NEHRUPETA

Patron : Our Lady of Protection
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Dara Balaswamy
Asst. Parish Priest :
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church, Dum Dum Gardens
Nehrupeta, NUZVID
Krishna Dt. – 521 202

Telephone No : 08656-23 22 03
Catholics : 4076
Chapels : 12
Catechists : 10
Substations : 11
Parish Schools : 01

Institutions:
➢ Parish Orphanage for Boys

History:
Nehrupeta(Nuzvid West) (1954) was bifurcated from Avutapalli and was canonically erected in April 1953. Fr.J.Calderaro PIME was the pioneer missionary of this area. Fr.Mario Arosio PIME built the old presbytery and the church. Later on the parish centre was shifted to Nehrupeta, close to the Catholic commuity, where Fr.John Leoncin PIME had the new church built in 1972 by Fr.J.Simonella in memory of the Genoa Missionaries. Fr.J.Varicat built the new presbytery in 1976. Fr.Kalakal Anthony added a spacious Boarding Home for boys. A new presbytery was built by Fr.K.J.Anthony and it was blessed by Bishop Mathew Chriankunnel PIME, on 13th December 1999. The parish was bifurcated and Edara was erected a parish in 1999.

Substations: 11
Annvaram Church (1956), Hanumanthulagudem (1954), Kukkalagudem, (1973), Nandigama Sunkollu (1972), Pothureddipalli Mdg (1955), Pothureddipalli Mlp (1973), Regunta (1925), Sunkollu (1955), Venkatadripuram (1974), Venkatayapalem (1973), Velagala gudem.

Former Parish Priests:
Fr. Varicat Jacob
Fr. Thirumalareddy Balareddy
Fr. Mallavalli Balaswamy (Mar 1975 – Jun 1978)
Fr. Thoppil Thomas (Jun 1978 – Mar 1981)
Fr. Kollanoor Thomas (Mar 1981 – Dec 1986)
Fr. Kalakal Anthony (Dec 1986 – May 2003)
Fr. Louis Raju Mandapati (May 2003 – May 2005)
Fr. John Raju Junjunuri (May 2005 – May 2007)
Fr. B. Vijaya Raju (May 2007 – June 2011)
Fr.Thamabi Nirmal Kumar (June 2011 – May 2013)
Fr. Panthagani Lazar (May 2013- May 2017)

Fr. Dara Balaswamy (May 2017 –