KALIDINDI

Patron : St. Joseph
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Thota Sunil Raju

Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
Kalidindi
Krishna Dt. – 521 344

Telephone No : (08677) 23 20 62

Catholics : 5100
Chapels : 15
Prayer huts : 02
Catechists : 14
Substations : 07
School : 01
Teachers : 02

Institutions:
➢ St. Joseph’s Convent & Hospital
➢ St. Joseph’s Parish Orphanage for Boys

History:
Kalidindi in kaikaluru Mandal belong to Bhyravapatnam Parish until it was separated and erected into a new parish on 01st October, 1961. The presbytery was built by Fr. Vinci PIME, but it was re-modeled by Fr. Francis Sales in1967. The parish church was built by Bro. Giani Davide PIME and Fr. Francis sales in 1968. The new Parish Church and presbytery were built by Fr. Abraham Thomas in the year 2000 – 2001. In the year 2006 a stage was constructed in the parish campus with the generous contribution of Fr. Pidathala Balaswamy, the Director of Social Service Centre.

Substations: 07
Barrinkalagaruvu, Edavalli (1954), Gollagudem, Guravayyapalem, Komdangi, Komduru, Lakshmipuram (1979), Lodida Lanka, Maddavanigudem (1925), Maria Rudravaram (1979), Mattagunta (1959), Mikitarypeta, Mulalanka, Nehrunagar, Nagannacheruvu, Paulpeta, Sanarudravaram (1956), Santhoshapuram (1954), Santhinagar, Thadinada, Venkatapuram, Peddalankd.

Former Parish priests:
Fr. Francis Vinci PIME ( Oct 1961 – Oct 1963)
Fr. P. Framcos Sales ( Oct 1963 – Nov 1971)
Fr. Vempeny Joseph ( Nov 1971 – Nov 1975)
Fr. Thengumthottam John Matthew ( Nov 1975 – Mar 1981)
Fr. Pasam Arogyam ( Mar 1981 – Jan 1983)
Fr. Muppasseril Mattew ( Jan 1983 – Dec 1983)
Fr. Kolakani Marianna ( Dec 1983 – Feb 1986)
Fr. Mandadi Prasad ( Feb 1986 – Feb 1990)
Fr. Kandula Maria Babu ( Feb 1990 – May 1994)
Fr. Guda Melchir Raju ( May 1994 – Oct 1995)
Fr. Kattrukudiyil Abraham Thomas (Oct 1995 – Aug 2004)
Fr. Y. Thamby Nirmal Kumar (Aug 2004 – May 2007)
Fr. G. Suresh Merlo Babu (May 2007 – May 2011)
Fr. Prakash Molugumati (May 2011 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Thota Sunil Raju ( Nov 2016 –