Kalyana Matha

Kalyana Matha

Address:

Kalyana Matha Church
Pothakalanvilai
Tuticorin Dt
Pin : 628 702.
Ph.No :04639-261230.

Brief History:

The Madurai Mission List of 1914 has Pothakalanvilai, with 800 catholics, as one of the 9 substations of Sokkankudiyiruppu. In 1935 it was made an independent parish with Navamudalur, Kolunthattu and Valathur as its substations. Even before the inception of the parish, on the 23 rd of January 1924 , Bishop Roche laid foundation for the new church. Fr. Pancar became the first parish priest. After 14 years work started in the time of Fr. D. Mascaranhas, continued during the time of Fr. M.S. Antoy, and dome was built in the time of Fr. Lourdumani. As construction was almost complete during the time of Fr. Kagoo, Bishop Thomas Fernando on the 23 rd of January 1971 consecrated the church.

Parish Priests:

Fr. Rajareegam
Fr. Aloy Navamoni

Patron : ThiruKalyana Matha
Feast of the Patron : January 23

Substations:

Kolunthattu
Church constructed in: 1935
St. Xavier Church

Valathur
Church constructed in: 1930
St. Antony Church

Navamudalur
Church constructed in: 1956
Our Lady of Good Help Church

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