Ecclesiastical Details

Archdiocese of Shillong
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 1,078,026
 
Status:
Archdiocese
Catholics: 268370
 
Founded:
13 December 1889
Diocesan Priests: 62
  Total area:
4903 Sq.kms.
Religious Priests: 174
 
Province:
Shillong
Religious Sisters: 291
 
Region:
North Eastern
Seminarians: 6
  Patron:
Mary Help of Christians
  Languages: Assamese English Garo Hindi Karbi Khasi NepaliTiwa
  Civil States:

Meghalaya: East Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi

Contact Archdiocese of Shillong:
Archbishop's House Shillong - 793 003. MEGHALAYA.
Telephone 1:
0364-22 23 355 / 22 21 818
Fax:
22 21 818
 
E-Mail Office:
archbpdj@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Dominic Jala SDB, Archbishops of Shillong
Name:
Most Rev. Dominic Jala SDB
Designation:
Archbishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0364-25 01 756
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Archdiocese of Shillong
 
Pilgrim Centres in theArchdiocese of Shillong
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
33
 
Hospitals:
1
   
Degree Colleges:
6
Major Seminaries:
3
 
Orphanages:
4
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
4
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
75
Monastries:
2
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
481
Convents:
58
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
1
Formation Houses:
38
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
15
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
1
   
Higher Secondary :
33
       
Boarding Houses:
35
   
Upper Primary Schools:
171
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
481
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Archdiocese of Shillong
 
In 1889 the Prefecture Apostolic of Assam was created with headquarters at Shillong and was entrusted to the German Salvatorian Fathers. With the outbreak of World War I the German Salvatorian Fathers were forced to return to their country and the Jesuits of Calcutta looked after Assam till it was entrusted to the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1921.

In 1934 the Diocese of Shillong was erected and Bp Louis Mathias sdb was appointed as its First Bishop. Following his transfer to Madras. Bishop Stephen Ferrando sdb of Krishnagar diocese was transferred to Shillong as its second bishop in 1935.

In 1951 the Diocese of Shillong was bifurcated and the Diocese of Dibrugarh was created. In 1964 the Diocese of Shillong was once again divided and a new Diocese of Tezpur was created. In 1969 Shillong diocese was raised to the status of a Metropolitan See and a new Ecclesiastical Province of Shillong - Guwahati was created and Abp Hubert D'Rosario sdb was transferred from Dibrugarh to Shillong as its First Archbishop. The Archdiocese of Shillong - Guwahati was divided again in 1973 to form the Diocese of Tura. The next division of Shillong - Guwahati archdiocese was for creation of Diphu Diocese in 1983. On September 23 1990 Bp Tarcisius Testo Phanrang was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Shillong Guwahati. Further bifurcation of Shillong - Guwahati Archdiocese was made in 1992 with the creation of Guwahati Diocese.

Abp Hubert D'Rosario sdb went to his eternal reward on August 30 1994. On August 1 1995 Bp Tarcisius Resto Phanrang was appointed Archbishop of Shillong.?
At present Shillong Archdiocese comprises the following districts of Meghalaya: East Khasi Hills West Khasi Hills Ri Bhoi and Jaintia Hills.
Prelates of the Archdiocese of Shillong
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Tarcisius Resto Phanrang 1995 - 1999 Aux Tarcisius Resto Phanrang 1990-1995
Bp. A Hubert D'Rosario 1969 - 1994 Bp. Stephen Ferrando 1935 - 1969
Bp. Louis Mathias 1922 - 1935