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ST SEBASTIAN’S CHURCH, NAGALUR

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Brief History: The village of Nagalur was a sub-station of St Francis Xavier’s Church, Peria Kodivery. In 1849 Rev. Fr Berthon built a church. In 1926 Rev. Fr Dominic renovated and extended this church. In 2009, the church was renovated.
Address : St Sebastian’s Church, Nagalur
Via-Athani-638 502, Erode Dt
Telephone : 04256-261256
Established : 1849
Catholics : 1530
Sub-Stations : 1. St Paul the Hermit’s Church, Karumparai
2. St Antony’s Church, Karadikal

Religious : Franciscan Sisters of St Joseph

 

Vocations : Male: 5; Female: 12

Institutions : 1. R.C. Elementary School, Nagalur

2. St Sebastian’s High School, Nagalur

3. St Joseph’s Dispensary, Nagalur

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH, MICHAELPALAYAM

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Brief History: In 1888, a new sub-station was opened by Rev. Fr Berthon
and the place was called Michaelpalayam. In 1942, it was made a  separate parish with Rev. Fr Kosche as its first parish priest. The present church was constructed in 1958 by Rev. Fr E. Fernandes and it was renovated and extended in 2003.
Address : St Michael’s Church, Michaelpalayam
Via-Anthiyur-638 501, Erode Dt
Telephone : 04256-262250
Established : 1942
Catholics : 1200

Sub-Stations : Nil

 

Religious : Sisters of Charity of Sts Bartholomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa

 

Vocations : Male:10; Female:2

Institutions :

1. R.C. Primary School, Michaelpalayam

2. St Michael’s High School, Michaelpalayam

3. St Michael’s Nursery and Primary School, Michaelpalayam

ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH, CHINNAPALLAM

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Brief History: A church was constructed in Chinnapallam already in 1866 by
Rev. Fr Pageault. It was made a separate parish in 1954 with Rev. Fr C.A.

Antony as its first parish priest. The present church was constructed in 1982
by Rev. Fr P.J. Mathew.
Address : St Joseph’s Church, Chinnappallam P.O.
Via-Ammapettai-638 311. Erode Dt
Telephone : 04256-277380
Established : 1954
Catholics : 437
Sub-stations : Nil

Religious : Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Bon Secours

 

Vocations : Male:1; Female:Nil

 

Institutions : 1. St Joseph’s Middle School, Chinnappallam

2. Sagaya Annai Home for Children, Chinnappallam

ST MARY’S CHURCH, BHAVANI

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Brief History : Bhavani was a sub-station of St Joseph’s parish Chinnapallam.
It became a separate parish in 1968. Rev. Fr Sebastian Palattil was its first
parish priest. In 2000, a new church was constructed and blessed.

Address : St Mary’s Church, Annanagar
Bhavani-638 302, Erode Dt
Telephone : 04256-230831
Established : 1968
Catholics : 560
Sub-Stations : 1. Amala Annai Church, Periamoolapalayam
2. St Antony’s Church, Vadamalaipalaym

Religious : Franciscan Sisters of the Presentation of Mary

Vocations : Nil

Institutions :

1. St Mary’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Bhavani
2. Sneha Community College, Bhavani

ST IGNATIUS’ CHURCH, BUDAPADI

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Brief History: In 1981, the church was built by Rev. Fr P.J. Mathew. Until 1982, Budapadi was part of St Joseph’s parish Chinnapallam. In 1984 it became an independent parish under the zealous foresight of Rev. Fr Jean Nouet MEP. 

Address : St Ignatius’ Church, Budapadi P.O
Via-Ammapettai-638 311, Erode Dt
Telephone : 04256-227681
Established : 1982
Catholics : 850
Sub-Station : 1. Our Lady of Lourdes’ Church, Umarediyur

2. St John De Britto’s Church, Chithar

3. St Paul the Hermit’s Church, Kittampatti

Religious : 1. Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate

2. The Institute of Brothers of Sacred Heart

3. Sisters of Jesus

Vocations : Male:8; Female:1

Institutions :

1. Assisi Hospital, Budapadi

2. Christ the King Nursery & Primary School, Umarediyur

3. Panpagam, Budapadi

4. St Ignatius Higher Secondary School, Budapadi

5. St Ignatius Primary School, Budapadi

6. St Ignatius Nursery & Primary School, Budapadi