About Us

The first contingent of three Jesuits, led by Fr Anthony Debono SJ, reached the shores of India in late 1924. Without wasting time, Fr Debono went to Dinajpur, now in Bangladesh, to be initiated into the Santal culture and language by the PIME Fathers.

HISTORY OF DUMKA-RAIGANJ PROVINCE

The first batch of three Jesuits sent by the Sicilian Province to labour in the Santal Mission consisted of Fr Anthony Debono SJ, and Scholastics Joseph Cordaro SJ and Bernard Bugeja SJ. Fr Debono set up the first mission among Santals at Majlispur, while the Scholastics proceeded to their ecclesiastical studies. The second batch of Fr Benjamin Cauchi SJ, and Scholastics John Mallia Milanes and Joseph Portelli and Br Rosario Milito SJ reached the shores of India in 1926. Fr Benjamin Cauchi, having picked up the Santali language at Majlispur, was assigned in 1930 by Archbishop Ferdidand Perier SJ and the Bengal Mission Superior Fr Veys SJ to pioneer work in Santal Parganas District. As the years went by Jesuit scholastics, after ordination, joined the band of pastoral workers in the Santal Mission.

Provincial's Musings

An old adage says "Tune and tide wait for none." As Jesuits, we are taught to thank God for the gift of life every moment. Every second we live is a gift from God to us to make the universe a better place for all living beings. As Ignatian spirituality stresses, every moment becomes a thanksgiving to God and as thanksgiving becomes a habit for us, we become conscious of every second that God has given us and it impels us to cooperate with God in His work of re-establishing the lost glory of the universe.
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Rev. Fr. Varghese Pallipalakkatt
Provincial

Our Services

We offer the full spectrum of services to help society work better. Everything from creating standards of excellence to training people to work in more effective ways, assessing how they’re doing, and helping them perform even better in future.

Pastoral

When the first Jesuit missionaries of the Sicilian Province arrived in India in 1924 and then in Santal

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Education

The pioneers of the Santal Mission invariably followed the opening of any mission station with the

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Social Action

Concern for the social uplift of the people was integral to the work of the missionaries right from

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Formation

On 4th April 1977, Father General issued the decrees erecting Jisu Jaher at Dudhani , Dumka

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Health Care

Magneto Physio Therapy Clinic was founded in 1994 by Fr.M.J.Peter SJ while serving as Assistant Parish

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Faith Formation

At the first inter-Diocesan Santal Colloquium held at Bandel in 1972, Bishops and missionaries working

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Social Communication

Right from his theology days, Fr. Joseph Portelli SJ began translating in Santali the catechism, prayer book

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Youth

It started as a nationwide movement to get the youth of today to help children and women who weren't

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Society of Jesus

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah, 29:11

Recent Events & News

Education

The pioneers of the Santal Mission invariably followed the opening of any mission station with the e

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Social Upliftment

Concern for the social uplift of the people was integral to the work of the missionaries right from

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Our Curia Members

Rev. Fr. Varghese Pallipalakkatt
Provincial
Fr. Stany Henry Pinto
Socius, Consultor
Fr. Paul Aquilina
Secretary of the Provincial
Fr. Jesuraj Poobal
Province Treasurer

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest and insights into our mission to transform the socity through our different Programs

Address

Jisu Jaher, Dudhani,
P.O. & Dist. Dumka
Jharkhand- 814 101

Call Us

+91- 95466 38434
+91- 79084 17335

Email Us

dumprovsj@gmail.com
sociusdum@gmail.com
vernardsj@gmail.com

Working Hours

Mon - Sat: 9AM to 5PM