KOTAPADU

Patron : St. Joseph
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Yelisela Thamby
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
Kotapadu, Chatrai (Mndl)
Krishna Dt. – 521 214

Telephone number :

Catholics : 2473
Chapels : 07
Prayer huts : 02
Catechists : 05
Substations : 09
Parish Schools : 01
Teachers : 02

History:
Katapadu is bifurcated from Chatrai parish on 12th June 2010 with the increase in number of Catholics in Kotapadu. Its Catholic History dates back to 1940s. Fr. Gaddam China Joji was appointed as the first parish priest. Fr. Gaddam Chinna Joji constructed the presbytery and was blessed on 23rd November 2011 by His Lordship Mallavarapu Prakash.
Substations: 09
Cheepurivaripalem (1954), Gantepadu (East)(1956), Gantepadu (west)(1978), Chinnampet (1981), Kotapadu Mlp. (1940), Kotapdu Mdg. (1974), Manakollu (1983), Marribandam (1990), Parvathipuram (1979).

Former Parish priests:
Fr. Gaddam China Joji (Jun 2010 – May 2013)
Fr. Kovvala Joji Babu (May 2013 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Yelisela Thamby ( Nov 2016 –