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Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospices:
    1
  • Centers for family apostolate:
    2
  • Homes for the disabled:
    14
  • Homes for the elderly:
    12
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    60
  • Orphanages:
    43
  • Socio-economic centers, training centers:
    120
  • Youth centers:
    6
  • Youth hostels:
    31

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Associations - St Vincent de Paul:
    M.J. Martin Kennedy, President, Madras Central Council, 14, Robinson Park Colony, Washermanpet, Chennai - 600 021. Phone: (91) 44-2590-1140
  • Associations - Altar Servers' Association Father Jude B Pragasam, Vocation Promoter:
    25 Rosary Church Road, Santhome, Chennai - 600 004. Phone: (91) 44-2787-4220
  • Associations - Apostolate in the Modern World (AIM):
    Irudayaraj (in charge), No.1, Malayappan Street, R A Puram, Chennai - 600 028
  • Associations - Association of Salesian Co-operators:
    C.R. Rajarathinam, 4, Shanthi Nagar, Madhavaram High Road, Perambur, Chennai - 600 011. Phone: (91) 44-2537-2260
  • Associations - Catholic Charismatic Renewal:
    W.R. Baburaj, President, 12/2, N No.15/2, Jaya Apartments, Jayaram Avenue, Shastri Nagar, Chennai - 600 020. Phone: (91) 44-2491-1945
  • Associations - Franciscan III Order:
    V.A. Chandrasekar, President, 6, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Eden Dale - 2C, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Phone: (91) 44-2499-2658
  • Associations - Lay Apostolate Divine Word Society:
    Evan S. Santhanaraj, Logos P No. 1141, 16th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai - 600 083. Phone: (91) 44-2489-1144
  • Associations - Legion of Mary:
    A. Xavier, Vice President, Catholic Centre, 64 Armenian Street, Chennai - 600 001. Phone: (91) 44-2538-5562
  • Associations - Luke's Catholic Medical Guild:
    Dr. D. Vimala Mary, President, No.6, Nimmo Road, Santhome, Chennai - 600 004. Phone: (91) 44-2494-2265.
  • Associations - Nurses Guild of Madras:
    Sister Dominic SD, SD Convent, No.35, Madhavaram High Road (North), Perambur, Chennai - 600 011. Phone: (91) 44-2537-7937
  • Associations - Professionals:
    Fellowship of Catholic
    Cynthia Alexander, President. No.1, Umayal Road, Kilpauk, Chennai 600 010. Phone: (91) 44-2644-0002
  • Associations - Seafarers' Welfare Association:
    Rev Fr B Antony, Annai Velankanni Shrine, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai - 600 090. Mobile: (91) 9841-176-623
  • Movements - Archdiocesan Catholic Association of Chennai:
    F.A. Nathan, President, 15 & 16, Judie Flats, 13, Rosary Church Road, Santhome, Chennai - 600 004. Mobile: (91) 9840-231-914
  • Movements - Christian Worker:
    A.V Johnson, President, 14/27A, Little Mount, Kannadasan Nagar, Ramapuram, Chennai - 600 089. Mobile: (91) 9884-273-178
  • Movements - Kolping Movement:
    Father Arul Devadoss, Kolping Tower - II Floor, 329 (Old No.128) TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018. Phone: (91) 44-2499-6926, Fax: 2498-7690. Email: [email protected]
  • Movements - Laity Council:
    V J William Kumar, President, 25, 8th Street Padi Pudu Nagar, Anna Nagar West, Chennai - 600 101. Mobile: (91)9841243055
  • T N Secretariat Catholic Staff Fellowship:
    J. Irudaya Raj, 3 Raja Joseph Colony, Dharga Road, Pallavaram, Chennai - 600 043. Phone: (91) 44-2240-3748

Social Communications

  • Archdiocesan website:
    www.madras-mylapore.org
  • Cultural Center:
    Abhinaya Nattiya Palli, 151 Luz Church Rd, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004
    Phone: (91) 44-2499-1344/2499-5078
  • Culture & Communication Centre:
    Loyola College, PB 716, Chennai - 34
    Phone: (91) 44-2817-5656/57
  • DBICA Media Education:
    Kilpauk, Chennai - 10
    Phone: (91) 44-2642-3930/2643-1151
  • Diocesan Communication Center:
    In Charge: Father Ignatius
    Pastoral Centre, 25 Rosary Church Road, Santhome, Chennai - 600 004
    Phone: (91) 44-2558-7732 Mobile: (91) 9840-351-488
  • Information Centers:
    Deepagam Catechetical Centre, 45, Landons Road, Kilpauk, Ch - 10.
    Phone: (91) 44-2642-8162
  • Information Centers:
    St Thomas Information Centre & Museum, Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Santhome High Road, Chennai - 600 004.
    Phone: (91) 44-2498-5455
  • Information Centers:
    Arutchudar, Catholic Enquiry Centre, 63 Armenian Street, George Town, Chennai - 600 001. Phone: (91) 44-2538-5563
  • nformation Centers:
    Annai Velankanni Marriage Information Centre, Annai Velankannai Shrine, Besant Nagar, Chennai -90.
    Phone: (91) 44-2491-1246
  • Printing Press:
    Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts, 18 Landons Rd, Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 0010
    Phone (91) 44-2641-1588, 2641-3800
    Fax: (91) 44-2641-1588, 2641-3800
  • Printing Press:
    St Louis Institute of Printing Tech., Adyar, Chennai - 20
    Phone: (91) 44-2491-7556
  • San Thome Communication Centre:
    150, Luz Church Road, Chennai - 4, 600 004
    Phone: (91) 44-2499-5078/2499-1344; 2494-3314 (residence)
    Fax: (91) 44-2499-2943
  • The archdiocese also publishes national English fortnightly:
    New Leader and a Tamil monthly magazine, Niravazhvu (fullness of life)

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post-secondary School:
    123
  • Post-secondary School - Students:
    5,138
  • Primary School:
    56
  • Primary School - Students:
    55,084
  • Secondary School:
    103
  • Secondary School - Students:
    87,564
  • Pre-primary School:
    54
  • Pre-primary School - Students:
    13,482

Major Archdiocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communities
  • Bible Commission
  • Catechetical Commission
  • Evangelization Commission
  • Family Commission
  • Health Commission
  • Justice, Peace & Development Commission
  • Labor Commission
  • Laity Centre
  • Laity Commission
  • Liturgy Commission
  • SC/ST/BC Commission
  • Social Communication
  • Vocation Commission
  • Women Commission
  • Youth Commission
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