Melailandaikulam (Veeravanallur)
Patron of Parish
Established On
The sacred heart of jesus
Vicairate : Sankarankovil
Church Name : Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Parish Priest : Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Francis Raja
Asst. Parish Priest : Rev.Fr. Saint Thomas A.HGN
Address : Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Melailandaikulam-627 951 Devarkulam (Via) Tirunelveli Dt.
District : Tirunelveli
Telephone : 04636-286426

Parish Priest

Brief history:

Mela Ilandaikulam was one of the substations of the parish of Kayathar. It is 5 km away from Kayathar. People of this village are very much attached to church. Their faith is very strong. Day by day catholic population also increased. Diocese has established a High School, which was later ion upgraded as Higher Secondary School. Due to this school people were well educated. It was felt that it was not enough to develop people educationally but also to improve them spiritually. For this purpose it was decided to establish Mela Ilanthaikulam as separate parish. Most Rev. A. Jude Paulraj issued the order of erecting a new parish on 30th May 2003. Fr. Charles was the first parish priest of Mela Ilandaikulam. 

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Charles 2. Fr. Amalanathan 3. Fr. Varghese 4. Fr. Michael Raj C.P, 5. Fr. Lourduraj I, 6. Fr. Motcharajan M.


  • Thiru Iruthaya Higher Secondary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D) , Melailandaikulam
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Melailandaikulam
  • Carmel Hospital
    run by: Congregation of Teresian Carmelites (CTC), Melailandaikulam

Sub Station With Church

  • Devarkulam
  • Usilankulam
  • Sundankuruchi
  • Moovirunthali
  • Vadaku Achampatti
  • Kattarankulam

Sub Station Without Church

  • Ayanar Oothu
  • Therkku Achampatti


  • Holy Childhood
  • Eucharistic Crusaders
  • Renewal Prayer Group
  • Legion of Mary
  • Young Women’s Association
  • Young Men’s Association
  • Altar Boys & Girls’ Association
  • Catechism Academy
  • S.C.C (Anbiam)


  • Congregation of Teresian Carmelites(CTC)
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