Dominic Jala

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The Most Reverend

Dominic Jala

Emeritus Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong
Appointed22 December 1999
Installed2 April 2000
Term ended10 October 2019
PredecessorTarcisius Resto Phanrang
SuccessorVictor Lyngdoh
Other post(s)Chairman of the Liturgy Commission of North eastern Bishops Conference
Ordination19 November 1977
Consecration2 April 2000
by Thomas Menamparampil
Personal details
Born(1951-07-12)12 July 1951
Mawlai, Meghalaya, India
Died10 October 2019(2019-10-10) (aged 68)
Colusa County, California, U.S.
Previous post(s)Provincial of the Salesian congregation in Guwahati
MottoTo grow in the unity of the Holy Spirit

Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B.[1][2][3][4][5] (12 July 1951 – 10 October 2019[6]) was the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong and the Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nongstoin, India.[7][8]

Early life[edit]

Jala was born on 12 July 1951 in Mawlai, Meghalaya, India.


Jala was ordained a Catholic Priest for the Salesians of Saint John Bosco congregation on 19 November 1977.[citation needed]


Jala was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong, India on 22 December 1999 and ordained a Bishop on 2 April 2000. He was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nongstoin, India on 15 October 2016.[9][10]


Archbishop Jala died in an automobile accident, on 10 October 2019, in Colusa County, California, U.S.[11]



  1. Bishop Dominic Jala talks about the importance of IEC 2016 event. EWTN Asia Pacific. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. UND68 (2 September 2008), Archbishop Dominic Jala Visits St. Mary's Catholic Church, retrieved 21 August 2017
  3. "Rev. Dominic Jala ordains Laloo as priest". The Shillong Times. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. "Shillong Archdiocese". Archived from the original on 21 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  5. "Archbishop Dominic Jala on Shillong Archdiocese, part 1". Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  6. "Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong Passed Away – CCBI".
  7. "Archbishop Dominic Jala on Shillong Archdiocese, part 1". Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  8. "Archbishop Dominic Jala Appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Nongstoin". CCBI. Retrieved 21 August 2017 – via
  9. "Archbishop Dominic Jala | Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese Dominic Jala | Ucanews". Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  10. "Archbishop Dominic Jala". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  11. "Shillong Archbishop Dominic Sala Dies in Fatal Car Crash".
  12. Jala, Dominic (1987). Liturgy and Mission. C.L.V.-Edizioni liturgiche. Dominic Jala.
  13. Jala, Dominic (1987). Liturgy and mission (in italiano). Roma : C.L.V.-Edizioni Liturgiche.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Tarcisius Resto Phanrang S.D.B.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong
Succeeded by
Victor Lyngdoh

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