Patron : St. Francis de Sales
Established : 1964
Address : Catholic Church, BASNA 493 554, Mahasamund (Dt), C.G.
Catholics : 300

In April 1966 Basna was made an independent parish by detaching  the western section of Kutela mission. Rev. Fr. Vargheese was its first parish  priest. From then on evangelization work was regularly carried out in a  systematic and effective way. People flocked in large numbers to receive the new faith. There were full time 13 catechists engaged in evangelical  work. In November of the same year, Basna welcomed Rev. Fr. Stephen S.Gomez as its new parish priest. On October 22, 1967 Msgr. Weidner blessed  the new church. Until 1970 there were many transfers and the people were  guided by pastors Rev. Frs. Sebastian Nedumudy, Henry Kieffer, SAC and  John Parayil, VC respectively. From 1970 onwards diocesan priests started  to take care of the parish. The parish has been blessed with the services of  SMMI Sisters. They have been rendering great service in medical, social and  educational field. The hospital veranda and a few rooms accommodated the priests till the construction of the presbytery in 1966. Now there are  two catechists working in the parish. The diocese started a Hindi Medium  School in 1997. There are hostels for both boys and girls run by the parish  and the sisters. The girls’ hostel is now closed down.