Byrnihat, a cosmopolitan area, where various tribal and non-tribal people live together, is the industiral area of Meghalaya State. His Grace Tarcisius Resto Phanrang invited the Capuchins to serve in the Arch Diocese of Shillong in 1998. On 2 May 1999, the Parish was erected. Br. Sebastian Manyanickal was appointed as the first Parish Priest and Br. Renny Velayapillil as the assistant. The Friary was blessed on 7th October 2007, and the new parish church on 2nd Decemeber 2012, by His Grace Dominic Jala, Arch Bishop of Shillong.
St. Francis of Assisi Church,
Meghalaya – 793 101