Catholic Church, Diphu
 
Catholic Church, Diphu was established in the year 1971. This parish was the result of the Vision and Mission of Rev. Fr. John Mariae. He, along with Fr. Cyriac Thundathil worked tirelessly to bring up this mission in this part of East Karbi Anglong. In this venture, they had undertaken facing at times the rough storms of life nevertheless loving and enduring the hardships for the people for whose sake they had sacrificed their everything. Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel joined the mission in the same year.
This was the second parish opened in Karbi Anglong. When Diphu Diocese was erected, it became the Cathedral Church of the diocese of Diphu.

Realizing the need of the time, Fr. John Mariae opened Don Bosco School at Diphu before the opening of the parish in the year 1969. The establishment of Don Bosco School boosted the developments of the area. Today Don Bosco Higher Secondary School at Diphu stands as an epitome of educational excellence. Hundreds of students have passed out of this great institution and are placed well in the society. Today the Diphu parish is blessed with over 2500 Catholics.

 
Names of the Villages & Units
No.
Name
Family
Distance
1.
Rongkhelan
20
1 Km
2.
Rongnihang
33
1 Km
3.
Phonglangso
16
1 Km
4.
Rongtharve
16
2 Kms
5.
Rongpangbong
48
2 Kms
6.
Rongkangjang
12
2 Kms
7.
Lorulangso
56
4 Kms
 
Villages
No.
Name
Family
Distance
01.
Langmili Terang arong
13
08 Kms
02.
Langmili Bey arong
13
09 Kms
03.
Serlongjon
10
02 Kms
04.
Hapjan Tisso arong
06
18 Kms
05.
Manja Hidim Terom
39
18 Kms
06.
Manja Garo I
20
19 Kms
07.
Manja Garo II
06
17 Kms
08.
Siloni, Longnit Garo
24
29 Kms
09.
Dilaji Garo
23
05 Kms
10.
Upper Dilaji Adivasi
40
13 Kms
11.
Bagmari Garo
41
10 Kms
12.
Nailalung Garo
40
20  Kms
13.
4th & 5th Mils Garo & Adivasi
30
03Kms
14.
Upper Longnit Garo
16
27 Kms
15.
Moldam Garo
04
10 Kms
Parish Priest
Assistant
Parish Priest
 
Parish Priests
01.
Fr. John Mariae

1971 – 1980

02.
Fr. Cyriac Thundathil

1980 – 1988

03.
Fr. Zachary Mundekthara
1988 – 1992
04.
Fr. John Mariae

1992 – 1996

05.
Fr. Thomas Mangalassery
1996 – 2002
06.
Fr. Mathew Thomas
2002 – 2008
07.
Fr. John Timung
2008 -        
 
Assistant Priests
01.
Fr. Cyriac Thundathil

1972 – 1973

02.
Fr. Joseph 

1973 – 1976

03.
Fr. Sebastian Marangattu
1976 – 1983
04.
Fr. Zachary Mundekthara

1983 – 1986

05.
Fr. Shajan Chemmacheril
1990 – 1991
06.
Fr. Johnson Chemmacheril
1992 – 1996
07.
Fr. Augustus Barla
2000 -2001
08.
Fr. Tobias Barwa
2002 – 2005
09.
Fr. Saji Luckose
2005 – 2008
10.
Fr. John Palathinkal
2008 - 2009
11.
Fr. Sojan Karakunneth
2009 - 2011
12
Fr Nelson Teron
2011 -
 
Mass Timings:
 
Sunday:
7.00 Am Hindi
8-30 Am Karbi
Weekdays:
6.00 Am Karbi, Hindi and English
 
Address :
 

Catholic Church
P.B. No. 24
Diphu P.O.
Karbi Anglong
Assam – 782 460
Phone- 03671-272386

Diphu Diocese, Copyright@2008
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