Vellore Diocese

 

Parishes

Diocese of Vellore comprises of two civil districts namely Vellore and Thiruvannamalai. It is grouped under eight vicariates. There are 87 canonically erected parishes and two mission stations. All the parishes have resident priests. In 22 parishes there are also Assistant Parish Priests at present. Most of the parishes have substations. Many parishes are remote villages having poor road facility. Only a few parishes are self-sufficient out of the 89 parishes. 

 

Twenty nine of the parishes were erected canonically by the late Archbishop Louis Mathias SDB, before the erection of the Diocese of Vellore. Of the remaining fifty eight parishes: 

  1. Four Parishes were handed over by the Archbishop of Pondicherry -Cuddalore in November 1969; 
  2. Sixteen parishes were erected after the formation of the Diocese. 
  3. Between 1979 and 1981, five new parishes were erected. 
  4. In 1982, five more new parishes were canonically erected.
  5. Between the years 1985 to 1987, three more new parishes were erected.
  6. And in 1989, three new parishes were erected canonically. 
  7. Bishop A.M. Chinnappa SDB had erected 17 parishes canonically and 2 mission stations with resident priests from 1995 to 2002. 
  8. Bishop Soundararaju SDB erected two new parishes.

 

The entire territory of the Diocese is so divided into proper boundaries that no part of the Diocese is left without the care of a priest. However, there is still the possibility of further divisions of parishes.   The Complete list of Parishes is given below:

 

Vicariate Name Parish Name Church Name Does it have Sub-Station Run by Address Priest Image
Vettavalam Zamin Gudalore Parish St. Francis Xavier Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Francis Xavier Church, Zamin Guddalore, Via. Avoor, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 755 Image
Vettavalam Vettavalam Parish Immaculate Heart of Mary Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Vettavalam, Tiruvannmalai Dt Image
Vettavalam Sanipoondi Parish (OMD) St. Antony Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Sanipoondi, Tiruvannamalai Dt Image
Vettavalam Madurampattu Parish St. Therese of Child Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Theresa of Child Jesus Church, Madurampattu, Via.Thandarai, Tiruvannamalai Dt - - 606 804 Image
Vettavalam Gengapattu Parish Our Lady of the Rosary Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Rosary Church, Gengapattu, Via.thandarai, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 804 Image
Vettavalam Avoor Parish Sacred Heart of Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Avoor, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 755 Image
Vellore Veppur Parish Holy Cross Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Holy Cross Church, Veppoor, Via.Melvisharam, Vellore Dt - 632 509 Image
Vellore Vellore Cathedral Parish Assumption of Mary Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Assumption Cathedral, R.C.Church Road, Vellore - 632 001 Image
Vellore Shenpakkam Parish St. Joseph Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Joseph Church, Shenpakkam, Vellore - 632 008 Image
Vellore Sathuvachary Parish St. Joseph Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Joseph Church, Sathuvachary, Vellore - 632 009 Image
Vellore Pallikonda Parish St. Therese of Child Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Theresa of Child Jesus Church, Pallikonda, Vellore Dt - 635 809 Image
Vellore Pallalakuppam Parish Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Mary Perpetual Help Church, Pallalakuppam, Via. Melpatti, Vellore Dt - 635 805 Image
Vellore Old Town Parish Arokiya Annai Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Arockia Madha Church, Saidapet, Old Town, Vellore - 632 012 Image
Vellore Katpadi Parish Blessed Sacrament Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Blessed Sacrament Church, Katpadi, Vellore Dt - 632 007 Image
Vellore Kaniyambadi Parish Sacred Heart of Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Kaniyambadi, Vellore Dt - 632 102 Image
Vellore Gudiyattam Parish St. John the Baptist Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. John the Baptist Church, Katpadi Road, Gudiyattam, Vellore Dt - 632 602 Image
Vellore Gandhi Nagar Parish Sacred Heart of Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, 17th,East MainRoad, Gandhinagar, Vellore - 632 006 Image
Vellore Christianpet Parish Queen of Angels Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Queen of Angels Church, Christianpet, Via.Katpadi, Vellore Dt 623 059 Image
Vellore Bagayam Parish Infant Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Infant Jesus Church, Bagayam, Vellore Dt - 632 002 Image
Vellore A Kattupadi Parish Mary Help of Christians Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Mary Help of Christians Church, A.Kattupadi, Vellore Dt Image
Vandavasi Sirungattur Parish St. Antony Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Sirugantur, Tiruvannmalai Dt Image
Vandavasi Vandavasi Parish Sacred Heart of Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Vandavasi, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 408 Image
Vandavasi Thiruvettipuram Parish (Cheyyar) Our Lady of Dolours Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Dolours Church, Thiruvettipuram, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 407 Image
Vandavasi Thirumalpadi Parish St. Antony Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Thirumalpadi, Via.Desur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 501 Image
Vandavasi Theresapuram Parish St. Therese of Child Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Theresa Child Jesus Church, Theresapuram, Via.Thellar, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 406 Image
Vandavasi Parasur Parish St. Francis Xavier Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Francis Xavier Church, Parasur, Via.Valkudai, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 409 Image
Vandavasi Nelliankulam Parish Christ the King Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Christ the King Church, Nelliyankulam, Via.Marudadu, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 405 Image
Vandavasi Nallur Parish St. Antony Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Nallur, Via.Thellar, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 406 Image
Vandavasi Mazhuvankarunai Parish St. John Bosco Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. John Bosco Church, Mazhuvankarunai, Kilvillivanam Post, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 408 Image
Vandavasi Japthikarani Parish St. Peter and Paul Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Peter and Paul Church, Japthikarani, Via. Thellar, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 406 Image
Tiruvannamalai Viruduvilanginan Parish St. Antony Shrine yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Shrine, Viruduvilanginan, Kadagamman, Via. Thandari, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 804 Image
Tiruvannamalai Tiruvannamalai Parish Our Lady Queen of the World Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Regina Mundi Church, 2, Anna Salai, Tiruvannamalai - 606 601 Image
Tiruvannamalai Thenimalai Parish Infant Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Infant Jesus Shrine, Thenimali, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 603 Image
Tiruvannamalai Thanipadi Parish Christ the King Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Christ the King Church, Thanipadi, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 708 Image
Tiruvannamalai Thandrampet Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Church,Thandrampet, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 707 Image
Tiruvannamalai Thalaiyampallam Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Thalayampallam, Via.Thachampattu, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 811 Image
Tiruvannamalai Somasipadi Parish Pudumai Madha Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Pudumai Madha Church,Somasipadi, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 611 Image
Tiruvannamalai Perunduraipattu Parish Our Lady of Presentation Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Presentation Church, Perunthuraipattu, Via.Vanapuram, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 753 Image
Thiruvannamalai Perumanam Parish Christ the King Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Christ the King Church, Perumanam, Via.Pavithiram, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 806 Image
Tiruvannamalai Pavithiram Parish Mary Help of Christians Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Mary Help of Christians Church, Pavithiram, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 806 Image
Tiruvannamalai Mekkalur Parish Immaculate Conception Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Immaculate Conception Church, Mekkalur, Via.Kilpennathur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 601, Image
Tiruvannamalai Kilpennathur Parish (Jesuits) Sahaya Matha Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sahaya Madha Mission, 23, Anna Street, Keezhpennathur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 601 Image
Tiruvannamalai Kilnathur Parish (OSM) Arputha Matha Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Arputha Madha Church, Kilnathur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 602 Image
Tiruvannamalai Eleyankanni Parish Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Eleyankanni, Via.Vanapuram, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 753 Image
Tiruvannamalai Chengam Parish (Vincentians) St. John de Britto Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. John De Britto Church, Thukkapet, Chengam, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 709 Image
Tiruvannamalai Budhamangalam Parish (CPPS) Queen of Heaven Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Queen of Heaven Church, Budhamangalam, Via.Devikapuram, Tiruvannamalai Dt -606 902 Image
Tiruvannamalai Anthoniyar Nagar Parish St. Antony Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Anthoniyar Nagar, Pudur Chekkadi, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 70 Image
Tiruvannamalai Allikondapattu Parish St. John de Britto Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. John De Britto Church, Allikondapattu, Via.Thachampet, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 811 Image
Tirupattur Yelagiri Hills Parish (Mission) Don Bosco Centre yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Yelagiri Hills, Tirupattur Dt Image
Tirupattur Kovilur Parish St. Joseph Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Joseph Church,Koviloor - 635 602,Pudukottai Post,Vellore Dt Image
Tirupattur Vaniyambadi Parish (MSFS) Mary Help of Christians Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Mary Help of Christians Church, Komedu, Vaniyambadi, Tirupattur Dt - 635 753 Image
Tirupattur Udayendiram Parish Sacred Heart of Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Udeyandiram, Vaniyambadi, Tirupattur Dt - 635 754 Image
Tirupattur Tirupattur Parish (Salesians) Mary Help of Christians Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Mary Help of Christians Church, Post Box No.6, Tirupattur - 635 601 Image
Tirupattur Kodaiyanchi Parish St. Francis Xavier Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Francis Xavier Church, Kodayanchi Post, Via. Ambalur, Vaniyambadi Tk , Tirupattur Dt - 635 801 Image
Tirupattur Jolarpet Parish (Salesians) Our Lady of Victories Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Victories Church, Jolarpet, Tirupattur Dt - 635 851 Image
Tirupattur Ambur Parish St. Antony Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St.Antony Church, Sanrorkuppam, Ambur, Tirupattur Dt - 635 814 Image
Polur Veeralur Parish (Salesians) St. Antony Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Veeralur, Via. Adamangalam, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 901 Image
Polur Thirumalai Parish St. Dominic Savio Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Dominic Savio Church, Thirumalai, Via. Vadamathimangalam, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 907 Image
Polur Semmiamangalam Parish Our Lady of Fatima Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Fathima Church, Semmiamangalam, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 904 Image
Polur Santhavasal Parish St. Antony Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Santhavasal, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 905 Image
Polur Pulivanandal Parish St. Dominic Savio Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Dominic Savio Church, Pullivamandal , Kommanandal, Polur Tk., Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 803 Image
Polur Polur Parish (Salesians) Sacred Heart Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Polur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 803 Image
Polur Maruthuvambadi Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Maruthuvambadi, Tiruvannamalai Dt Image
Polur Koratampet Parish Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Koratampet, Via.Kanji, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 702 Image
Polur Kasthambadi Parish St. Lawrence Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Lawrence Church, Kasthambadi, Via.Kalambur , Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 903 Image
Polur Kariyandal Parish St. Antony Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Kariyandal, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 80 , Image
Polur Jamunamathur Parish (Mission) St. Don Bosco Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Don Bosco Mission, Jamunamathur , Jawadhi Hills, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 635 703 Image
Polur C Nammiyandal Parish St. Joseph the Worker Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Joseph Church, C.Nammiandal, Via.Kanchi, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 703 Image
Polur Alliandal Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Allianthal, Padiagragaram. Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 705 Image
Chetpet Thachambady Parish Our Lady of Fatima Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Thachambadi, Via. Devigapuram, Polur TK, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 902, Image
Chetpet Randam Korattur Parish (Passionists) Our Lady of Vailankanni Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Velankanni Church, Random Korattur, Paniyur Post, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 632 518 Image
Chetpet Pulavanbadi Parish St. John Bosco Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Don Bosco Church, Pulavanbadi, Via. Kalambur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 903 Image
Chetpet Pathiavaram Parish St. Anne Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Anne Church, Pathiavaram, Susai Nagar, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 632 326 Image
Chetpet Narasingapuram Parish St. Joseph Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Joseph's Church, Narasingapuram, Via.Devikapuram, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 902 Image
Chetpet Mosavadi Parish St. Joseph Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Joseph Church, Mosavadi, Via. Peranamallur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 604 503 Image
Chetpet Melpudupakkam Parish Sacred Heart Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Melpudupakkam, Via. Valandapal, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 632 318 Image
Chetpet Kolappalur Parish Our Lady of Victories Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Victories Church, Kolappalur, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 632 313, Image
Chetpet Gengapuram Parish (MSC) St. Antony Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony Church, Gengapuram, Kolappalur, Via. Arni, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 632 313 Image
Chetpet Devikapuram Parish Our Lady of Good Health Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Lady of Good Health Church, Devikapuram, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 902, Image
Chetpet Chetpet Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Chetpet, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 606 801, Image
Chetpet Arni Parish Our Lady of Presentation Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Lady of Presentation Church, Karthikeyan Road, Arni, Tiruvannamalai Dt - 632 301 Image
Arakkonam Uriyurkuppam Parish Mary Help of Christians Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Mary Help of Christians Church, Uriurkuppam, Uriur, Via.Thakkolam, Vellore Dt - 631 151 Image
Arakkonam Soganur Parish St. Francis Xavier Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Francis Xavier Church, Soganur, Guruvarajapettai, Vellore Dt - 631 101 Image
Arakkonam Sipcot Parish St. Thomas Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Thomas Church, Sipcot, Ranipet Dt - 632 403 Image
Arakkonam Ranipet Parish Our Lady of Good Health Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Good Health Church, Near E.I.D. Parry, Ranipet Dt - 632 401 Image
Arakkonam Haffieldspet Parish St. Therese of Child Jesus Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Theresa Church, Haffieldspet, 91,Mosur High Road, Arakkonam, Ranipet Dt - 631 001 Image
Arakkonam Arcot Parish (Capuchins) St. Antony Church yes Congregation Rev Fr. Parish Priest, St. Antony of Padua Church, Arni Road, Arcot, Vellore Dt - 632 503 Image
Arakkonam Arakkonam Parish Sacred Heart Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church, Arakkonam, Ranipet Dt - 631 001 Image
Arakkonam Alapakkam Parish Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church yes Diocesan Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Alappakkam, Ranipet Dt - 632 508 Image