Velayuthapuram
Patron of Parish
Established On
Population
Catholic
:
:
:
:
St. John berchmans
11.02.1958
1,15,580
5400
Vicairate : Sankarankovil
Church Name : St. Berchman's Church
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Maria Antonyraj
Asst. Parish Priest : -
Address : St. John Berchamans’Church, Velayuthapuram, Athuvazhi Via, Tirunelveli Dt-627 760
District : Tirunelveli
Telephone : 04636-241350

Parish Priest

Brief history:


Though Velayuthapuram was an insignificant village, it was one of the most important substations of Sundarnachiapuram Parish. The inhabitants of this village were converted by the Veteran missionary. The local Christian were very strong in faith. They themselves come forward to donate pieces of land to form a big campus for the church and presbytery. As a consequence of the zealous efforts of the people, the down of the separate parish of Velayuthapuram took place on 11th February 1958 Most Rev. Leonard issued the order Velayuthapuram as new parish. Fr. Manala was the first parish priest who built up the faith of the people. After the bifurcation, for almost eleven priests love done the ……….. In 1987, new parish, Duraisamipuram was bifurcated for Velayuthapuram now at priest Fr. Jesu Raj M.P. is sheparding the parish a parish priest

Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Jacob Manala 2. A.S. Kulandai 3. R. Visuvasam 4. Alex Thayil SJ. 5. Lourduraj 6. Eronimus SJ. 7. Fr. Joachim 8. Fr. Nicholas 9. Fr. A. Joseph Kennedy 10. Fr. Moyeeson M. 11. Fr. M.P. Jesuraj 12. Fr. Peter Pitchaikkan 13. Fr.M. Selvaraj, 14. Fr. Michael Raj C.P., 15.⦁ Fr. Maria Antonyraj. M

Institution

  • R.C. Middle School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Devipattanam
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Naranapuram
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Velayuthapuram
  • R.C. Primary School
    run by: RC Diocese Of Palayamkottai (D), Vasudevanallur
  • Little Flower Dispensary
    run by: Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod (SCC), Velayuthapuram

Sub Station With Church

  • Sivagiri
  • Vasudevanallur
  • Naranapuram
  • Sanganaperi
  • Yemenpatty
  • Shanmuganathapuram
  • Thalavaipuram
  • Ramanathapuram
  • Devipattinam
  • Ullar

Sub Station Without Church

  • Arulachi
  • Saravanapuram
  • Sangupuram
  • Mettupatti
  • Kasiyapuram

Pious

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

Relgious

  • Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod(SCC)
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