DIOCESE OF VARANASI

Fullness in Truth

Ratsar



Deanery Ballia
Patron Saint St. Joseph, the Worker
Year of Establishment 1976
Parish Priest Fr. Anand Prakash
Asst. Parish Priest
Priests of the Parish
No. of Catholics 240
Address St. Joseph Church Ratsar P.O. Ballia, U.P. 277123 05498-256044
Religious Srs 04
About Till 1976, this was a sub-station of Birabhanti. In 1975, four Sisters of Society of Helpers of Mary started living in Gignhara village. It was asked to be looked after by the Norbertine fathers. In 1976, a plot of land was bought and Priest's House was built at Ratsar. Fr. Dinesh, O.Praem was appointed the first Priest Incharge. The Church was built at the time of Fr. Felix and Fr. Jerome. Sisters of the Society of the Helpers of Mary opened a Grihini School for the rural girls to teach them some daily life skills such as literacy, stitching, embroidery, pickle making and cooking. This training is for one year. Besides working for the Grihini, sisters are involved in the social, development and pastoral work.

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