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Archdiocese of Madurai

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Homes for the disabled:
    4
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    28
  • Orphanages:
    19
  • Socio-economic centers:
    4

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Action Society
  • Catholic Association
  • Christian life Community
  • Christian Renewal Movement of India
  • Franciscan III Order
  • Kolping Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Movement for Better World
  • Sacred Heart League
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Young Christian Workers Movement

Social Communications

  • Father Antony Rajan is in charge of the social communications office
  • Printing Press:
    St. Augustine's Press, Madurai
    Phone: (91) 452-2736134
  • Printing Press:
    MAVIGA, Madurai
    Phone: (91) 452-2560090

  • The archdiocese publishes a monthly newsletter, DNL, and a monthly newspaper in Tamil, Catholikku Sevai

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Primary Schools:
    123
  • Post-secondary Schools - :
    9,870
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    65,795
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    6
  • Pre-primary Schools:
    47
  • Pre-primary Schools - Students:
    4,650
  • Secondary Schools:
    44
  • Secondary Schools - Students:
    55,790

Major Archdiocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Christian Life:
    Convener: Father S. Peter Kulandai
  • Commissions:
    Father S. Peter Kulandai (director, Nobili Pastoral Centre)
    Addresses of all commissions: c/o Nobili Pastoral Centre, Madurai - 625 007, India
    Phone: (91) 452-256 6086
  • Communications:
    Convener: Father Antony Rajan
  • Dialogue :
    Convener: Father A.K. David
  • Ecumenism :
    Convener: Father A.K. David
  • Education :
    Convener: Father M. John Martin
  • Evangelization :
    Convener: Father P. Gandhi Savarimuthu
  • Family Welfare :
    Convener: Sister Selvamani
  • Justice, Development and Peace :
    Convener: Father M Apolin Claret Raj
  • Labor :
    Convener: Father S. A. Pari Valan
  • Laity :
    Convener: Lobo Albert Roy
  • Madurai Multipurpose Social Service Society :
    Convener: Father T.R. Jayabalan
  • Vigilance :
    Convener: Monsignor Z. Joseph Selvaraj
  • Vocation and Seminaries:
    Conveners: Monsignor Z. Joseph Selvaraj and Father Apolin Claret Raj
  • Women :
    Convener: Mrs. Sophia
  • Youth :
    Convener: Father S.A. Pari Valan
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