Fullness in Truth


Deanery Ballia
Patron Saint Our Lady of Fatima
Year of Establishment 1947
Parish Priest Fr. Telesphore Kerketta
Asst. Parish Priest Fr. Akashdeep
Priests of the Parish Fr. Felix Raj
No. of Catholics 2997
Address Fatima Church Fatima Nagar, Birabhanti P.O. Ratasi, Ballia Dt. U.P. 221709 9415371586
Religious Srs 03
About For a long time Birabhanti was a sub-station of Francispur. Franciscan Missionary Brothers were the pioneers of this Parish. For many years they served the people around, many of whom accepted the faith. The name of Fr. Laurent, OFM. Cap., will always be remembered for his dedicated service in this Parish. The Church was blessed on October 6,1968. Sisters of Apostolic Carmel opened a convent in 1971. They are fully involved in the catechetical and evangelization and educational work in the mission. The girls boarding serves with a great encouragement for village girls to be regular to school where girls' education was being greatly neglected. The Maids of the Poor sisters were engaged in medical ministry till September 2008. There is a boarding house for boys and another for girls. The boarding house does a great service by admitting Catholics, specially girls to encourage them for study and empower them for a brighter future.