Pastoral, Social & Education


As members of the Society of the Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier (Society of Pilar) and members assigned to Kolkata Province we render our services to 12 Dioceses in Proclaiming the word of God and making disciples in His name. The Society having been born as an Indigenous Missionary Society, aims at pioneering work of Evangelization, it is at the service of the Mission of the Church in India and elsewhere. As members of the society it is bounden duty to proclaim fervently the Word of God to all people. Our primary aim is to share the Values of the Kingdom to those who do not know Christ. We also cater to established Parishes in exceptional case. Our members are pastorally rooted in Christ, in the Culture of the milieu and by dialoguing with other faith and holistic building of Humanity.

The province also takes up social development responsibility in various fields and places all over our Province. We do it especially, by empowering the underprivileged children, youth, the outcast and marginalized section of the Society. We undertake various projects like:

  • Leprosy rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitating the bonded laborer
  • Clinics and Medical assistance
  • Hostels for the underprivileged
  • Feeding the poor on the streets

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela. Providing educational facilities by the province is done by imparting quality Education which has the power to build holistic life there by bringing change which is good and beneficial to all. Hence we have education ministry spread throughout the province and it is given to all section of people in special way providing free school education to the deprived children who are poor, the tribal's, children from the slums and villages. By providing quality educational facilities the Province builds holistic Life and Nation.