DIOCESE OF VARANASI

Fullness in Truth

Majhgain



Deanery Varanasi
Patron Saint Our Lady of Fatima
Year of Establishment 1976
Parish Priest Fr. Robert D'Costa
Asst. Parish Priest
Priests of the Parish
No. of Catholics 15
Address O.L. of Fatima Church Sevasadan Ashram Majhgain P.O. (Via) Naugarh Chandauli Dist. U.P. 232111 9451947928
Religious Srs 05
About On January 7, 1957 Capuchin Fathers had reached Chakia, the neighbourhood of Naugarh. Fr. Cyriac Kuruvilla was appointed in 1971 to open a mission station in Chakia area. He selected Majhgain. Fr. Francis Machado built the Presbytery, Sisters' Convent and the Dispensary. The FMM Sisters arrived here on February 8, 1974 and began the ministry. The Primary School was started by Fr. Mathew Kanicheril in 1981. Fr. Joy Muriankary put up the school building in 1985. Fr. Thomas N.J. did his share of getting recognition for primary school and the electrification of the village. Fr. William did a greater part of upgrading the school and benefiting from government facilities when special favours were offered for female literacy. Female literacy being as low as 5.65% in Naugarh Block. The School was upgraded to Junior High School in 1991 by Fr. William and then to High School in 1998 a Junior High School for girls was started in 1991 by Fr. William. In 1996 this school was upgraded to High School.

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