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Diocese of Kumbakonam

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Homes for the disabled:
    2
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals, clinics, dispensaries:
    35
  • Orphanages and child welfare centers:
    24
  • Socio-economic centers:
    2
  • Youth centers:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Bible:
    Convener: Father Philip Santiago
  • Commission for Communication:
    Convener: Father A. Lawrence
  • Commission for Evangelization:
    Convener: Father Philip Santiago
  • Commission for Liturgy and Catechetics:
    Convener: Father A. Francis
  • Commission for Vocation:
    Convener: Father G. Christuraj
  • Commission for Youth:
    Convener: Father T. Xavier
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue:
    Convener: Father A. Francis
  • Education Commission:
    Convener: Father S. Susai Nathan
  • Family Commission:
    Convener: Father A. Lawrence
  • Justice, Peace & Development:
    Convener: Father A. Martin De Porres
  • Labor Commission:
    Convener: Father Peter Arockiadoss
  • Laity Commission:
    Convener: Father Philip Santiago
  • Pious Associations:
    Convener: Monsignor Peter Francis
  • ST, SC & BC Commission:
    Convener: Father A. Martin De Porres

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar boys Association
  • Catholic Association
  • Christian Renewal Movement of India
  • Franciscan III Order
  • Holy Childhood
  • Kolping Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Sacred Heart League
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Young Christian Workers Movement

Social Communications

  • Beschi Communication Center:
    Address: Bishops House, P.B.No.3, Kumbakonam - 612 00, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Father Lawrence A. is in charge of the communication center
  • St. Joseph's Press
  • The diocese publishes a monthly magazine in Tamil called Annaiyin Arutsudar (Grace of Our Blessed Mother)
  • Website:
    www.dioceseofkumbakonam.org

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Secondary Schools:
    43
  • Secondary Schools - Students:
    38,268
  • Colleges:
    1
  • Colleges - Students:
    800
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    8
  • Post-secondary Schools - Students:
    7,568
  • Primary Schools:
    66
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    33,363
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