Surandai
Patron of Parish
Established On
Population
Catholic
:
:
:
:
St. Anthony of padua
1994
59,640
6800
Vicairate : Tenkasi
Church Name : St. Antony's Church
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Chacko Varghese A
Asst. Parish Priest : -
Address : St. Antony’s Shrine, Surandai-627 859, Tirunelveli Dt.,
District : Tirunelveli
Telephone : 04633-261718.

Parish Priest

Brief history:


Surandai was one of the substations of Sendamaram Parish. There was small Christian community from 19 century onwards. They grew in very big number. At present Surandai became business centre. It is since, it is provided with transport facilities. Villagers in and around the place come here for business and work. Its development was very fast. It was felt that Uthumalai being big parish, a single priest could not satisfy the spiritual need of people. So Surandai was erected as new parish on 1994. Many of the substations of Uthumalai were attached to Surandai parish. First Parish Priest was Fr. Arockiasamy. As a pioneer he has done marvelous work. He became one with the people. He lived for their upliftment. He concentrated on female literary for that reason he upgraded both the Mariathaipuram and Vadiur School. Surandai is a small pilgrim centre of St. Antony of Paduva. Many people come here to petition their prayer to send St. Antony of Paduva. The status of the people is economically poor

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Arockiasamy 2. Fr. Antony Xavier 3. Fr. Joseph Johnson 4. Fr. Sahaya Chinnappan 5. Fr. Deverajan P. 6.Fr. Chacko Varghese A

Institution

  • R.C. Middle School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Surandai
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), V.K.Pudur

Sub Station With Church

  • V.K.Pudur
  • Rajagopalaperi
  • Athisayapuram
  • V.K. Annanagar

Sub Station Without Church

  • Kaluneerkulam
  • Keelasurandai

Pious

  • Holy Childhood
  • Altar Boys & Girls’ Association
  • Legion of Mary
  • Society of Vincent de Paul
  • Young Men’s Association
  • Young Women’s Association
  • Eucharistic Crusaders
  • Renewal Prayer Team
  • S.C.C (Anbiam)

Relgious

  • Franciscan Servants of Mary(FSM)
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