Patron of Parish
Established On
St. Joseph the worker
Vicairate : Kovilpatti
Church Name : St. Joseph's Church
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Peter A.
Asst. Parish Priest : Rev.Fr. Xavier S
Address : St. Joseph’s Church, Main road,Kovilpatti-628 501 Tuticorin Dt.
District : Thoothukudi
Telephone : 04632 220123

Parish Priest

Brief history:

Kovilpatti was one of the sub-stations of Ilayarasanendal parish till the year 1953. Due to the rapid growth of trade and population it became an important centre of small-cale industries and business. Moreover it is situated on the trunk road Madurai to Kanyakumari, which makes transportation very easier. Side by side naturally the catholic population also increased. Hence the pastoral work necessitated the establishment of Kovilpatti into a separate parish. Thus on 14th September 1953 it was erected a new parish with Rev. Fr. Susaimanickam as its first parish priest. The people of Kovilpatti are very, loving people. The entire priests who have been there have done a wonderful ministry. 

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Susai Manickam 2. Fr. P. Joseph 3. Fr. M.P. Joachim 4. Fr.S. Singarayar SJ. 5. Fr. S.P. Savarimuthu SJ. 6. Fr. S. Santiago 7. Fr. M. Arul Arockiam 8. Fr. S. Alphonse 9. Fr. S. Arulraj 10. Fr. T.A. Berchmans 11. Fr. Devarajan P. 12. Fr. Annasamy S.A. 13 Fr. Peter A


  • St. Joseph’s High School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Kovilpatti
  • R.C. Middle School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Lingampatti
  • R.C. Middle School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Kasavankundru
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Kovilpatti
  • John Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Kovilpatti

Sub Station With Church

  • Kasavankundru
  • Veeravanchi
  • Lingampatti
  • Kusalipatti
  • Iluppayurani
  • Pandavar Mangalam
  • Appaneri

Sub Station Without Church

  • Urilaigudi
  • Thittangulam
  • Chatrapatti
  • Duraisamipuram
  • Moopan Patti
  • Inam Maniyachi


  • Holy Childhood
  • Altar Boys Association
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul
  • Legion of Mary
  • Renewal Prayer Group
  • Narcheithi Kuzhu
  • Young Men’s Association
  • Young Women’s Association
  • S.C.C. (Anbiam)
  • Krithavar Vazhvurimai Iyakkam


  • Congregation of the Immaculate Conception(CIC)
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