A) SAHODAYA SAMAJ VIKAS KENDRA, SHAHPUR:-
Director:- Fr. Maria R. Packiam Sj
In Shahpur two lay women and a sister are engaged in the social work and one sister attends to the medical work. They cover 20 villages. Self-help groups are managed entirely by the women themselves.
For the training courses for women in Belwadamar and Semrtand, 50 women are in training under two teachers sent by Jharcraft. Five handlooms were given by the Jharcraft office for the Pals (shepherds) to produce blankets.
Catholics: - 1114
Priest In-Charge:- Fr. Sylverius Minj SJ
Asst Priest I-Charge:- Fr. Raska Soren SJ
We are two priests, a parish sister and two catechists catering to twenty Catholic families. Challenges and problems: They are illiteracy, shallow-faith of new Christians, lack of leadership, minority complex, excessive use of liquor, drifting away from the practice of faith and deep rooted superstitions.
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