Catholic Church Badaun
HISTORY

On March 24, 1991 Archbishop Most Rev. Cecil DeSa officially invited the Vincentian Fathers to the Archdiocese and on November 10,1991 a contract was signed between them and the Archdiocese. On February 2, 1992 Fr. Varghese Naikomparambil inaugurated the Vincentian Mission in a rented building at Budaun. In 1993 Fr. Thomas Emprayil took charge of the Mission and continued to work from a rented building till 2000. As the need of the mission was to promote literacy, a project was planned to open as many schools as possible in near and far away places with minimum investment the maximum outreach was the goal. Neither was land bought nor buildings constructed, but literacy mission with the U.P. Board syllabus came up in the Panchayat provided open spaces. In the course of the last ten years, 35 schools have been opened in near and far away places. As the schools had to be maintained by the fees from the students only the fittest survived. Today there are three schools up to Class VIII and four schools up to Class V. In 1997 a formal school was opened in the city itself. Land was bought and a building constructed and inaugurated in 1998. The FCC Sisters with Sr. Rani as Principal put a strong foundation for this De Paul School. Fr. Jacob Otherakunnel took over from Sr. Rani Joseph and continues as Principal to this day. In the city of Budaun there was a British built Church unused and neglected. From 1992 onwards Fr. Varghese and Fr. Thomas tried to get it for the Catholic community. Success came in 1999. A house was built in the one acre Church compound and the Fathers had the privilege of living in their ‘own’ house after eight years in rented buildings. The Church was renovated beautifully and re-consecrated as the Church of Christ the Redeemer by Archbishop Oswald Gracias. The Parish of Budaun consists of eight Catholic families.

Other Details
Address: Police Lines, Budaun – 243 601

Phone: 05832-220703

Patron/ess: Christ the Redeemer

Parish Priest: None

Mobile: None

Established Year: 1992

Number of Catholics: 30

Mass Centre None