St. Claret Mission, Ampati

St. Claret Mission at Ampati was opened in 1989 bifurcating it from the Garobadha mission, and became the second mission of Claretians in the Northeast. The Mission currently serves 7,149 catholics across 1,238 families over 35 villages. The population consists of mainly Garo tribals. However, there are also a significant number of Kochs, Hajongs, Bengalis, and Assamese. The people of the region are agriculturists growing crops such as rice, betel leaves, arecanut, etc. The Mission has a school at the center – St. Claret  School – that offers education up to Grade X. It currently has 1,517 students and 36 teaching staff. Besides the center school, there are two village schools that serve a total population of 315 students with 13 teachers. There are 67 hostellers who live in two hostels on campus.  

Key Achievements: 

  • The Center is currently the oldest mission of Claretian missionaries in Northeast India. 
  • St. Claret School serves the educational needs of a lion’s share of youth in Ampati, thereby guiding the students away from potential militancy engagement and towards a fulfilling life.  
  • The parish has a well-developed campus with facilities for various kinds of leadership training and spiritual activities. 
  • Strong youth animation ministries.