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Baijalbari Parish Day - 9 October 2022

Baijalbari Parish Day - 9 October 2022

Baijalbari Parish, under the pastoral care of Fr Paul Panachickal SDB,  celebrated joyfully the Parish Day on 9 October 2022. Rev Lumen Monteiro the Bishop of Agartala presided over the Solemn Eucharist in which he conferred the sacraments of Confirmation and the First Holy communion to the prepared candidates. Bishop also laid the foundation stone for new Parish Church on the same day. The presence of priests, Religious, and the lay faithful added solemnity to the day. 

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The beginning of the Catholic faith in Tripura dates back many centuries. Fr. Ignatius Gomes, a Jesuit priest made the first reference to the Christians of Mariamnagar in Agartala when he visited them in 1683. Fr. P. Barbe, the Pastor of Chittagong, visited Tripura in 1843. Holy Cross pioneering missionaries Fr. Louis Augustine Verite and Fr. Beboit Adolphe Mercier visited Agartala in 1856 and .... Read More »

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