GOLLAPUDI

Patron : The Resurrection
Parish Priest :Rev. Fr. Pamiti John Stephen
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
GOLLAPUDI
Krishna Dt. – 521 225

Telephone number : 0866-241 30 33
Catholics : 1651
Chapels : 03
Catechists : 03
Substations : 04

Institutions:
➢ St. Anthony’s Convent (sisters of St Ann of Providnece)
➢ Asha Nilayam & Orphanage
➢ Asha Hospital

History:

Gollapudi (1930) on the outskirts on Vijyawada, was baptised by Fr. P Alati on 26 June, 1939. This suburban village is dear to the Catholic Community of Vijaywada since the Cemetery is locaed here. Gollapudi was erected into aparish on 18th September, 1974. And it was made up of villages from the parishes of St.Peter’s Cathedral and Kondapalli. Fr. Chacko Puthumayil, director of the Catholic Centre at that time located at the old Bishop’s House was first parish priest. Fr. Francis Vinci PIME was the first to reside at Gollapudi.
The parish Church was blessed by Bishop Joseph Thumma on 25 February, 1979. It was built by Fr. Marampudi joji, then Secretary to the bishop who took a special interest in this parish. He also built the presbytery and catechist’s house.
The sisters of St. Ann of Providence opened their convent here in 1975 with a Health Centre attacked. Later a techical school for girls was added the Asha Nilayam ITI built with the legacy of Bishop Thumma Showry of Nellore and blessed inaugurated on 13 Aug, 1982.

Substations: 04
Dharga, Ambedkar Nagar, Nallakunta, Saipalem,

Former Parish Priests:

Fr. Chacko Puthumayil (Sep 1974 – Apr 1977)
Fr. Marampudi Joji (May 1977 – Jan 1978)
Fr. Francis Vinci PIME (Feb 1978 – Mar 1979)
Fr. George Vadakel (Apr 1979 – Sep 1979)
Fr. Francis Vinci PIME (Sep 1979 – Jul 1981)
Fr. Thelagathoti Paul (May 1981 – Dec 1981)
Fr. Chollackal V. Alexander (Dec 1981 – May 1982)
Fr. Jose Velikakam (Jun 1982 – Apr 1983)
Fr. Joseph Kallooparampil (Apr 1983 – Sep 1985)
Fr. Francis Kavalam (Sep 1985 – Feb 1991)
Fr. Tiburtius Raja PIM (Feb 1991 – May 1997)
Fr. Manayathumariyi Mathew MSFS (May 1997 – Mar 2000)
Fr. Ignatius Puthur MSFS (Mar 2000 – May 2004)
Fr. Susai Maria Bernard (May 2004 – Aug 2004)
Fr. Marri Philoman Raju (Aug 2004 May 2009)
Fr. Mallavalli Balaswamy (May 2009 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Pamiti John Stephen (Nov 2016 –