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Diocese of Dindigul

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospices:
    1
  • Family apostolates:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    2
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    18
  • Orphanages:
    4
  • Socio-economic centers:
    5

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Anbiams (Basic Christian Communities):
    Convener: Father A. Morris
  • Bible:
    Convener: Father K.A. Arockiasamy
  • Catechetical & Liturgical:
    Convener: Father S. Gabriel Antonysamy
  • Charismatic:
    Convener: Father A. Maria Arputham
  • Dialogue & Ecumenism:
    Convener: Father A. Panneer Selvam
  • Education:
    Convener: Father J.Selvaraj
  • Evangelization:
    Convener: Father S. Devaraj
  • Family & Health:
    Convener: Father S. Stephen Gaspar
  • Justice & Peace:
    Convener: Father Ernest Antonysamy
  • Pious Associations:
    Convener: Father A. Soosai Arockiadoss
  • Pontifical Mission Societies:
    Convener: Father A. Melkie Lawrence
  • Property in-charge:
    Convener: Father S. Amalraj
  • SC/ST & BC (Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and Backward Castes):
    Convener: Father Joseph Xavier
  • Social Communication:
    Convener: Father R. Maria Louis
  • Vocation:
    Convener: Monsignor K.S. Arockiasamy
  • Women commission:
    Convener: Sister Mary Irene, SSHJ
  • Youth & Labor Convener:
    Father John Napoleon

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Christian Renewal Movement of India
  • Kolping Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Sacred Heart League
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society

Social Communications

  • Diocesan website:
    www.dindiguldiocese.org
  • Printing Press:
    Address: St. Mary's Press, Beschi College, Dindigul- 624 001, India
  • Social communications office: Father Maria Louis:
    Address: P.B. 62, St. Joseph's Cathedral Campus, Dindigul 624 001, India Email:[email protected]
  • The diocese publishes a newsletter:
    Dindigul Diocesan Newsletter (DDN)
  • The diocese runs a cultural troupe called Dindigul Diocesan Valanar Kalaikottai Kalaikuzu
  • The Jesuits in the diocese publish Narkuranai Veeran and Yesuvin thiru yirudhai Thoothan (Tamil Monthly)

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Primary schools:
    62
  • Primary schools- Students:
    22,424
  • Post Secondary:
    24
  • Post Secondary - Students:
    32,956
  • Pre-primary schools:
    14
  • Pre-primary schools -Students:
    964
  • Secondary schools:
    10
  • Secondary schools - Students:
    13,378

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