Former Auxiliary Bishop

Most Rev. Lawrence Subrato Howlader, C.S.C., D.D.

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His Motto: “Let’s Enter in the House of the Lord”

Date & Place of Birth : 11 September 1965, Nobogram, Barisal, Chittagong Diocese
Parents : Late Lalit Howlader & Ms. Theresa Howlader
Secondary School Certificate Exam. : 1982
Palordi High School, Gournadi, Barisal
Jessore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Higher Secondary School Certificate Exam. : 1984
Government Hatem Ali College, Barisal
Jessore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Graduation : 1986
B.M. College, Barisal
Bangladesh National University
Novitiate in Holy Cross Congregation : 1987-1988
Prefession : First Profession: 02 August 1988
Final Profession: 06 August 1993
Philosophy & Theology : 1988-1993, Holy Spirit Major Seminary, Dhaka
Deaconate Ordination :
Priestly Ordination : 31 December 1994
Barisal Catholic Church
Priestly Ministry : 1995: Asst. Parish Priest, Mariamnagar Parish
1996-1998: Rector, St. Paul’s Minor Seminary, Jalchatra
1998-1999: Asst. Parish Priest, Peergacha Parish
2000: Asst. Parish Priest, Mariamnagar Parish
2000-2004: Licentiate in Depth Psychology, Spirituality & Counseling from Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
2004-2009: Novice Master, Holy Cross Novitiate, Sagardi, Barisal
Elected Auxiliary Bisop of Chittagong : Pope Benedict XVI appointed Most Rev. Lawrence Subrato Howlader, C.S.C. as the Titular Bishop of Afufenia and 1st Auxiliary Bishop of Chittagong Catholic Diocese on 07 May 2009
Consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Chittagong : On 3 July 2009 Most Rev. Lawrence Subrato Howlader, C.S.C. is consecrated as the Titular Bishop of Afufenia and Auxiliary Bishop of Chittagong. Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. was the Principal Consecrator and Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino and Archbishop Paulinus Costa were the Co-Principal Consecrator.
Elected Bishop of Barisal : On 29th December 1015.
Installed Bishop of Barisal : On 29th January 2016.