Parish Details



 Brief History: Kathalcherra village was originally under Kumarghat Parish. In 1983, Fr. Hormis, C.S.C. started a School for 30 children from K.G. to Class II. In October 1985, after Fr. Lourthusamy’s arrival, the Fathers bought the land with a small bamboo house and Frs. Hormis and Lourthusamy started residing in the village. In 1986, a Dispensary and a Hostel were started with 30 students. In 1987, St. Peter's Parish was established with Fr. Hormis John as its first Parish Priest. Fr. Joseph Kunnath became the Principal of the School.In 2009, St. Peter’s Parish was rechristened as Good Shepherd Parish. At present, there are Catholics from 14 villages belonging to the tribes of Darlong, Garo, Halam, Reang, Debbarma, Chakma, Tripuri, and Adivasis. There are 2 Hostels for Boys and Girls. The School has classes from Nursery to Class XII.

In 2006, Fr. Mathew Ullattil C.S.C., bought a land in Chailengta for a School. In November 2014 it was shifted to the present place.  (This Centre became a Parish in 2021.)

In Dumacherra, the villagers started a School in 1996. After 18 years the villagers requested the Holy Cross to take over the school completely.  So, in 2014, the Holy Cross Fathers took charge and Fr. Jerome Chorei C.S.C. was its first Principal.

Established: 1987 
Patron: Good Shepherd 
Parish Priest: Fr. C. Abraham, CSC 
Asst. Priest: Fr. C. V. Jose, CSC 
Asst. Priest: Fr. Davis Konuran, CSC 
Address: Good Shepherd Church 
Via Kanchanbari 
Nepaltilla P.O. Dhalai District 
Tripura - 799 288 
Telephone (03824) 263275


Brief History: Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Kathlacherra has its origins with Fr. Thomas Thengumpally, C.S.C., who had founded the old Kathalcherra Bengali Medium School. The School and Bethany Convent were inaugurated by Bishop Denzil D’Souza on 3rd July 1983 with just 30 students from Class KG to Class II. Three years later on 9thSeptember 1986, the new Holy Cross School building was blessed. Later on 16th April 2008 another two storied building was added.  Simultaneously, new Hostels for Boys and Girls were constructed separately. 

Today, Holy Cross School, Kathalcherra has also given wings to two other Schools, namely, Holy Cross Primary School Dhumacherra and Holy Cross School Chailengta.  The School at Kathalcherra is a Higher Secondary School recognized by the T.B.S.E. Board. 

  • Holy Cross High School -1983
    i) Holy Cross Boys' Hostel - 1986
  • Bethany Convent 
    i) Holy Cross Girls' Hostel - 1986 
    ii)Holy Cross Dispensary - 1986