Our Lady of
Dalit Catholic Church
Diocese of Tamil Nadu
Working For Betterment of Dalits
Diocese of Tamil Nadu
Welcomes you to this website !
Our faith community is here to serve you
without condition, no matter your state in life,
and openly professes the unconditional love of Christ.
We hope that you learn something
about us as we learn something about you and that in this process
we are better able to serve your spiritual needs and desires.
The vision of the Dalit Catholic
Church, Diocese of Tamil Nadu is to set up the Kingdom of God
among the Dalits and to empower them as equal citizens of the world.
primary mission of the Dalit Catholic Church is to spread the message of Jesus
Christ, found in the four Gospels, and to administer sacraments that aid the
spiritual growth of its members. To further its mission, the Church operates
social programs and institutions. These include schools, colleges, universities,
hospitals, missions, and shelters, as well as Relief Services and Dalit Catholic
Charities that help the poor, families, the elderly, and the sick.
- proclaim the word of
God, to celebrate the sacraments, and to exercise the ministry of charity
among the Dalits.
- To conduct prayers and retreats.
- To build churches and give pastoral care to the dalits.
- To foster appreciation of all religions and promote religious
harmony among the people.
- To provide educational opportunities for total development of
Dalit children and youth.
- To liberate Dalit men
and women from the clutches of bondage and exploitation.
- To make professional education
accessible to the Dalits; establish institutions of higher learning
in Medicine, Engineering, Nursing; and
to establish institutions for Teachers Education and Technical
- To establish hospitals to supplement Medical Education.
- To establish Dalit Universities to maintain the standard of
- To identify potential leaders among Dalits, infuse in them the
thirst for equality and dignity and equip them to strive towards
- To promote the thirst for social justice and human rights among
the grass roots.
- To educate and
motivate Dalit youth through Leadership Training camps in order to utilize
their potential to create a new society free of discrimination and
- To empower Dalits at
the micro level, to develop organized communities with self-esteem,
security and human dignity for the landless poor through mobilization of
human resources, social awareness, Legal Aid Services and by increasing
the accessibility of people to government programs on Poverty Eradication.
- To facilitate at the
macro-level organization of people for Social Education and development
through solidarity networking, documentation and Publication, advocacy,
lobbying and by organizing Seminars and Rallies; and to effectively
utilize the human resources of the organization, staff training and
Development Programs at frequent intervals on Leadership Dynamics, Group
Dynamics, Community Organization, etc.