Archdiocese Chahigi Directory



 

THE  ARCHDIOCESE  OF  IMPHAL  AT  A  GLANCE

Lingkhatpa Numit :                   :21 April, 1980

Patron Saint                             :St. Joseph

Area                                         :22, 327 sq. km.

District Mayam                         :16

Total Population                       :2.85 Million

Catholics                                  :96,110

Languages                               :35 mathak

Jatising                                     :(Anal, English, Hmar, Kharam, Kom, Mao, Manipuri, Maram, Maring, Mayon,  Mizo, Monsang, Paite, Poumai, Rongmei,

                                                   Tangkhul, Thadou, Zou, etc.)

Dharmasing                              :Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, etc.

Parishes                                   :44

Mission Centres                       :5

Diocesan Prohitsing                 :104

Religious Prohitsing                 :49

Religious Sisters                      :309

Touring Catechists                   :56

Local Catechists                      :444

Major Seminarians                  :36 (D)

Minor Seminarians                  :32 (D)

Formation Houses                   :2

Convents                                 :68

Hospitals                                 :1

Dispensaries                           :13

Rehabilitation Centre              :4

Grehini Centre                        :2

Students’ Hostels                   :47 for boys; 49 for girls

Mahei Loisang (College)        :3

Mahei Loisang (Hr. Sec. School)      :  11

Mahei Loisang (High School)           : 41

Mahei Loisang (Junior School)        : 14

Katholic Mahei Loisangda Tamba Shatrasing: 64,448 (approximately)

Mahei Loisang (Technical School)   :  1

Diocesan Bi-monthly           :  Catholic Manipur

 



Archdiocese Hourakpagi Pural 

Manipurgi akoibalam dharmagidadi Archdiocese of Imphalgi makhada poli. Awangda Nagaland state lei, Maningda Assam lei, khada Mizoram amasung Myanmar lei, Mamangda Myanmar amuk lei. Archdiocese of Imphalgi maramda makhatana khangge hairadi Manipurgi political history hanna khangpham thok-ee. 


Political History

Manipur asi Indiagi manungda hanna chenlamde. Manipurgi ningthouna purammi. Ingsok 1891da British sarkargi makhada pukhatlammi. The Manipur Constitution Act, 1947na democratic form of governmentgi makhada pukhatpire Manipurgi Maharajana Executive makok oiraga. Legislative Assembly asi October 1949 da dissolution tourammi. Manipur Bharat Indiagi manungda chenkhre. 

Chief Commissioner’s Province oina leirammi. Matam khara leire hairaga Part “C” State under the Indian Constitution with effect from 26th January 1950da Indiagi state ama oire. 1951da advisorygi popular government lingkhatlammi. 1957da Territorial Council of 30 elected amadi 2 nominated membersna mahut sillammi. 1963da, legislative assembly of 30 elected  and 3 nominated members houdoklammi. The status of the Administrator was raised from that of a Chief Commissioner to that of a Lieutenant Governor  in December, 1969. Manipur asi Union Territory status/fibamda 1956dagina 1972faoba leirammi. 1972da Manipur Independent statehood fangkhi. 1992da meiteilon National Language ama oire.


Church History

Ingshok 1908da American Baptist William Pettigrewgi makhada Manipurda laklammi. Manipurgi Maharajana missionary makhoibu chingmi khristan changhannanaba chingda thakhi. Maharajana Meiteisinggi marakta Khristan dharma sendoknanaba yakhide.  Ahaanba Katholic Missionarygi ming, Rev.Fr.Angsgar Koenigsbaver SDSni. Mahak Germanydagini, Salvatorian kouba societydagi missionary amani Assam Missiondagi oirammi. Ingshok 1912da laklammi mahakna. Mahakna ahanba mi 19 baptism piraga Katholic singlup lingkhat khi. Manipurgi Maharajana Fr. Angsgarbu Katholic Mission Mahei Loisang Imphalda lingkhatpagi ayaba pirammi, athingba amatta leite haina tambirammi. 

Chahi 30 mukki tungda Salesian missionary ani laklammi 1948ta. Makhoi ming oina panjarabada Fr.O.Marengo, SDB, amadi Fr.Attilio Colussi SDB makhoi anini. Maharajabu oonarabada Maharajana haikhi, "You (missionaries) are welcome to Manipur. I am a former pupil of St.Edmund’s School, Shillong” (Missionarie nakhoibu Manipurda taramna okchari. Eihaksu St. Edmund, Shillonggi shatra oirammi). Manipur changnanabagi ayabadu piraga Manipurgi chingda chingmikhoibu oonanaba thakhi. Missionary singna ehanhanbada Ukhrulda changkhi. 

Dibrugarhgi diocese chahi 1951da  lingkhatlammi. Bishop O.Marengo SDB Dibrugarh Diocesegi ahanba bishop oirammi. Adudagi dharma sendokpa marangkaina houdoklammi.  Manipur asi Dibrugarh Diocesegi makhada pollammi. Asina maram oiduna Bishop Marengo toina Manipurda laklammi. Manipurda Khristan changba kangbuna Bishop Marengobu cooperation fajana pirammi.

Hungpungdagi Mr.Dominic Shomina ahanba Katholic Singlup mahakki khunggangda houdokkhi. Mahak St.Anthony’s School,  Shillongda lairik tamlammi. Mahakki marup Mr.George Hongreisu Mr. Dominic Shomiga yaona Katholic singlup changlammi. Mr. George Hongrei Don Bosco mahei loisang, Guwahatida lairik tamlammi.  Ing shok 1952da Ukhrul Hungpunggi singlupna Fr.Marocchino, Kohima Hospitalgi chaplainbu Ukhrulda laknanaba barton pikhi. Mr Shomi Dominic na mahakki khunja mi 350 Katholic Churchgi maramda takpi tambirammi. Makhoina Fr. Marocchinobu baptism pinanaba koukhi. Fr.Marocchino na Katholic Churchgi maramda takpiramle hairaga baptism louhanduna mi 350bu tang 11th February 1952 numitta okpirammi. Bishop Orestes Marengo SDBna Rev.Fr.A.Ravalico SDBbu Father-in-charge Manipur Missiongidamak appointment pirammi. 

Imphalgi M.G. Avenue da lam macha yumga yaoraga missionary singna leirammi Rev. Fr. Ravalicona Februarygi  tang 11, 1956da. Asigi lam macha asi Mr. Pallit gini. Matam aduda Mr. Pallit Imphalgi SP oirammi. Lam amadi yum macha asi leikhraba tungda 'NIRMALABAS' (House of Immaculate) haina ming thollammi. Mamangdadi yum macha asi 'Pallit Bhavan' kourammi. 

Dibrugarh Assam yamna lappi. 'Resident Priests' evangelizationgidamak leitabayade Manipurda haibagi Nirmalabasgi lam macha asi leirambani. Rev. Fr. Peter Bianchi SDB amasung Rev. Fr, Ravalico SDB makhoi ani asi ahanba resident prohit oinanabagidamak 6th March 1956 tharammi. Prohit ani asina Nirmalabasda leiba hourammi. Nirmalabasdagi atei atei lamdamda Katholic Laisang asi houdoknanaba thabak mayam paikhatlammi. Tha animukgi changda makhoi anina yum ama bharada louramlaga leirammi. 9th May 1956da Nirmalabas-Immaculate Mission Centre' asi officially shang karammi Bishop O'Marengo SDBna blessing/bor pirammaga. Shang kaba numitta Manipur Akoibada leiba Katholic onkhraba mi masing 300 muk shang kananabagidamak tinnarammi.  

Chahi amamuk leiraga 1957da, Rev.Fr.Felix SDB, amadi Rev. Fr. George Venturoli SDB, makhoi anini Imphal taana laklammi leiriba prohit aniga leiminnanaba, Manipurgi mission hannadagi henna paikhatnanaba. Asum touna Manipurgi mission yamna pikcharasu chetna paikhatlammi mission prohit mi marina. 

Amuk chahi amagi chang leiraga ingshok 1958 ADda ahanba diocesan prohit ama, ming oina panjarabada Rev.Fr.Joseph Kachiramattam Imphalda thunglammi. 1959 amadi 1961da amuk hanna diocesan prohit ani mathang sitna thabirammi. Makhoigi ming  ev. Fr.Mathew Planthottam ama Rev.Fr. Mani Parenkulangara. Prohitsingbu maten tounanaba sistersingsu Manipurda lakpa hourammi. 1958da Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) lengsinbirammi ehanhanba oina. Little Flower High School, Airport road makhoigini. Anisubada Congregation of Mother of Carmel (CMC) 1958da Manipurda thunglammi. Makhoina houjikki Nirmalabas mafamda mahei loisang ama chellammi. 1966da congregation ani ming oina panjarabada Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) amadi Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS) Imphalda jourammi. 

Dibrugarh diocesedagi anouba diocese ama 'Kohima-Imphal diocese' kouba lingkhatlammi Januarygi tang 29, 1973da. Rt.Rev.Abraham Alangimattathil SDBna ahanba bishop oirammi Pope Paul VIgi matamda. 

Pope John Paul IIna Aprilgi tang 21,1980da 'Diocese of Imphal' hangdokpirammi. Rt.Rev.Joseph Mittathany DDna Imphal diocesegi ahanba bishop oirammi. Mahak asi Tezpur diocesegi bishop oirambani asigi mamangda. Chahi khara leiraga 'Diocese of Imphal' 'Archdiocese of Imphal onthokkhre August thagi tang 1, 1995da. Rt. Rev. Joseph Mittathany DD, Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany DD onthok khre. 

Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany DD retire toudringeida Rev.Fr.Dominic Lumon Monsangbu Coadjutor Archbishop oina Rome-na khandokpirammi January 18, 2002da. Rev. Fr. Dominic Lumonbu Co-adjutor Archbishop onnanaba Most Rev.Joseph Mittathany DDna April thagi tang 7, 2002 bishopgi rank kahallammi.

Eikhoigi achanba Holy Father Pope Benedict XVIna Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany DDgi resignation loukhatlammi. Mahakki chahi 75. Magi mahut sinnanaba Co -adjutor Archbishop Most Rev. Dominic Lumonbu Archbishopgi fam paikhatnanaba saruk yaminnarammi. July 12, 2006dagina ngasi faoba Most Rev. Dominic Lumonna Imphal Archdiocesegi Archbishop oiraga lei.


OFFICIALS

Vicar General                             :   Rev. Fr. John Kashiiprii Mao

Chancellor                                  :   Rev. Fr. Solomon Taezii

Financial Administrator              :    Rev. Fr. Dominic Kanmi

Secretary                                    :   Rev. Fr. Titus Angam


IMPHAL METROPOLITAN TRIBUNAL

Judicial Vicar                                :  Rev. Fr. Joy Vellattukara DCL

Defender of the Bond                  :   Rev. Fr. Dominic T.S.

Diocesan Judges                          :  Rev. Fr. Linus Neli DCL

                                                     :  Rev. Fr. Sebastian Chelat

Notary                                         :   Rev. Fr. Benjamin Kodai

 


ARCHDIOCESAN CONSULTORS

Rev. Fr. Louis Pallikunnel

Rev. Fr. T.S. Dominic

Rev. Fr. P Lourdhusamy

Rev. Fr. Joy Vellattukara

Rev. Fr. Joseph Charakunnath

Rev. Fr. Sebastian Chelat

Rev. Fr. Mark Thangkhan Ai

Rev. Fr. John Kashiprii      

Rev. Fr. Robert Somi

Rev. Fr. P.X. Francis SDB

    Rev. Fr. George Baite


COUNCILS

ARCHDIOCESAN PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL


Most Rev. Dominic Lumon


Ex-officio:

Rev. Fr. Kashiiprii John

Rev. Fr. Kanmi Dominic

Rev. Fr. Joy Vellattukara


District Representatives

Rev. Fr. Gabriel Apam (Ukhrul)

Rev. Fr. Jacob Pamei (Senapati)

Rev. Fr.............  (Tamenglong)

Rev. Fr. Shinto Kuruppanattu (Churachandpur)

Rev. Fr. Aloysius Seiba  (Chandel)

Rev. Fr. .............. (Valley Districts)


Religious Representatives:

Rev. Fr. Francis PX SDB (Salesians)

Rev. Fr. Simon Theko MSFS (MSFS)

Rev. Fr. ........... (S.J., C.M, OFM Caps)


Assistant Priests Representatives:

Rev. Fr. James Baite

Rev. Fr. Benjamin Kodai


Representatives  of Commissions:

Catechetics and Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Isaac Honsan

Rev. Fr. Victor Arullapan  (Education)

Rev. Fr. Biju Lukose (Health & Social Welfare)

Rev. Fr. Jacob Chapao (Youth)

Rev. Fr. John Kashiiprii (Clergy Welfare)

Rev. Fr. John Kashiiprii (Laity)

Rev. Sr. Lissy Antony (Women)

Rev. Fr. Mark Ai 
(Social Media Coomunication)

Rev. Fr. Dale Joseph (Evangelization)

Rev. Fr. Vialo Francis (Vocation) 

Rev. Fr. Dale Joseph (Small Christian Community)

Rev. Fr. Joy KD (Family Apostolate)

Rev. Fr. James Tangshel (Health Apostolate)

Rev. Fr. Kholi Emmanuel (Art & Culture)

Rev. Fr. Peter Haokip (Ecumenism & Dialogue)

Rev. Sr. Jacinta Shangrang MSMHC (Labout & Domestic Workers Movement)

Organizations

Dr. C. Mathew Kamei (All Manipur Catholic Union)

Rev. Fr. PX. Francis (Catholic Religious of India)

Mrs. TS. Selvi Monsang (Manipur Catholic Women Organization)

Mr. Napoleon Rongmei (Manipur Catholic Youth Organization)

Legal Advisor

Mr. Athokpam Indra Kumar

Consultant

Mr. Christopher Indubhusan

Catholic Manipur Publication 

Rev. Fr. Solomon Thezii

Diocesan Fraternity Imphal

President: Rev. Fr. Bonio Frederick

Secretary: Rev. Fr. Bosco Golmei

Treasurer: Rev. Fr. Dale Joseph


Nominated Members:

Rev. Fr. Sebastian Chelat

Rev. Fr. John Seisou

 


                                                        FINANCE COMMITTEE

President                         :       Most Rev. Dominic Lumon

Vice President                 :       Rev. Fr. John Kashiiprii

Economer                        :       Rev. Fr.  Dominic Kanmi

Members                         :       Rev. Fr. James Tangshel

                                        :       Rev. Fr. Robert Somi

                                        :       Rev. Fr. George Baite


CENSORS

Rev. Fr. Joy Vellattukara DCL

Rev. Fr. Linus Neli DCL


Parish Establishment Committee

        Rev. Fr. Dominic Kanmi (Economer)

        Rev. Fr. Linus Neli

        Rev. Fr. Robert Somi

        Rev. Fr. KD Joy

 

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