India
    Phone: 09434461184
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