NAWABUPETA

Patron : St.Joseph
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Gundabathini Kishore Kumar
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
NAWABUPETA
Krishna Dt. – 521 190

Telephone No : 08678-28 43 45
Catholics : 3336
Chapels : 07
Catechists : 05
Substations : 07
Parish Schools : 01
Teachers : 02

Institutions:
➢ St. Joseph’s Convent and Hospital
➢ St. Joseph’s U.P. School

History :
Nawabupeta(1916) was erected into a parish in 1st February, 1941. The Good News of Salvation was first announced there by PIME Missionaries around the year 1898. The parish church was built by Fr.Mazzela and it was blessed by Bishop D.Vesmara on the 10th of January, 1917. Later, Fr.Desenzani, who was also a Doctor, opened a small dispensary at Nawabupeta. A new parish church started by Fr. Thelagathoti Paul was completed by Fr.Plathottam Jose, it was blessed by His Lordship Joseph Thumma in 1988. The present Presbytery was constructed by Fr. Dovari Joseph in the year 2005 and 14 stations were constructed by Fr. Kamatham. Mariadas in the year 2009.

Substations: 07
Bellamkondavaripalem (1938), Bandipalem (1979),Cheruvukumapalem(193), Gowravarm (1940), Mullapadu (1926), Pochampali (1941), Thotacherla (1938).

Former Parish Priests:
Fr.D.Desenzani PIME (Feb 1941 – Jun 1960)
Fr.J. Sinolella PIME ( 1956 – Dec 1964)
Fr.Francis Vinci PIME (Feb 1964 – Apr 1979)
Fr. Palakudy Mathew (Apr 1979 – Dec 1970)
Fr. A PEzzoli PIME (Dec 1970 – Jul 1977)
Fr. Kavalam Francis (Jul 1977 – Feb 1980)
Fr. Mannala Zacharias (Feb 1980 – Mar 1981)
Fr. Mannala Peter (Mar 1981 – May 1984)
Fr. Thelagathoti Paul (May 1984 – Dec 1986)
Fr. Plathottam Jose (Dec 1986 – Dec 1991)
Fr. Inti Anthony (incharge) (Dec 1991 – May 1992)
Fr. Guda Melchior Raja (May 1992 – May 1994)
Fr. Kavalam Francisw (May 1994 – May 1996)
Fr. Bellamkonda Innaiah (May 1996 – Sep 1996)
Fr.Merugumala Chinnappa (Sep 1996 – Apr 1998)
Fr.Panengaden John Prasad (Apr 1998 – May 2004)
Fr. Dovari Joseph (May 2004 – May 2007)
Fr. Kamatham Mariadas (May 2007 – May 2010)
Fr. Gotru Merlo Suresh (May 2010 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Gundabathini Kishore Kumar ( Nov 2016 –