Pakaripath Parish

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☇ Pakaripath Parish

Pakaripath falls under the Palamu district which is situated high up on the hills in the south east region Chhechhari Valley. It is approximately about 30 km east of Mahuadanr.

12 Catholic villages namely; Pakaripath, Hadibair, Kerakhair, Arahans, Maile, Chapipath, Husumbu, jokhipokhar, Chormana, Horheng, Aigu, Sidhwatoli were under the Dumberpath parish of Gumla Diocese. In the year 1995 Gumla diocese handed over these villages to Daltonganj diocese and a new mission came to exist. Fr. Francis Xavier was the first parish priest for this newly formed parish and with the advice and guidance of others and centrality of the location, Pakaripath was chosen as a parish place. He looked after the area as a vaster from Mahuadanr. In 1997 he shifted to Pakaripath and built a small residence. The sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes came to Pakaripath in Oct 1998 began the pastoral, social and catechetical works. They began a small dispensary to extent their medical services to the nearby villages. And in 1998 a multipurpose hall was built and a play school began in January 1999.

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