Irudayakulam
Patron of Parish
Established On
Population
Catholic
:
:
:
:
Sacred heart of jesus(first patron), our lady of lourdes (second patron)
1943
35,000
2,596
Vicairate : Ambasamuthiram
Church Name : Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Simon Selvan I.
Asst. Parish Priest : Rev.Fr. Meril
Address : Sacred Heart Church, Irudayakulam, Vickaramasingapuram (P.O) 627 425, Tirunelveli Dt.
District : Tirunelveli
Telephone : 04634-220288

Parish Priest

Brief history:


In early days this place was known as Utchankulam. Later it was renamed as Irudayakulam which coincides with the patron’s name of the church of Sacred Heart. A priest resident at Irudayakulam permanently from 1905 to 1909. It had been a substation to Tenkasi Parish till 1943. Slowly catholic population had grown in number. There arose a need of making it as separate parish. This came into being on the month of June 1943. Rev. Fr. A. Couturier took charge of the place as the first parish priest. Rev. Fr. Ignatius Hirudayam S.J. began constructing a big church. But it was actually completed during the period of Fr. Lemahien, S.J. It was here Rev. Fr. A. Causanal, S.J. founded the Sacred Heart congregation for Brothers which was later shifted to Palayamkottai. People are very loving. There was famous grotto of Lourdes in the Church campus. Priests, who have been here, have done wonderful service. 

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Selvanathar SJ. 2. Fr. Courturier SJ. 3. Fr. Motha SJ. 4. Fr. Mudiyappar SJ. 5. Fr. Antonysamy SJ. 6. Fr. Lamai SJ. 7. Fr. Franco 8. Fr. Iruthayam Ignatius SJ. 9. Fr. Lamai SJ. 10. Fr. George Joseph SJ. 11. Fr. V.M. Joseph SJ. 12. Fr. Santiago SJ. 13. Fr. Eronimus SJ. 14. Fr. M. Arul Arockiam 15. Fr. S.L. Arulappan 16. Fr. Alphonse S. 17. Fr. S.L. Stephen 18. Fr. James, 19. Fr. Antony Xavier, 20. Fr.Arul Ambrose M., 21.Fr. Simon Selvan

Institution

  • Amali Higher Secondary School
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
  • St. Thresa Middle School
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), V.K. Puram
  • St. Xavier’s Middle School
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
  • Sacred Heart High School
    run by: Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ) , Irudayakulam
  • Amali Hostel
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
  • St. Joseph’s Home for Children
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
  • Sacred Heart Home for Boys
    run by: Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ) , Irudayakulam
  • St. Joseph’s Home for Children
    run by: Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ), Irudayakulam
  • Agasthiar Ashram - Old Age Home
    run by: Society of Vincent de Paul (SVP),

Sub Station With Church

  • Arumugampatti
  • Gnaniarthoppu
  • Nazerath
  • Georgepuram
  • Ramalingapuram
  • Vickramasingapuram
  • Sivanthipuram
  • Three Lamps
  • Pulavanpatti

Sub Station Without Church

  • Ambalavanapuram
  • Cash Keeper Thope
  • Agastiyarpatti

Pious

  • Holy Childhood
  • Legion of Mary
  • St. Lourdu Altar Boys & Girls’ Association
  • Young Women’s Association
  • Young Boys’ Association
  • Society of Vincent de Paul
  • Renewal Prayer Team
  • S.C.C. (Anbiam)
  • Matha Youth Association
  • Sacred Heart Friends
  • Krithavar Vazhvurimai Iyakkam
  • Catechism Academy

Relgious

  • Sacred Heart Brothers(SHJ)
  • Congregation of the Immaculate Conception(CIC)
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