Parish Details



Brief History: On request from a Youth group, fathers from Kathalcherra Parish used to visit Kanailalpara from 1992 on their way to Janthum, where a Catholic community was estab­lished in 1990. These youth met Bishop Denzil in 1994, and requested him to start a Parish in Kamaranga. So from 1994, the fathers from Ambassa visited the people in Kamaranga and offered Mass in the thatched village church. Meanwhile, Fr. Valentine, S.V.D. identified and bought about 25 acres of lands. On 24 February 1996, St. Raphael’s Parish was established as a Quasi-Parish by Bishop Lumen Monteiro and Fr. Cyprian, S.V.D. was appointed as the first Parochial Administrator. The people of the Parish belong to the Halam, Debbarma, and Reang tribes, and some migrant tribes like Munda, Uraon, and Kharia tribes who work in the tea gardens. In May 1999, the presbytery was blessed.

In one of the meetings, the villagers realized the poor condition of local Government school and decided to open a Bengali medium Coaching Hostel for the children. The villagers themselves put up the bamboo structure. The Hostel was opened in April 2000. Today the Catholic population is spread out in 20 villages in 9 substations.

In 2008, Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy came to Kamaranga. They are presently looking after the Girls’ Hostel and involved in the health ministry. 

Established                   : 1996
Patron                           : St. Raphael
Parish Priest                 : Fr. Arun minj, SVD
Asst.Priest                    : Fr. Amit Soreng SVD
Asst. Priest                    : Fr. Benjamin, SVD
Administrator                : Bro. Jacob, SVD

Substations of the Parish:

  1. Adarsh: St. Arnold, 2001
  2. Janthum: St. Francis Xavier, 1995
  3. Katalutma: St. Joseph Fernadmetz, 1998
  4. Mechuria- A: St. Paul, 2007
  5. Mechuria- B: St. John Paul II, 2014
  6. Panbua: St. Augustine, 2020
  7. Ramdulakpur: St. Arnold, 2005
  8. Satya Reang para: St. Arnold, 2008
  9. Srirampur: St. Mother Teresa, 2015

Boys' Hostel – 2000

Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy

Established             : 2008

Superior                  : Sr. Maria, S.J.A.

Address                  : Kanailalpara, Chankap P.O., Halahalli,

                                 Kamalpur, Dhalai Dist.,



St. Arnold School (English Medium)

Established             : February 2013

Principal                  : Fr. Amit Soreng, S.V.D.

Address                  : Kanailalpara, Chankap P.O., Halahalli,

                                 Kamalpur, Dhalai Dist.,

 Tripura- 799286.

Brief History: St. Arnold’s School, Kamranga was started on 9thJanuary 2013 during the time of Fr. Joachim Kullu, S.V.D. It is established and administered by S.V.D. India Guwahati Region. The institution is co-educational and the medium of instruction is English while Bengali is taught as a second language. St. Arnold School began with 9 students at the nursery level and was upgraded every year. Today we have 160 students from KG to Class VI.  Fr. Amit Soreng, the Principal of the School.