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Priests

Parish Priests

History Of Our Parish


  • Patron of Parish : Sacred heart of jesus(first patron),

  • Established On : our lady of lourdes (second patron)

  • Population : 1943

  • Catholic : 35,000 | 2,596

  • Vicairate : Ambasamuthiram

  • Church Name : Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

  • Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Simon Selvan I.

  • Asst. Parish Priest :

  • Address : Sacred Heart Church, Irudayakulam, Vickaramasingapuram (P.O) 627 425, Tirunelveli Dt.

  • District : Tirunelveli

  • Telephone : 04634-220288

Brief history

In early days this place was known as Utchankulam. Later it was renamed as Irudayakulam which coincides with the patron’s name of the church of Sacred Heart. A priest resident at Irudayakulam permanently from 1905 to 1909. It had been a substation to Tenkasi Parish till 1943. Slowly catholic population had grown in number. There arose a need of making it as separate parish. This came into being on the month of June 1943. Rev. Fr. A. Couturier took charge of the place as the first parish priest. Rev. Fr. Ignatius Hirudayam S.J. began constructing a big church. But it was actually completed during the period of Fr. Lemahien, S.J. It was here Rev. Fr. A. Causanal, S.J. founded the Sacred Heart congregation for Brothers which was later shifted to Palayamkottai. People are very loving. There was famous grotto of Lourdes in the Church campus. Priests, who have been here, have done wonderful service.


Succession of the Priests:

1. Fr. Selvanathar SJ. 2. Fr. Courturier SJ. 3. Fr. Motha SJ. 4. Fr. Mudiyappar SJ. 5. Fr. Antonysamy SJ. 6. Fr. Lamai SJ. 7. Fr. Franco 8. Fr. Iruthayam Ignatius SJ. 9. Fr. Lamai SJ. 10. Fr. George Joseph SJ. 11. Fr. V.M. Joseph SJ. 12. Fr. Santiago SJ. 13. Fr. Eronimus SJ. 14. Fr. M. Arul Arockiam 15. Fr. S.L. Arulappan 16. Fr. Alphonse S. 17. Fr. S.L. Stephen 18. Fr. James, 19. Fr. Antony Xavier, 20. Fr.Arul Ambrose M., 21.Fr. Simon Selvan

Institution


  • Amali Higher Secondary School
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam

  • St. Thresa Middle School
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), V.K. Puram

  • St. Xavier’s Middle School
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam

  • Sacred Heart High School
    run by: Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ) , Irudayakulam

  • Amali Hostel
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam

  • St. Joseph’s Home for Children
    run by: Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam

  • Sacred Heart Home for Boys
    run by: Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ) , Irudayakulam

  • St. Joseph’s Home for Children
    run by: Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ), Irudayakulam

  • Agasthiar Ashram - Old Age Home
    run by: Society of Vincent de Paul (SVP),