Patron of Parish
Established On
St. Antony of padua
Vicairate : Ambasamuthiram
Church Name : St. Antony's Church
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Antony Viagappan C.
Asst. Parish Priest : -
Address : St. Antony’s Church,Karuthapillaiyur, Kizha Ambur Post-627 418, Ambasamudram Taluk, Tirunelveli Dt-627 418
District : Tirunelveli
Telephone : 04634-283262.

Parish Priest

Brief history:

Karuthapillaiyur is a small village about 300 years old. This village is blessed with gifts of natures. The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture. Before Karuthapillaiyur was made a separate parish it was under the pastoral jurisdiction of Tenkasi Parish Rev. Fr. Pappaya S.J. the parish priest of Tenkasi worked hard for the economic, social and education growth of the people. Rev. Fr. Peter Roy had left a substantial amount for the extension of the church. It could materialize through the additional support from the people and the parish revenues. The extension work was undertaken by Rev. Fr. G. Alphonse and was completed by Rev. Fr. V.M. Irudayam. Karuthapillaiyur was declared an independent parish in 1944. The parish has seen its growth in all social, economic, perspective religious, spiritual and human. A school which was as middle school for long time has been up grated into St. Antony’s High School in 1999. The credit goes to Rev. Fr. Antony Xavier who took timely and pro-active efforts to accomplish it. 

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Jeganathar 2. Fr. Alphonse 3. Fr. P.S. Antonysamy 4. Fr. V.M. Savarimuthu 5. Fr. Durairaj 6. Fr. Iruthayam 7. Fr. I. Lourduraj 8. Fr. Meembillikavil SJ. 9. Fr. Ambrose SJ. 10. Fr. S. Jeyabalan 11. Fr. Francis Xavier 12. Fr. Vittalin Dias SJ. 13. Fr. Devarajan P. 14. Fr. S.L. Stephen 15. Fr. Antony Xavier 16. Fr. Jacob Ofm Cap. 17. Fr. Bose Ofm Cap. 18. Fr. Antonyraj 19. Fr. Visuvasa Arockiaraj


  • St. Antony’s High School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Karuthapillaiyur
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Kadayam
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Pottalputhur
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Sankarankudiyiruppu
  • St. Josephs’ Home for Children
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D) , Karuthapillaiyur
  • St. Antony’s Dispensary
    run by: Mother of Sorrows Servants of Mary (OSM), Karuthapillaiyur

Sub Station With Church

  • Adriyanur
  • Chettikulam
  • Kadayam
  • Kovankulam
  • Manjapulicolony
  • Patta Theru
  • Sambangulam

Sub Station Without Church

  • Alagappapuram
  • Forest Bungalow
  • Neelamegapuram
  • Pethanpillai Kudiyiruppu
  • Ravanasamudram
  • Kizha Ambur


  • Eucharistic Crusaders for Boys and Girls
  • Sodality of Our Lady for Young Girls
  • Young Catholic Students
  • Holy Family Sodality for Married Women
  • Legion of Mary
  • Society of Vincent de Paul
  • Prayer Groups
  • S.C.C. (Anbiam)
  • Balar Sabai


  • Mother of Sorrows Servants of Mary(OSM)
  • The Congreation of the Sisters of St. Anne of Tiruchirapalli (SAT)
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