PRESENCES IN ASSAM

History

Amguri is a small township in the Sibsagar district of Assam. The people of Amguri used to send their children to Don Bosco School, Tuli. The fathers from Tuli used to come down to Amguri to celebrate Eucharist in the Tea garden villages. Having sent their children to Don Bosco, and seen the father’s minister to the Catholics, the people were eager to have a school at Amguri. In 1983 Bishop Thomas Menamparampil of Dibrugarh requested Fr. Matthew Pulingathil, the then Provincial of Dimapur, to open a centre at Amguri. On 9th November 1983, Fr. Leo Tirkey was asked to start the Amguri mission. Don Bosco School was begun in May 1985 with admissions to nursery and Kindergarten.

Sacred Heart Parish Amguri was established on 25th August 1996, with Fr. Palathinkal Kuriakose as the first Parish Priest. The majority of the parishioners are adivasis who work in the tea garden.

Today

In 2007 there are 657 students and 17 teachers in Don Bosco School Amguri. The parish has seven villages in its jurisdiction. The centre also promotes social development by way of establishing the self-help groups and training programmes for people. There are 14 self-help groups functioning in different villages. These groups are being helped by AIDA.

Activities

Parish,Pastoral Work and Evangelization, Village Masses, Village Visits, Youth Groups, High School.

Address

Don Bosco School
Amguri P.O.
Sivasagar Dt. – 785 680
Assam

Phone

(03772) 291802 / 253559

E-mail

tpsamguri@sancharnet.in

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