St.Antony

St.Antony

Address:

St. Antony’s Church
Anthoniarpuram
Korampallam P.O,
Tuticorin Dt
Pin : 628 010.
Ph.No : 0461-2340533.

Brief History:

The village known now as Anthoniarpuram came to exist in 1890. A few years before that people had been living about half a kilometer from the village under the leadership of Mr. Siluvaimuthu Nadar. They built a thatched church and worshipped with a Crucifix and a statute of St. Antony. Later they moved to the east and built a thatched church in the place where our old church had been. In 1925 a church was built. As population increased, Fr. William, as parish priest of Pudukottai laid the foundation for a bigger church. On the 17th of July 2001, Bishop Peter Fernando bifurcated Anthoniarpuram from Pudukottai and laid foundation for the rectory. Fr. Selva George became its first parish priest and the church was consecrated on the 15th of January 2002. The primary school started on 3-6-1900 was upgraded as a middle school on 3-6-2002. The substations Maravanmadam and Madathur had been ancient missions. The church is Madathur was built by Fr. Puje in 1877.

Parish Priests:

Fr. Selva George 2002-2006
Fr. S.M. Amaladas 2006

Feast of the Patron Saint : Flag hoisting on the first Tuesday of January
Second :St. Catherine of Siena
Feast :Flag hoisting on the first Friday of August

Substations:

St. Joseph Church
Madathur
Church constructed in: 1887

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church
Ramanachiarpuram
Church constructed in: 1926

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Maravanmadam
Church constructed in: 1893

Holy Cross Church
Thiraviyapuram
Church constructed in: 1958

Child Jesus Church
Indira Nagar
Church constructed in: 2002

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