Children's Ministry is an integral component of the Diocese's outreach ministry. In an effort to bring God's love to the neglected, malnourished and directionless children in the slums and villages under the Diocese, Child study and development centres were set up across the different districts in the Diocese. After-school help with education, bridging the nutrition gap and introducing these children to extra-curricular activities, all these measures are undertaken by the diocese to promote holistic development in these children who are otherwise neglected not only by the society but even their own families because of financial constraints.
The Diocese of Durgapur seeks to share the manifold blessings of our Lord through the Healing Ministry. Jesus' Healing Ministry involved holistic healing which resulted in physical, emotional, mental and spiritual cleansing leading to healing. To this end we seek to provide state-of-the-art medical facilities for those who cannot afford private hospitals and doctors.
Many Christians strongly believe and have witnessed that "Jesus Christ heals even today". When Jesus walked on earth, He performed many miracles, among which were also the mental, physical and spiritual healing of people. He inspired His disciples and us to perform greater miracles.
Inspired by this strong mandate directly from Christ Jesus, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Probal Kanto Dutta, Bishop of the Diocese of Durgapur, has implemented various religious programmes of healing in the Diocese.
The Diocese of Durgapur is predominantly a Tribal diocese. More than 70% of the congregation comprises of tribal inhabitants who are economically backwards and live in poor, unhygienic conditions with minimal access to basic amenities. They are mainly daily-wage labourers who earn less than $1 USD a day. Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Probal Kanto Dutta, realised the dire needs of these marginalised communities and envisioned a means of engaging them for their holistic development through the arious churches under his episcopate.
St. Mary's Sewing Centre, run by the Diocesan Women's Fellowship for Christian Service (DWFCS) under the Diocese of Durgapur, provides vocational and technical training to underprivileged girls and women. This training enables the women to access a sustainable means of livelihood and income generation through tailoring. It is a 6-months long training programme. The trainees are awarded certificates affliated to Usha International School on clearing the examinations.