The Catholic Diocese of Jamshedpur / Jamshedpur Diocesan Corporation was erected on July 2, 1962. It was started by the American Jesuit Missionaries from the Maryland (USA) Province. Because of the selfless service of these American Jesuit Priests, the Diocese today proudly serves around 63,000 Catholics with 155 local diocesan and religious priests; 47 convents; 32 Parishes and 96 Mission stations. In Jharkhand, it encompasses the civil districts of Dhanbad, Seraikela-Kharswan, East and West Singhbhum, excluding the parish of Bandgaon in West Singhbhum, in Bokaro the Chandankiyari Block and the portion of Chas Block which lies in east of the National Highway 32 and in West Bengal it covers the district of Purulia. The subdivisions of Chaibasa, Chakradharpur and Seraikela in the West Singhbhum Districts were formerly parts of the Archdiocese of Ranchi. The districts of East Singhbhum, Bokaro, Dhanbad and Purulia were parts of the Archdiocese of Calcutta. Our main apostolate consists of Faith formation, Education, Health and Agriculture. We promote equality among all.
a. Charitable works: - To establish, manage, administer, carry on and conduct socio-cultural religious and charitable works and activities associated with the Jamshedpur Diocesan Corporation.
b. Education: - To manage, administer, carry on and conduct as hitherto the schools, non-formal education centers, other societies, associations and social services for the benefit of all, irrespective of religion, race, community, caste, language and social status.
c. Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: -
i. To diffuse social, religious, secular, scientific knowledge and to inculcate social, moral and religious values.
ii. The Society is formed by the members of the Christian Community for the purpose of establishing and administering educational, vocational and other institutions of its choice as per the Provisions of Article 30 of the Constitution of India. The primary objective of the Society is to enable the Christian Community to conserve its religion, culture and language and impart sound education to the children belonging to the Christian Community. Although the Institutions run by the Society have the primary responsibility towards education of the children from the Christian Community, the institutions of the Society are open for admission to children from other communities as well.