St. Ann's

St. Ann's

Address:

St. Anne’s Church
Rajakrishnapuram
Tuticorin Dt
Pin : 627 114.
Ph.No : 04652-267393.

Brief History:

Rajakrishnapuram parish had been a substation of Azhagappapuram until 1964 when Fr. Paul Bastian became its priest in-charge. He pulled down the old rectory and built a new one. On the 5th of August 1965, Fr. M.S. Antony became its first parish priest. Fr. Lobo came as tthe parish priest in 1968. Then Frs. Irudayaraj, Maria Viagulam, Rosario Coriera and Poobalrayer served as parish priests. In 1971 Fr. Paul Bastian took charge of the parish once again. After one year it was made temporarily a substation of Azhagapparuram where Fr. M.S. Antony was parish priest. With his efforts, foundation was laid for the church at Rajakrishnapuram by Bishop Ambrose in December 1972. When Fr. Peter Raja became the parish priest in 1973, he completed the construction of the church and bell tower. Bishop Ambrose consecrated the church on the 27th of December 1975. Taking charge of the parish in 1982, Fr. S.M. Amaladas built a grotto to Our Lady of Lourdes in front of the church. He also built a grotto to St. Antony at Parappuvilai and made it a substation. Fr. P. Stanislaus Pandian in 1984 enlarged the rectory and made the grotto at Parappuvilai a small church of St. Antony, which was consecrated by Bishop Amalnather in 1986. The silver Jubilee of the parish was celebrated on the 25th of July 1990. In May 1995 Fr. John Britto became the parish priest. He beautified the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Anjukiraman became a substation in his time.

Parish Priests:

Fr. Ambrose T.M. 1998

Patron : St. Ann

Substation:

Parappu Vilai
Church constructed in: 1986
St. Antony Church

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