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Diocese of Tuticorin

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for family apostolate:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    9
  • Homes for the disabled:
    3
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    9
  • Orphanages and child welfare centers:
    25
  • Training centers:
    21
  • Youth centers:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communities:
    Father Joseph Rathinaraj
    Caldwell Colony, 3rd Street, Tuticorin - 682008
  • Bible Commission:
    Fr. James Victor
    Natcheythi Naduvam, Millerpuram, Palayamkottai Road, Tuticorin - 682008
  • Commission:
    Social Communication Father Jerald S. Ravi
    Bishop's House, Tuticorin- 682001
    Phone: (91) 461-2320750
  • Education Commission: Father John Selvam:
    Bishop's House, Tuticorin - 682001
    Phone: (91) 461-2320035
  • Health Commission:
    Father Starwin
    Lucia Centre, Meelavitan, Tuticorin 682005
  • Labour Commission:
    Father Venice Kumar
    Bishop's House, Tuticorin- 682001
    Phone: (91) 461-2320035
  • Laity Commission:
    Father Joseph Rathinaraj
    Sangamam, Laity Centre, Caldwell Colony, Tuticorin - 682008
    Phone: (91) 461-2375808
  • Schedule Caste & Schedule Tribes:
    Father Leo Jayaseelan
    Bishop's House, Tuticorin- 682001
    Phone: (91) 461-2320035
  • Service Society :
    Tuticorin Multipurpose Social Father Starwin
    Bishop's House, Tuticorin- 682001
    Phone: (91) 461-2320035
  • Valliyur Multipurpose Social Service Society:
    Father Rex Lumine
    Our Lady of Fatima Church, Valliyur, Tirunelveli District - 627 116
    Phone: (91) 462-220363
  • Vocation Commission:
    Father Julian
    Little Flower Seminary, Innaciarpuram, Tuticorin - 682002
  • Youth Commission:
    Father John Suresh
    Udhaya Tharagai, Youth Center, Innaciarpuram, Tuticorin 682002

Social Communications

  • Pavalam Social Communication Centre also acts as a cultural center.
  • Ganathuthan (Messenger of wisdom), a Tamil monthly magazine
  • Illayadeepam (young light), a youth magazine
  • radio studio as part of its communication centre which produces programs for Radio Vaticana.
  • Social communication commission and communication centre.:
    Father Jerald S. Ravi Address: Pavalam social Communication Centre, Bishop's House, Tuticorin - 682001
  • The diocese also has a website:
    www. tuticorindiocese.com

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Primary School:
    130
  • Primary School -Students:
    34,170
  • High School:
    67
  • High School -Students:
    24,540
  • Post-secondary School:
    34
  • Post-secondary School -Students:
    10,934
  • Secondary School:
    20
  • Secondary School -Students:
    9,484
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