Parish Details



Brief History: It was Bishop Lumen’s desire from the beginning of the new Diocese to have a Parish in the town. So, he purchased a place adjacent to the Bishop’s House and established St. Joseph Parish on 24th December 1999. Fr. Hormis John, C.S.C. was appointed as the first Parish Priest. Until this time, the faithful used to gather for liturgical services at M.C. Sisters Chapel in Agartala and Bethany Sister’s Chapel at Durjoynagar. 

In 2012, Don Bosco Parish was carved out from the St. Joseph Parish.

In 2014 the Parish was declared as the Cathedral Parish and re-named as St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, the Patron Saint of the Diocese. The Cathedral Church was blessed on 23 April 2017 and after some modifications, it was rededicated on 1st February 2021.  St. Francis Xavier is a City Parish and comprises of Catholics who come from different parts of Tripura and other parts of India. The local tribal communities who speak Kokborok comprise half the number of the parishioners.

Established : 11th Sep, 2015 

Patron: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral 

Pro Vicar: Fr. Bosco Lathees
Asst. Priest: Fr. S. George
Address: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral 
Durjoynagar, P.O. 
Airport Road, Agartala, 
West Tripura. 799009


  • Holy Cross Provincial House, Agartala
  • Holy Cross Fathers, Agartala 
    (Moreau Community House)
  • Holy Cross School, Agartala
  • Holy Cross College, Agartala
  • Holy Cross Study House 
    i) Holy Cross Boys' Hostel 
    ii)Holy Cross Girls' Hostel
  • Holy Cross Convent, Agartala
  • Holy Cross Convent, Damdamia
  • Association for Social and Human Advancement (ASHA)
  • Brief History: The Society of the Fathers of Holy Cross has been involved in formal and non-formal education along with the social service, aimed at socio-economic and human development in North-East India since 1937.

    To enhance the non-formal education and development works in this sphere, Association for Social and Human Advancement (ASHA) was established and registered as a Social Service Society in the year 1999 (Regd. No. 3282/99).

    Thus, ASHA is the official development wing of the Society of the Fathers of Holy Cross, Northeast India. ASHA strives to serve the people of Northeast India particularly in the States of Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal and Mizoram through 18 Centres.

  • Sacred Heart Study House, Lembucherra
  • Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, Agartala
  • Oisho Bani Niketan, Agartala
  • Fatima Bhavan & Fatima Convent School, Damdamia
  • Brief History: Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima, Northeast Region has been working in Agartala from the year 2000 and initially they were staying at Church campus, Durjoynagar and worked at Holy Cross School for ten years. They slowly moved to Damdamia, where they purchased a plot of land in the year 2006 and began tailoring classes for the nearby dropout girl students. Later realizing the need to have a school for the nearby students with the permission of Bishop Lumen Monteiro CSC DD, the Sisters began the Nursery and KG classes in a makeshift room in the year 2010 with Sr. Monica Mammotil as the first Headmistress. With the slow and steady growth of the school now the School has reached up to class ten with first batch of students appeared in the year 2021 -2022. The school is affiliated to TBSE Board of Education Tripura. The School also has a hostel attached for the girl students