Vellore Diocese

Vettavalam Parish

Originally, Vettevalam was a part of Attipakkam Parish in Pondicherry Archdiocese Around 1840, it was established as a separate Parish, according to tradition, the present Parish Church. Dedicated to Immaculate Heart of Mary, was constructed by Fr. Sheik Miller the year 185s. In 1865, Fr. Darras built a Church on the nearby hill, in honour of St. Joseph Fr. Darras was followed by Frs. Sireshter and Belaventhirar as Parish Priests Fr. Darrasas again the Parish Priest from 1911 to 1915. He was succeeded by Fri. Amaladas, Packianathar, Gnanaaniekam, Pallinarampil, Michaclnathar, S. Soosai and Philip Theduka When Fr. Philip Thodate the Parish Priest, the centenary of the Parish Church was celebrated in the 1955. After Fr. Philip. Frs. K. O. Abraham, G. Mathias and V. P. Antoniny were the Parish Priests. The present Paris Priest ta Fr. John Peter, who took charge of the Parish in January 1977. In 1932, Gengupatte which was part of vettavalam Parish, was established as a separate Parish. Later on, Tiruvannamalai, Pavithira and Cuddalore were also separated from Vettevalm and erected as Parishe Naraiyur and Olappady. At present, Vettevalam 2 sub-stations in Vettevalem Parish, which are in Pondicherry Archdiocese, became a part of Vellore upgraded into a Middle Diocese in the year 1969, St Mary’s Primary School, started by Fr. Amaladas, School in 1947. The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes was erected in 1915 In the year 1919. St Aloysius Convent and a Primary School for site, sea later became a Middle school. Were established. The Paris has 2,912 Catholic the Legion of Mary-Vattevalt Cars and other Associations are great assets to the Parish. They all mean to dourish during the Past three Yean.
  • Parish Details
  • Parish Name : Vettavalam Parish
  • Church Name : Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
  • Post : Rev Fr. Parish Priest, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Vettavalam, Tiruvannmalai Dt
  • Contact : 9962812866
  • Run By : Diocesan
  • Vicariate : Vettavalam Vicariate
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