Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes, Headmistress of Moreau Holy Cross School, with students. 
Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes, Headmistress of Moreau Holy Cross School, greets the students at their sports day activities.

Ministry in Bangladesh

Sisters of the Holy Cross sponsored ministries:

Holy Cross College
Dhaka, Bangladesh
          Among the most highly rated schools in Bangladesh, Holy Cross College is a two-year (levels 11 and 12) program for women that offers humanities, science and business education. Upon completing the program and passing the national examination, students may be admitted to university. Sister Shikha Laetitia Gomes is principal. View the Holy Cross College website.

Holy Cross Girls’ High School
Dhaka, Bangladesh
          This primary/secondary school for girls has an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students. In addition, it offers an afternoon program for students unable to pay. The school is among the most highly rated in Bangladesh. Sister Rani Catherine Gomes is the school’s headmistress.

Holy Cross Students' Hostel
Dhaka, Bangladesh
          The hostel provides structured housing and common living for young women attending college and higher education in Dhaka. The facility can accommodate approximately 40 women and is staffed by sisters. Sister Monju Corraya is the director.

Moreau Holy Cross School
Bhadun, Bangladesh
          This primary school for girls and boys opened in January 2015. Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes is the school’s headmistress.

Holy Cross Health Education Center
Kulaura, Bangladesh
          The center provides basic health education and dispenses needed medication to people living in the general vicinity of the center. Sister Thecla Dinila Nokrek is director of the program.

Kulaura (Pratasha) Sewing Center
Kulaura, Bangladesh
          This program teaches women to sew items that are sold to commercial markets, thus bringing income into the home. Sister Anita Gomes is director of the ministry.

Bhadun (Arunalaya) Sewing Center
Bhadun, Bangadesh
          The center teaches sewing and machine embroidery to women to provide them with a source of income. Sister Dipali Helena D’Costa is director of the program.

CSC Fund/Ministry With the Poor grant recipients
for 2017-2018:

Moreau Holy Cross School
Bhadun, Bangladesh
          Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes received funds to support salaries for teachers and other employees, seminars for staff and parents, and teaching materials such as science lab instruments.

Father Boudreau's Medical Centre
Chittagong, Bangladesh
          Sister Nita Rozario (right) received funds to support salaries, health awareness classes, medication, nutrition, and physical and cognitive therapy for patients.

Proggalay Discerners House
Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
          Sister Barnita Scholastica Mangsang received funds to provide medical care, food, lodging, faith formation activities, English courses, leadership training and more for poor young women who are discerning a life in Holy Cross.

Teachers of Holy Cross Afternoon Literacy Program
Dhaka, Bangladesh
          Sister Rani Catherine Gomes received funds to help support salaries, books and a study tour for 300 students in grades 1-5.

Holy Cross Health Education Center
Kulaura, Moulovi Bazar, Bangladesh
          Sister Thecla Dinila Nokrek received funds to support salaries, medicine, health education classes, food and winter clothing for very poor people who work for the tea gardens.


Learn more about the Ministry With the Poor fund.


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