Bandarban parish is the second to start in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) after Rangamati back in 1957. The parish is dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima and presently has a Catholic population of about 8,500. Bandarban is the mother parish of 4 in CHT namely Thanchi, Bolipara, Alikadam and Lama. It is only 76 kilometres from the archdiocesan centre in Chittagong and a 3 hours drive by Purbani/ Purobi bus from Karnaphuli Bridge.
The parish organized a seminar for Legion of Mary on Saturday, 24th March 2018. The event was attended by 44 women and 7 men from diffirent villages of the parish. Theme for discussion was “Rosary Prayer: Our Faith and Tradition”. Holy Cross Pastor of the parish Rev. Dominic Sarkar, Headmaster of Don Bosco High School and a prominent Catholic writer Holy Cross Brother Sylvester Mrdiha and asst. pastor Rev. Shitor Rozario was the speakers.