Parish Details



Brief History:

The Jesuits started their mission in Kailashahar by the instruction of Bishop. Lumen Monteiro CSC on 12th August 2018. Frs. Babu Paul SJ and James Robert Morais SJ pitched their tent at Jamtailibari, a Christian village and took care of the pastoral needs of the faithful belonging to the St. Paul’s Parish, Kumarghat under the direction of the parish priest. A Nursery school, remedial education center and soft skill training were started in the same year. In 15th August 2020, Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy joined the mission and started a healthcare centre and also involved in pastoral and educational activities. By the grace of God Bishop. Lumen Monteiro CSC bifurcated Kumarghat parish and created the new parish of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Kailashahar on 21st March 2021. Fr. James Robert Morais SJ was appointed as its first parish priest. The new parish consists of six mondolis of which five belonged to Kumarghat parish. The faithful belong to different tribes. So this parish has two Halam, two Khasi, one Garo and one Munda mondolis to it. Now Xavier Institute for Development education (Social Centre), St. Xavier’s Nursery School Jamtailibari and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre are working under this Parish. Total of Three Priests and five sisters are working. St. Xavier’s English Medium school was opened at Bhagabannagar at near Kailshahar on 18th April 2022. Fr. Joseph Pulickal was the first principal.

Established                       : 21-03-2021
Parochial Administrator   : Fr. James Robert Morais, SJ
Administrator:                       Fr. T.V. George, SJ
Address                             : XIDE, Jamtolibari P O
                                             Kailashahar, Unakoti Dist.
                                            Tripura – 799277

Substations of the Parish:

  1. Jamtoli: St. Thomas Chapel, 1992
  2. Burshi: St. Andre Chapel, 2017
  3. Kathalbari: St. John Chapel, 2001
  4. Khasia Basti: St. Thomas Chapel, 2013


  • St. Xavier School, Kailashahar (2022)
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy (2020)