Vellore Diocese

Pallikonda Parish

Pallikonda Parish was erected on 1-1-1942 consisting of parts of Vellore, Vaniyambady and Gudiyattam Taluks. The area of the Parish was vast, but there were only very few Catholics. There was already a Salesian Convent existing here. This Parish was entrusted to the Salesian Fathers. The Patron of the Church is St. Terera of the Child Jesus. The first Parish Priest was Fr. Phillp. W and Many Salesians Priests have laboured bere. Für many years, the Convent Chapel was used as the Parish Chare. Fr. George Pajetta, built the present beautiful & monumental Church and it was blessed on 3-10-1956. In 1964, Gudiyattam was separated from Pallikonda Parish and was erected as a separate Parish. All the villages in Gudiyattam Taluk were joined with Gudiyattam Parish Now only a part of Vellore Taluk and a part of Vaniyambady Taluk form the Parish of Pallikonda. Yet this is one of the Vast Missions of the Diocese. In 1973, a Chapel, in honour of St. Joseph, was blessed at Pachakuppam, This Chapel is built in such a place that it serves the people of the village and as well as the Catholic workers of Ambur Sugar Mills. In 1976, a Church, in bonour of Our Lady, Virgin of the poor, was blessed at Venghili. After the construction of this Church, the missionary endeavours have been boosted Up in this area and in the neighbouring Parish of Gudiyatham. 20th June, 1976, St. Teresa’s orphanage was started in the Parish for the benefit of the boys of the middle school of the Parish. This is to continue the work of the sisters who cater to the boys of the primary school. In December. 1976, a spacious orphanage building was blessed. In addition to these, there is a craft centre and a dispensary run by the sisters. From 3rd Sep-1977, the Parish is in the hands of the Diocesan Priests, Today, there are 980 Catholics in the Parish, which has 7 sub-stations The present Parish Priest is Fr. A. Sambikaita), who within a short period has put up a good Chapel at Agarameberry and is putting up big Church at Odiathur, as good many families were have come to the True Feld and there is still ample scope for conversion.
  • Parish Details
  • Parish Name : Pallikonda Parish
  • Church Name : St. Therese of Child Jesus Church
  • Post : Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Theresa of Child Jesus Church, Pallikonda, Vellore Dt - 635 809
  • Contact : 9176836178
  • Run By : Diocesan
  • Vicariate : Vellore Vicariate
St. Therese of Child Jesus Church
Fr. Arputharaj C


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