Parish Details



Established             : 1989
Patron                     : Mother Mary
Parish Priest           : Fr. Thomas Pereira, C.S.C.
Asst. Priest             : Fr. Renju George, C.S.C.
Address St. Mary's Church 
Via Shantir Bazar, 
Purbo Manu P.O., 
South Tripura - 799 144 
Telephone (03823) 202567

Brief History: In 1985, Fr. Jose Sarpathil, C.S.C., who was the Parish Priest in Mariamnagar was asked by Bishop Menamparampil, S.D.B. to meet Mr. Victor Reang, in connection with getting baptized. Fr. Adaikalasamy, C.S.C., the then Assistant Parish Priest at Mariamnagar paid a visit to Kathalia village and Tuikarmaw English Medium School, which was started in 1982. With the consent of the then Bishop of Silchar, the Fathers decided to help from outside. Mr. Thanda Francis Uchoi was appointed as a Teacher. From 1985, Fr. Jose along with Bro. Chacko Kannikkatta C.S.C., began staying in Tuikarmaw. In 1987, the Fathers took over the management of the School and Boarding. In 1985, ten people were baptized under Mariamnagar Parish.In 1986, the Fathers started a Dispensary. In April 1988, the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians arrived in Tuikarmaw. In April 1989, St. Mary’s Parish was established. Fr. Jose Sarpathil, C.S.C., was appointed as the first Parish Priest. There are 19 villages under the Parish belonging to Reang, Garo, Jamatia, Tripuri, Debbarma, and Noatia tribes.

The M.S.M.H.C. Sisters left the parish in 2009, and Sisters of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament joined the Parish, thus making their pioneering presence in the Diocese in 2011. Today, the S.A.B.S. Sisters are responsible for the Girls Hostel, the High School and Health Centre.


  • Holy Cross Higher Sec. School

    Established             : 1987

    Principal                  : Fr. Renju George, C.S.C.

    Address                  : Holy Cross High School,

                                     Via - ShantirBazar, Purbo Manu P.O.,

    Tuikarmaw, South Tripura - 799 144.

    Brief History: The School was started by the United Pentecostal Church in 1982. Since they could not manage, they approached Holy Cross Fathers at Mariannagar. In 1987, Holy Cross Fathers took the entire management of the School. Fr. Jose Sarpathil C.S.C. was in charge. In 1988, M.S.M.H.C. Sisters joined the mission.  The School was raised to the Secondary level in 1997 and then, in 2018 it became a Higher Secondary School.

    i) Holy Cross Boys' Hostel - 1986 
    ii) Holy Cross Girls' Hostel - 1988 
    iii)St. Mary's Dispensary – 1988
  • Holy Spirit Sisters, Belonia

    Established             : 2010

    Superior                  : Sr. Sabina Daniel, S.Sp.S.

    Address                  : Holy Spirit Convent, Satmura,

     Kalibari P. O, Belonia,

     South Tripura – 799 155.

  • Holy Spirit School, Belonia

    Established             : 2010

    Principal                 : Sr. Jeevan Lata Xess, S.Sp.S.

    Address                  : Holy Spirit School,

                                     Satmura, Kalibari P. O., Belonia,

                                     South Tripura – 799 155.

    Brief History:

    In 2009, Mr. Badal Chowdhury, Honourable Minster of Finance and P.W.D. expressed his desire to open an English medium School in his constituency, Belonia. This offer was directed to the S.Sp.S. Sisters. Sr. Bernedetta, the Regional Superior discussed with Bishop Lumen and the Bishop gave his assent. The first community was set up at the Police Quarters at Satmura. Later, a land was purchased at Sukanta Nagar in 2010 and HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL was inaugurated with Sr. Rini Jose, S.Sp.S. as the first Principal. The school was shifted to the present site in 2014. In 2017, the school was affiliated to C.B.S.E. In 2021, Holy Spirit School was upgraded to Higher Secondary level with science as the main stream.

  • S.A.B.S. Convent

    Headmistress          : Sr. Bency Thannikkottu, S.A.B.S.

    Address                  : S.A.B.S Convent

                                     Via – Santir Bazar, Purbo Manu P.O.,

                                     Tuikarmaw, South Tripura – 799 144

  • Holy Cross High School, Lokicherra

    Established             : 1998

    Principal                  : Sr. Augustine, U.F.S.

    Address                  :  Holy Cross High School, Lukhu P.O.,

      Laxmicherra, Baikhora South,

                                      Santir Bazar – 799144, South Tripura.


    Brief History: Holy Cross High School, Lukhu was established on 20th March 1998 by Mokrioh Society headed by Mr. Kanulal Reang. But due to poor infrastructure and lack of funds the Society could not manage. It was at this juncture, that Fr Abraham KJ, C.S.C., the Provincial of Holy Cross Fathers approached the Ursuline Franciscan Sisters (U.F.C.) of North-East Province. At his request, they took up the challenge and accepted the offer. On 6th July 2015, Holy Cross Junior Basic School was handed over to the U.F.S. Sisters with 203 students on the rolls. Sr. Jessy D’Cunha was appointed as the first Principal. Construction work started and on 11th March 2019, the New School Building was blessed by Bishop Lumen Monteiro, C.S.C., and was inaugurated by Mr. Mevar Kumar Jamatia (Tribal Welfare Minister).  In February 2020, the School was up-graded into High School.


  • St. Joseph Convent, Ichachara

    Established             : 2020

    Superior                  : Sr. Lema Rose, S.A.B.S.

    Address                  : St. Joseph Convent,

                                     Ichachara, Perettia,

                                     Udaipur, Gomati Dt., Tripura - 799 013