Mainghkat Parish

Diocese of Banmaw

Brief Description

Mainghkat Parish

Located (27) miles north of Banmaw town which is the center of present Diocese, Mainghkat parish was originally based at Mainghkat village which was then a part of former Diocese, Myitkyina. In 1979, Columban Missionaries had to leave the region and from that period of time till the year 2006, the administration of Mainghkat parish, due to inadequate numbers of indigenous priests, was placed under the care of the parish priest of Nanhlaing.

After the Creation of Banmaw Diocese in 2006, Rev. Fr. John Lahpai Zau Yaw, then as the assistant priest of Nanhlaing, started to take the pastoral care of the faithful of Mainghkat more closely and later in 2007, was assigned as its Parish Priest. Subsequently, he moved the parish center to Daw Hpum Yang village which later became a new township in Kachin State.

About 235 Catholic families with 1004 parishioners are living and sharing catholic faith in Mainghkat Parish, and 12 catechists are helping parish priest in (10) communities. At present, Mainghkat parish is under the administration of Rev. Fr. Michael Lazum Lung Wa who was assigned as the parish priest in 2017.

St. Luke’s Church

Mainghkak Church

Liturgical Timetable

10:00 am
06:00 am
05:00 pm, on Saturday



Fr. Michael Lazum Lung Wa

Parish Priest

Parish Contacts



St. Luke’s Church 
Daw Hpum Yang Township, 0173001
Kachin State

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