Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Jowai

Diocese of Jowai

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Rite: Latin
Region : North Eastern
Patron: St. Theresa of Lisieux
Founded: 28 January 2006
Province: Shillong
Status: Diocese
Total area: 3, 819 Sq.km
Total Population : 379,294
Catholics Total: 78,139
Diocesan Priests: 13
Religious Priests: 16
Religious Sisters: 0
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh
BISHOP OF JOWAI
Personal Details
Born:14-Jan-1956
Priestly Ordination:25-Jan-1987
Episcopal Ordination:2-Apr-2006
Period: 2006-

Tel(P): 09479029177, 09098588887
Email(P): lyngdohsad@gmail.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Jowai Lumbihsyntu, Mihmyntdu, West Jaintia Hills Dist., Meghalaya - 793 150
Tel(O): 03652-22 18 58
Email : jowaidiocese@gmail.com

Diocese of Jowai at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 12Retreat Centres: 0
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 0
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 0Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 02
Orphanages : 0Homes for Aged & Destitute : 0
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 0
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 0
Social Centres : 01HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 0Degree Colleges: 0
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 0
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 03High Schools : 03
Upper Primary Schools: 02Lower Primary Schools:01
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :0Presses & Media Centres : 01

History

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jowai  is a diocese located in the city of Jowai in the Ecclesiastical province of Shillong in India. In a land area of 3, 819 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the district of Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya.

The Diocese of Jowai was erected on January 28, 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI, and Father Vincent Kympat was appointed its first bishop. He was ordained on April 2, 2006 by the Apostolic Nuncio to India, Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana.

As of December 31, 2008, Jowai diocese had 72,000 baptized Catholics, representing 26 percent of all 295,229 people in the territory. The diocese had 12 parishes and 20 mission stations. The diocese recorded 600 baptisms in 2008.

Former Bishops

NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Vincent KympatBishop2006-2011
Rev. Msgr. Hilarius LamareDiocesan Administrator -