S.F.S CHURCH, THIRUKOGARNAM

S.F.S Church, only the secondchurch under the patronage of St. Francis de Sales in Tamil Nadu is almost 60 km from Thanjavur. This parish was a substation of Pudukkottai parish (Vicariate). Even at that time, the people were attending the Mass on Sundays in the seminary. It was bifurcated from the main parish on 7th July 1996. Fr.A.Arockiasamy (Vizag Province) was the first parish priest. He had to stay in the Minor Seminary and the Sunday mass was celebrated in the Seminary chapel as there was no parish church.

In 2004, when Fr. N. Arockia Selvam was the parish priest, the diocese bought a land in view of constructing a parish church. There are a few shops in the ground floor and a hall on the first floor. The hall is being used as the parish church from the year 2004. The substations of the parish are: Sundaramnagar, Balanagar, Annainagar and Annammalpuram.

Vision and Mission Statement

The parish priest present at Thirukogarnam is committed to have the parish people to the next level in their spiritual journey with theprogrammes to re-evangelize and to meet their spiritual thirst. People here are very religious minded wanting to come closer to God.

There are also some people who are not much interested in spiritual activities, Regular house visit and new ways of animating prayers will be attractive to them. There is also long standing desire to build the church. We have laid the foundation stone on Sunday 8th July 2012. We are also encouraging the school children (Education Ministry) through S.F.S reward for 10th and 12th class students. To encourage the children for regular Mass, we have started 100 Mass rewards.

Parish Priests
Fr.A.Arockiasamy 1996 – 1999
Fr.S.Joseph Xavier 1999 – 2001
Fr.N.Arockia Selvam 2001 – 2007
Fr.S.Wilson Fernando 2007 – 2008
Fr.A. Innacimuthu 2008 – 2011)
Fr. S. Amirtha Nathan 2011- 2015
Fr. Sahaya Wilson 2015

Assistant Parish Priest: Fr. M. Banjamin Sunder (2011-2012)

Address
S.F.S. CHURCH
Maharajapuram Road
Thiruvappur, Thirukogarnam P.O.
PUDUKKOTTAI Dt – 622 002
Tamil Nadu, S. India
Tel: 04322 – 236227
P. Sahaya Wilson S, Parish Priest