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Diocese of Vijayawada

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospices:
    2
  • Centers for youth:
    6
  • Elderly homes:
    5
  • Homes for the disabled:
    9
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    23
  • Orphanages:
    32
  • Socio-economic centers:
    15

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Catechetics:
    In-Charge: Father Lamu Jaya Raju
  • Catechetics:
    In-Charge: Msgr. Merugumala Chinnappa and Father Lamu Jaya Raju
  • Catholic Association and Laity:
    In-Charge: Father J. John Raju
  • Catholic Charities:
    In-Charge: Father Pidathala Balaswamy
  • Dialogue and Ecumenism:
    In-Charge: Father Lamu Jaya Raju
  • Diocesan Constructions:
    In-Charge: Father Pamiti John Stephen and Father J. John Raju
  • Family:
    In-Charge: Father Lamu Jaya Raju
  • Jyothirmai:
    In-Charge: Father Lamu Jaya Raju
  • Labour:
    In-Charge: Father Pidathala Balaswamy
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Junjunuri John Raju
  • Liturgy and Music:
    In-Charge: Father Lamu Jaya Raju
  • Master of Ceremonies:

    In-Charge: Fathers John D"Cruz, Inti Anthony, Katam Vijaya Kumar
  • Press and Publicity:
    In-Charge: Father Pamiti John Stephen
  • Religious:
    In-Charge: Msgr. Merugumala Chinnappa
  • Vocations:
    In-Charge: Father J. John Raju
  • Vocations:
    In-Charge: Father J. John Raju
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Darsi Don Bosco

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic College Students Movement
  • Catholic Womens's Association
  • Graduates Association
  • Holy Childhood
  • Legion of Mary
  • Propagation of Faith
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Teachers' Guild
  • Telegu Writers Association
  • Women's Desk

Social Communications

  • Diocesan New Letter: In Vinculo Christi (IVC):
    Editor: Bishop Prakash Mallavarapu
    Address: Bishop's House, 59 A 1-7 Ring Road,
    Vijayawada - 8,
    Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Gnana Jyothi (a Telugu Monthly for Catechists):
    Editor: Father Bontha Lourdhu Francis
    Parish Priest and Correspondent
    Address: Ranigarithota
    Vijayawada, India
  • Kala Darshini - Institute of Fine Arts and Culture:
    Director: Father D. Ravi Sekhar SJ
    Address: Kala Darshini
    Andhra Loyola College Campus
    Vijayawada - 8, India
  • Thamby Velugu (a Telugu Monthly of the Shrine of Brother Joseph Thamby):
    Editor: Father Shoury OFM Cap.
    Address: Shrine of Brother Joseph Thamby
    Pedavutapally
    Krishna Dt., India
  • There is no diocesan website
  • There is no Social Communications office in the diocese
  • Vara Prasadamula Matha (a Telugu Monthly of the Shrine of Our Lady):
    Editor: Father Mallavalli Balaswamy, Rector
    Address: Gunadala Matha Shrine
    Gunadala
    Vijayawada - 4, India

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    60
  • Pre-Primary Schools -Students:
    6,650
  • Primary School:
    123
  • Primary School -Students:
    15,914
  • Colleges:
    9
  • Colleges -Students:
    7,796
  • Post-secondary Schools:
    14
  • Post-secondary Schools -Students:
    5,300
  • Secondary School:
    56
  • Secondary School -Students:
    43,518
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