Patron of Parish
Established On
St. Anthony of padua
Vicairate : Palayamkottai
Church Name : St. Antony's Church
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Alphonse S.
Asst. Parish Priest : -
Address : St. Antony’s Church, Pettai, Tirunelveli-627 004
District : Tirunelveli
Telephone : 0462-2342084

Parish Priest

Brief history:

Even though, Christianity, was there for few centuries by took years to become a separate parish. People were very faithful. It was only from 14th May 1960, Priest began to stay here. Fr. George Joseph S.J. took up his residence at Pettai. But the declaration on a separate parish was made by Arch Bishop J. Peter Leonard S.J. on 10.07.1961 and installation of Fr. George Joseph on the first Parish Priest took place on 10.08.1961. 

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. George Joseph 2. Fr. Maria Michael 3. Fr. I. Arul 4. Fr. M. Arul 5. Fr. Lourduraj I. 6. Fr. Santiago 7. Fr. Vianneyraj A. 8. Fr. Peter A. 9. Fr. Arulraj VKS 10. Fr. Susai Marian 11. Fr. Sahaya John 12. Fr. Selvaraj 13. Fr. Gnanapragasam Antony Selvan F.


  • St. Antony’s High School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Pettai
  • St. Antony’s Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Pettai
  • St. Antony’s Matric High School
    run by: Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga (FSAG), Bharathinagar

Sub Station With Church

  • Pazhaya Pettai
  • Chidambarapuram
  • Narasinganallur
  • Bharathinagar
  • Suthamallee

Sub Station Without Church

  • Vilagam
  • Kondanagaram


  • Holy Childhood
  • St. Savio Altar Boys and Girls Association
  • Young Men’s Association (Narpani Manram)
  • Young Girls Association
  • Gospel Renewal Team
  • S.C.C. (Anbiam)
  • Legion of Mary


  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysious Gonzaga(FSAG)
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