DIOCESE OF VARANASI

Fullness in Truth

Tajopur



Deanery Ballia
Patron Saint St. Francis of Assisi
Year of Establishment 1988
Parish Priest Fr. Julian Fernando
Asst. Parish Priest Fr. J. Christu Raj
Priests of the Parish Fr. Arulanand
No. of Catholics 73
Address St. Francis of Assisi Church Shanti Niwas Tajopur P.O. Mau Dt. U.P. 275101 0547-2860096
Religious Srs 10
About Tajopur was a sub-station which was looked after from Indara and Mau. From 1978, brothers from Jhansi lived here. When they withdrew in 1988, Fr. Joseph Pereira was appointed as the first Parish Priest. Ursuline Franciscan Sisters (UFS) who had opened their house at Mau in 1980 shifted their house to Tajopur on February 23, 1990, when the school got its new building. Tajopur started to grow once again when Fr. Donatus Martis took up the station with new dynamism. He started with Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programme for the Hearing impaired people. In the beginning he started with awareness programme towards hearing impaired children. Then he opened centres in different villages. When it was felt that there were a sufficient number of children for an independent school, he opened a school for the hearing impaired "Amar Vani". The number of catholic community is also growing with a steady progress. The new church was blessed on November 23, 2007 by Bishop Raphy Manjaly. Sisters of Our Lady of Providence were invited to be the collaborators in the new mission of looking after the hearing impaired children both boys and girls. Priest's residence was given to the sisters as convent. Now the OLP sisters teach in the school for the hearing impaired and also work in the CBR programme of the station.

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