Velankanni Mission Church: Kadamalaikundu

Parish Name :
Velankanni Mission Church
Address :
R. C. Church, 241/4 w, Main Road,
Kadamalaikundu P.O.,
Theni dt – 625 579
Patron Saint :
Our Lady of Velankanni
Telephone No :
A Brief history

As parish priest of Usilampatti, Rev. Fr. N. P. Alphonse had started the pioneering mission work in Kadamalaikundu. He had constructed the presbytery in 1987. In 1989, Rev. Fr. Francis Sales SJ was appointed as the first parish priest of Kadamalaikundu. He was also Director of Varusanadu Social Service society. He constructed the Church cum community Hall in 1990. It is the mission station of the diocese.
Rev. Fr. J. Jude Vadakarai was appointed as the next parish priest in June, 1996. Fr. S. Eronimus S.J was appointed as his successor from June, 2001.

Succession of Parish Priests

Fr. Francis Sales s.j.    –      1989 – 1996

Fr. Jude Vadakarai      –      1996 – 2001

Fr. Eronimus s.j.          –      2001 – 2011

Fr. R. Joseph s.j.        –      2011

   Substations with chapels

Kandamanur, Urakundan.

The parish is situated in Andipatti taluk and the Catholics are spread out in the  following villages

Kadamalaikundu          –      16 families

Manalathukudisai         –      11 families

Varusanadu                 –      6 families

Koilparai                     –      1 family

Urakundan                   –      1 family

Vanathai puram           –      3 families

Kandamanur                –      1 family

G. usilampatty             –      3 families

Participatory structures in the parish

Since the number is small all the parish matters are discussed and
decided with all the people present after the Sunday mass.


St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Religious in the Parish

a)   Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: 2 members,
Ph: 04554-228366 at Varusanadu.

b)   Sisters of the Presentation of Our Lady : 3 members       
     Ph:04554-228343 at  Manalathukudisai.

Secular Institute


Institutions under the Parish Priest


Institutions under the Religious

Varusanadu Social  service society,

a) Manalathukudisai, Ph: 04554 – 228343,

b)   Varusanadu, Ph: 04554 – 228366.