Sacred Heart Church
P.O. Bhairoganj (Katoria),
Banka Dt – 813 106,
Ph. No. 06425-208494, 09430426174.
Parish Priest – Fr. Nicodemus Soren.
Church Established – 1962.
There were some catholics in the Barney area of Katoria Block at the time of the Patna Jesuits. They were visited from Harimohra. The TORâ€™s bought a Baptist Mission Property in 1962; transferring the Novitiate from Gokhla. The Church was built by Fr. Simon Engler TOR in 1965. The parish priest listed are: Fr. Augustine Neerampuzha TOR (1966-75) Fr. Ferdinand Nediyidath TOR (1968-91) Fr. Paul Tudu (1971) Fr. Robert Herzer TOR (1972-77) Fr. Michael Edananapadavil TOR (1979-80) Fr. Joseph Punnambel TOR (1979, 2007) Fr. Marion Pulichimakil TOR (1985-88) Fr. Daniel Kisku TOR (2000-2005), Fr. Varghese (2007- ). Number of catholics 370; number of families 60. Distance from Bhagalpur 95 k.m. Out station Salabona (9 k.m.). Babumahal has had some priestly and religious vocations.