The Capuchin Missionaries have left behind a rich legacy here in this part of North India. Dalhousie is a hill station about 9000 meter above sea level. This place is surrounded by Himalayan range of Mountains. They are covered with snow.....
St. Francis' Church ( Dalhousie ) :
Br. Johnson C. is parish priest of St. Francis Church, Dalhousie, since three years. Before becoming a Capuchin Johnson was in Indian air force for 16 years as Radar Technician working in Jaguar. As a sergeant he retired after completing his regular services in the air force in 1991. He joined the capuchins immediately and got ordained in 2002. A big gift of the lord to the Capuchin Order. He has a sack of experience in herbal medicines and conducts Franciscan eco spiritual retreats to the religious and lay people. All the tourist who come to Dalhousie do come to the church to visit but Br. Johnson offers his spiritual service to them. There are few catholics here but in the evening he conducts a Maha Arati(Adoration) for which most of them are tourists who are non christians, He is known as Baba (Priest).
Fr. Johnson Chittilappilly
Priest in charge
St. Patrik's Church ( Dalhousie ) :
This Church is situated in Baloon, Dalhousie Cantt., on Military Hospital road approximately 2 kms. from main bus stand. St. Patrick's Church is the largest church in Dalhousie having a seating capacity of 300 persons in its main hall. The Church was built in the year 1909 and the dressed-stone building is still in good condition. This Church was built exclusively from contribution made by officers and ranks of the British Army. At present the Church is managed and maintained by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar. This church is situated at a very scenic spot. It is one of the most beautiful churches in north India, especially its building is of very different kind. Service is conducted on Sunday.It is like monastery...local people call it as a monastery but it is Patrick's church