In the 1930s and 1940s, the few isolated Catholic families (mainly Railway employees of Mehsana town) were ministered to from far away Rajkot. From 1951 North Gujarat was put under the care of the Cathedral Parish of Ahmedabad city. From 1966 it became part of the newly established Parish of Kalol.
The present Parish is the second off-shoot of the Kalol mission started by Fr. M. Diaz Garriz, SJ. It became a separate mission Parish in the year 1975, when Fr. Albert Inurrategui, SJ was appointed its first Parish Priest. The present Church was built in the year 1984. The mission Parish continued the work of evangelization among the Thakors and Ravals of Mehsana, and Kheralu Talukas, where Christian communities had been established. The Apostolic Carmel Sisters started their community in 1980. Mount Carmel School (Std. I-IV) was established in 1988 and St. Xavier’s (Std. V-X) in 1992. In 2008 Mandali mission was separated from Mehsana and the parish of Mehsana was entrusted to the care of diocesan clergy. Under the CBCI health commission scheme and with government aid, a Community Care Center (CCC) is operative in the parish. Sisters of Charity of St. Anne offered their service in running the CCC which was later taken care of by Sisters of Mary Immaculate (SMI). The programme was discontinued on 1st April 2013 as further approval by government was not granted. There are about 500 members in the Parish community.
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Fr. Augustine Simon (Principal)
Fr. Sushilkumar Toppo (Asst. PP & In-charge of Hostel)
Reni Prakash (Candidate & teacher)
With monthly Mass at Visnagar