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Diocese of Palayamkottai

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Arts College - Students:
    1690
  • Arts Colleges:
    1
  • Colleges of Education:
    2
  • Colleges of Education - Students:
    298
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    15
  • Post-Secondary Schools -Students:
    10135
  • Pre-primary School - Students:
    2865
  • Pre-primary Schools:
    24
  • Primary School - Students:
    14825
  • Primary Schools:
    81
  • Secondary School - Students:
    37432
  • Secondary Schools:
    48
  • Teacher Training Institute - Students:
    40
  • Teacher Training Institutes:
    1
  • Technical Training Center - Students:
    185
  • Technical Training Centers:
    1

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Family apostolates:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    2
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals, clinics, dispensaries:
    19
  • Hostels for youth:
    5
  • Orphanages:
    16
  • Socio-economic centers:
    10

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communities:
    Director: Father V.K.S. Arulraj
  • Bible, Catechetics and Liturgy:
    Director: Father Motcharajan
  • Communication:
    Director: Father Antony Viyagappan
  • Ecumenism and Dialogue:
    Director: Father Maria Francis
  • Education:
    Director: Father Peter
  • Evangelization:
    Director: Father Aloysius Durairaj
  • Family:
    Director: Father Amalan (Director of Pastoral Centre)
  • Labor:
    Director: Father Antony Viyagappan
  • Laity:
    Director: Father Rex Justin
  • Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Backward Castes:
    Director: Father Varghese
  • Tirunelveli Social Service Society:
    Director: Father Arulraj. S
  • Vocation:
    Director: Father Sahaya John
  • Women:
    Directress: Esther David
  • Youth:
    Director: Father Varghese

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Servers Association
  • Catholic Gospel Group
  • Catholic Renewal Group
  • Holy Childhood
  • Legion of Mary
  • New Life Prayer Group
  • Third Order of Francis of Assisi
  • Viagula Matha Sabai
  • Vincent de Paul
  • Youth Movements

Social Communications

  • Diocesan web site:
    www.palayamkottaidiocese.org
  • Magazine:
    The diocese publishes Uirtha Parvai (Risen Vision), a diocesan magazine in Tamil.
  • social communication office in charge:
    Father Antony Vijayagapan
    Address: Thembavani Thottam, Shanthi Nagar, Rahmat Nagar, Palayamkottai, India
    Phone: (91) 462-254 1430
  • The diocese runs Semmani Kalaikuzhu, a cultural troupe.
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