CARMEL NAGAR

Patron : St. Joseph
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Peyyala Mariadas
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church, Carmel Nagar
Gunadala, VIJAYAWADA – 520 004

Telephone No : (0866) 245 58 89
Catholics : 180
Chapels :
Catechists : 01

Institutions:
➢ St.Joseph’s Pastoral centre
➢ Don Bosco Formation House (Salesians of Don Bosco)
➢ Carmel Ashram (Cloistered Carmelite Nuns)
➢ Madonna Convent (Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pondichery)
➢ Madonna Institute fro the Deaf
➢ Vijaya Mary Convent & IntegratedSchool for the Blind
➢ Prasanth Bhavan (Sisters of Sty. Ann, Luzern)
➢ Deepa Nivas (Rehabilitation Centre for Street Boys)
➢ St.Joseph’s Studentates (Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart)

History :
The Carmelnagar was bifurcated from the parishes of Gunadala and Kesarapalli and was canonically erected a Quasi-Parish on 01 January, 1996. Fr. I Swaminadham, the Director of Pastoral Centre was appointed as the first parish priest. The presbytery and the Parish Church are presently under construction. After his transfer Fr. N. David continued the work and the same was completed by Fr. B. Samuel John. The Church was blessed on March 19, 2002 by Bishop Mypan Paul, the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese. When Fr. Samuel John was the Parish Priest, Pedda Musthabad and Chinna Musthabad were given back to Kesarapalli parish.

Former Parish Priests:
Fr. Imandi Maria Swaminadham (Dec 1995 – Apr 1998)
Fr. Nakka David Raju (Apr 1998 – Aug 1999)
Fr. Bezwada Samuel John (Aug 1999 – Aug 2004)
Fr. B.L. Francis (May 2005 – May 2006)
Fr. Peter Mannala (May 2006 – May 2009)
Fr. Basani Papi Reddy (May 2009 – May 2012)
Fr. Peram Devadath (May 2012 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Peyyala Mariadas ( Nov 2016 –