Roman Catholic Church – Pakartalla
Roman Catholic Church
Dt. Bhagalpur â€“ 813 203,
Phone: 06429–224488, 09431215052.
Parish Priest – Fr. Augustine Pereira
Church Established – 1986.
Pakartalla was started by Fr. Joseph Thanni in 1986. The School teachers were the first congregation. Through a catechist some contacts were made in neighbouring villages like Shivnarayanpur and Ekchari. A multipurpose hall built in 1987 is used as a church now. Baptismal register shows the following names: Fr. Joseph Thanni (1988-96); Fr. Devasia M.A. (1997); Fr. Augustine Pereira (1998- ). Baptisms up-to-date 195; families 50; villages 10; As a rule the Principal of the School is also the Parish Priest.
NTPC, Kahalgaon (St. Josephâ€™s School) has a hall where Sunday services are conducted. Some 200 people attend the Mass. Fr. Vincent Saldanha is the person responsible for the last 10 years. Workers at the NTPC from Kerala, Ranchi, Bettiah and many Santhals gather for the Mass. N.T.P.C., Kahalgaon is one of five biggest producers of Thermal Power in India.