NANDIGAMA

Patron : Velankanni Matha
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Duggimpudi Rakesh Reddy
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
NANDIGAMA, Krishna Dt. – 521 185

Telephone No : 08678-27 66 25
Catholics : 4772
Chapels : 08
Catechists : 07
Substations : 08
Parish Schools : 01
Teachers : 03

Institutions:
➢ Don Bosco Convent & Elementary School
➢ Don Bosco High School & Boarding Home for Boys
➢ Don Bosco High School & Boarding Home for Girls

History:
Nandigama, which was erected as a mission in 1913 with headquarters at Nawabupeta, was bifurcated from Nawabupeta and was erected into a parish on 25th January 1967. This area was evangelized by Rev. Frs. F. Rolli, M. Civati and P. Gabriel between 1900-1906.
After the parish of Siluvagirinagar was bifurcated from Nandigama in September 1985, the parish centre was shifted to the present location where the new presbytery was built by R. Ettackakunnel P.Thomas and was blessed by Bishop Joseph Thumma in 1986. The new parish Church, also built by Fr. Ettackakunnel P. Thomas, was blessed on 23.04.1989. The Stations of the Cross around the Church were built by Fr. Valle. Vijaya Joji Babu in the year 2003 and were blessed by Most Rev. Prakash Mallavarapu.

Substations: 08
Anasagaram, Chandapuram,Chandaralapadu, Kasarabada (1974), Kethaveerunipadu (1957), Kodavatikallu (1959), Kondapeta (1985), Pokkunuru (1985).

Former Parish Priests:
Fr. Francis Vinci PIME (May 1967 – May 1968)
Fr. V Pagano PIME (May 1968 – Feb 1969)
Fr. Francis Vinci PIME (Feb 1969 – Sep 1969)
Fr. Bastolo Galizzi PIME (Sep 1969 – Nov 1973)
Fr. B Picascia PIME (Nov 1973 – Mar 1979)
Fr. Chintagunta Innayya (Mar 1979 – Feb 1980)
Fr. Pasam Arogyam (Feb 1980 – Mar 1981)
Fr. Ettackakunnel Thomas (Mar 1981 – Jul 1989)
Fr.Mannala Peter (Jul 1989 – Apr 1998)
Fr.Thumma Albin Reddy (April 1989 – Sep 2000)
Fr. Valle Vijaya Joji Babu (April 2001 – Aug 2003)
Fr. Katam Vijaya Kumar (Mar 2003 – May 2006)
Fr. Chacko Thottackara (May 2006 – June 2011)
Fr. Mandapati Louis Raju (June 2011 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Duggimpudi Rakesh Reddy ( Nov 2016 –