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A short history: - In 1977 Fr. Thomas Vellapalli SVD established Khrist Jyoti Kendra; a mission pastoral centre for the Bible is training and othe catechetical training in view of faith formation. Prabhudasi Sisters of Ajmer were assisting him. By the year 1995 there were around 65 Catholic families settled in the vicinity of Meghnagar. It was only in the year 1996 that Meghnagar was established as a separate Parish with Fr. Joseph Jeerakathil as its first Parish Priest. Master Manual Ganawa was assisting Fr. Joseph in the catechetical work. The Parish was named as Khrist Jyoti Mandir. In the same year Fr. Joseph laid the foundation for an English Medium School. Initially the Benedictine Sisters were invited to work in the school. Later in the year 2008 Prabhudasi Sisters of Ajmer joined this parish for pastoral and educational apostolate. In the year 2010 Christ Jyoti Parish was renamed as St. Arnold Parish.


Patron Saint       :        St. Arnold Janssen

Parish Feast       :        15th January

Address              :         St. Arnold Church, Meghnagar

                                      Meghnagar PO. 457779,


Superior             :         Fr. Cajetan, SVD

Pastor                 :         Fr. Basil D’ SVD

Assistant            :         Fr. Andrew Lobu, SVD

RELIGIOUS        :         Society of the Divine Word (SVD)

                           :         Prabhudasi Sisters of Ajmer (PSA)

                           :         Congregation of Sisters of

                                     St. Joseph of Chambery

                           :         Don Bosco Secular Institute Sisters

INSTITUTIONS          Bishop's House

Diocesan Adm :        Fr. Peter Kharadi

Rector               :        Fr. Varghese K.C.

Diocesan Sac.  :        Fr. Sylvester Meda

Project Inch.    :        Fr. Kennedy  

                                   St. Arnold Sr. Sec. School

                                   (CBSE English Medium)

                                   Shruti Hostel, Antervelia

                                    Jeevan Jyoti Hospital

Director           :         Fr. Thomas PA

                                   Khrist Jyoti Kendra

                                   Pragati Sanstha-Social Works Centre

Director           :        Peter Katara

                                   Koinonia John the Baptist Community

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