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Casa Claret, Chimpu

  • Founded in: 2013
  • Location: Chimpu, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Diocese: Itanagar
  • Demographics: Tribal
  • Ministries: Pastoral Care, Education

 

In 2013, the diocese of Itanagar erected a new parish at Chimpu – Divine Mercy Church – and entrusted it to the Claretians on a permanent basis. Under the parish, there are four villages which are 40 to 120 kilometers away from the Center. The Chimpu Mission serves around 170 families and 976 catholics. Casa Claret, the Claretian residence and parish rectory, was blessed and inaugurated in May 2014.

Key Achievements:

  • Though the parish is very young, it has a vibrant community.
  • Several villages churches are either completed or under construction.
  • The rectory has adequate space for various training programs
  • A nursery cum elementary school is being established.

 

Needs/Challenges Ahead:

  • Expansion of the Church at the Center
  • Permanent building for the school
  • Catechetical and pastoral training for community leaders
  • Social Service Apostolate
  • Bible Ministry