Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Jowai
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 379,294
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 78139
 
Founded:
28-Jan-06
Diocesan Priests: 13
  Total area:
3765 Sq km
Religious Priests: 16
 
Province:
Shillong
Religious Sisters:
 
Region:
North Eastern
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Theresa of Lisieux
  Languages: Khasi Pnar War
  Civil States:

Meghalaya: Jaintia Hills East Jaintia Hills (Khliehriat)

Contact Diocese of Jowai:
Bishop's HouseLumbihsyntu (4 MER).Jaintia Hills District 793 150 MEGHALAYA
Telephone 1:
03652-22 18 58 /
Fax:
 
E-Mail Office:
jowaidiocese@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh, Bishops of Jowai
Name:
Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P):
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Jowai
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Jowai
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
12
 
Hospitals:
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
3
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
1
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
2
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
3
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
2
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Jowai
 
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jowai ?is a diocese located in the city of Jowai in the Ecclesiastical province of Shillong in India. In a land area of 3 819 square kilometers the diocesan territory covers the district of Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya.

The Diocese of Jowai was erected on January 28 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI and Father Vincent Kympat was appointed its first bishop. He was ordained on April 2 2006 by the Apostolic Nuncio to India Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana.

As of December 31 2008 Jowai diocese had 72000 baptized Catholics representing 26 percent of all 295229 people in the territory. The diocese had 12 parishes and 20 mission stations. The diocese recorded 600 baptisms in 2008.
Prelates of the Diocese of Jowai
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Vincent Kympat 2006 - 2011