OUR LADY OF FATHIMA CHURCH, KODUNGAL

Our Lady of Fathima Church, Kodungal is located in the Taluk of Thirukoilur in Villupuram District.This parish was bifurcated from Mugaiyur and was erected as a separate parish on 27 July 2000 and was entrusted to the Congregation of MSFS.Fr. C. John Britto took charge as the first parish priest. Out of 30000 people living in Kodungal, the Catholics number 2759, which forms 460 Catholic families. The following villages are attached to Kodungal as Substations: 1)Veerachozhapuram, 2)Paranur, 3) Melakondur, 4) Kilakondur,5) Puttur, and 6) Kadaganur.The parish church was blessed on 6 December 1994, prior to the arrival of the MSFS.Many of the parishioners are government employees, of whom a considerable number of persons is employed in the Indian Army. They are very good people with new vision and achievement of the technologies.

The parish House was built by Fr. F. Emmanuel,blessed byRt. Rev. Dr. S.Michael Augustine, the Archbishop of Pondicherryand opened by Rev.Fr. Mani Panthalani, the Provincialon 02 February 2003. The confreres here are involved in faith formation, formation of Basic Christian Communities, Faith Associations, House   visits, special prayer services,Evening Tuitions and Youth movement.

Parish Priest
Fr.C.John Britto 2000-2002
Fr. F. Emmanuel 2002-2003
Fr. D. Robert 2003-2009
Fr. S. Antony (sr) 2009-2012
Fr.S. Vanathaiyan 2012

 

Priests in other responsibilities
Fr. A. Justin Diraviam (Vizag Province)Fr. S. Arockia Charles 2010-2011
Fr.M. Maria FrancisBritto 2011-2012
Fr.A. Charles Michael 2012