Diocese - Rt. Rev. A Jude Gerald Paulraj D.D, M.A.

When God calls us to lead His people, He also gives us a model to follow in His Son Jesus. Like Jesus the Good Shepherd, I feel I am called to serve His people and care for them till it hurts, to sacrifice every thing, including myself.

Ordination Election Episcopal Ordination
Dec 08, 1968 Oct 23, 2000 Dec 08, 2000

About Native

Parents: Mr. Arockiasamy,   Mrs.Arockiamary
Born On: 28.04.1943
Parish: Church of Our Lady of Dolours [Pazhaya koil],
Trichirapalli

Education

B.A (English, History, Sociology) - Mysore University.

M.A (Pastoral Counseling, Spiritual Direction) - Fordhem University, Bornx - New York.

P.G Certificate in Family counseling, lona college, New Rochelle - New York.

1969 - 71
Asst. Parish Priest at Manaparai
1971 - 73
Secretary to Bp. Thomas Fernando
1973 - 77
First regional secretary for Youth Commission TNBC
1978 - 81
Parish Priest, Kattur
1978 - 87
Director of Diocesan Pastoral Centre, and Co-ordinator of Commissions, Trichy.
1987 - 91
Associate Pastor and Studies in New York
1991 - 92
Secretary, Diocesan Youth Commission - Trichy
1992 - 94
Parish Priest at Assumption Church, Mariathaipuram, Dindigul.
1994 - 98
Parish Priest at Lourdes Church, Manaparai & Vicar Forane.
1998 - 2000
Rector, Christ Hall Seminary, Karumathur,
2000 Dec
Bishop of Palayamkottai.

Contact:
Catholic Bishop's House, John Paul nagar, Maharaja nagar post, Tirunelveli - 627011, Tamilnadu, India.
Tel: +91 - 462 - 2522114, 2522818, 2522042 Fax: +91- 462- 2522042

Email: rcdiopalayamkottai@yahoo.com | bishop@palayamkottaidiocese.org | judepaulraj@rediffmail.com Website : www.palayamkottaidiocese.org

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