Vicariate at a Glance

 

Area                                                     147,181 Sq. Kms.

Population                                             29 million

Rural/Urban Ratio                                 85/15

Christians                                              2 million

Catholics                                               7.371

Life Expectation (2001)                        59.7

Population Growth                                2.24%

Age at first marriage (women)               17.1 years

Average household                               5.45 members

Adult Literacy                                      53.74%

Men                                         65.08%

Women                                     42.49%

Children (0-14)                                   41.3%

M/F Ratio                                           998/1000

Economy                                            Agricultural

Languages                                           Nepali, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Newari, Tharu, Tamang, Hindi

Parishes                                                8

Quasi Parishes                                      2

Mission Stations                                   10

Mission Sub-Stations                            24

Priests – Vicariate                                16

Religious                               60

Congregations of Men                           7

Congregations of Women                    18

Religious Brothers                                 12

Religious Sisters                                   165

Minor Seminaries                                  2

Minor Seminarians – Vicariate            10

Major Seminarians – Prefecture            5

Convents                                            40

Day Care Centres                                 10

Pre-School Programme                         22

Primary Schools                                    9

High Schools                                       18

Intermediate Colleges                            4

Colleges                                                1

Catholic Information Centre                   1

Vicariate Laity Organizations                5

Literacy Programmes (villages)               10

Women’s Associations                           1

Youth Associations                                3

Rehabilitation Centres                             4

Centres for mentally challenged children  3

Homes for the poor and destitute            3

Boarding for girls                                    7

Boarding for boys                                   4

Vocational Training Centres                    2