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Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospices:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    4
  • Homes for the elderly:
    8
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    37
  • Orphanages:
    31
  • Socio-economic centers, training centers:
    29

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All India Catholic Union
  • Basic Christian Communities
  • Holy Childhood
  • Inter Religious Fraternal Life Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Vincent de Paul Society
  • Youth Association for Boys in Schools
  • Youth Association for Girls in Schools
  • Youth Christian Students Movement in Schools
  • Youth Groups in Parishes
  • Youth Jesus Association

Social Communications

  • Archdiocese weekly "Sarvaviyabi
  • Commission for Mass Media and Communication:
    In charge: Father S. Pitchaimuthu
    Addresses: St. Xavier's Pastoral Centre & Communication Centre, Netaji Nagar, Uppalam, Pondicherry - 605 001, Tel: (91) 413-235 6259/235 3411
  • St. Xavier pastoral center acts as a cultural center

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Post-secondary School:
    38
  • Primary School:
    111
  • Primary School - Students:
    9,285
  • Post-secondary School - Students:
    29,942
  • Middle School:
    30
  • Middle School - Students:
    12,746
  • Secondary School:
    21
  • Secondary School - Students:
    4,973

Major Archdiocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Archdiocesan Education Board: Father J. Pau
  • Commission for Bible: Father Maria Selvam
  • Commission for Catechism and Liturgy: Father P. A. Aruldoss
  • Commission for Clergy, Religious, Seminarians and Vocation: Father V. S. Lourdusamy
  • Commission for Evangelization, Ecumenism and Dialogue: Father S. Maria Joseph
  • Commission for Family, Laity and Labour: Father I. Ratchagar
  • Commission for Health and Pro-Life: Father S. Antonysamy
  • Commission for Justice, Peace and Development: Father A.S. Antonisamy
  • Commission for Mass Media and Communication:
    Father S. Pitchaimuthu
  • Commission for SC/ST/BC:
    Father S. Antony Sagayam
  • Commission for Youth:
    Father T. Nasian Gregory
  • St. Xavier:
    Netaji Nagar, Uppalam, Pondicherry - 605 001
    Phone: (91) 413-235 6259, (91) 413-235 3411

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