Laiza Parish

Diocese of Banmaw

Brief Description

Laiza Parish

Laiza parish is centered at Laiza town which locates at far north-eastern part of Banmaw and the edge of the boundary of the Diocese as well as that of Myanmar. It is geographically and politically an important place in the region. The town became the center administrative town of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in 1994.

Formerly, it was part of of Nam Sam Yang Parish which is a part of the Diocese of Myitkyina. After the Creation of Banmaw Diocese, seeing the significance of the place and pastoral need of the people, Laiza was created as quasi-parish in 2007 and later as a full parish in 2009. The first parish priest of Laiza was Rev. Fr. Joseph Nbwi Naw who has been regarded as the founder of the parish. Since prior to the creation of the Diocese and parish, He has been with the people at all time especially in difficult moments of civil war. Till now he is staying at the parish as the retired priest and assisting parish priest in the pastoral care of the faithful.

Presently, Laiza parish is under the administration of Rev. Fr. Peter Lazum Tu Lum who was assigned as the parish priest on April 23, 2019. Three religious Sisters of St. Francis Xavier are also helping the priest and working for the parish. And about (777) Catholic families with (3,849) parishioners are living and sharing christian faith in Laiza Parish, and (24) catechists are helping parish priest in (11) communities.

Christ the King Church

Laiza Church

Liturgical Timetable

09:00 am
06:00 am
05:00 pm, on Saturday



Fr. Peter Lazum Tu Lum

Parish Priest


Fr. Dominic Myitung Seng Tu

Assistant Priest

Parish Contacts



Christ the King Church 
Laiza Town
Kachin State

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