NUNNA

Patron : Sacred Heart
Parist priest : Rev. Fr. Joseph Karachira, MSF
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
Nunna, Krishna Dt. – 521 212

Telephone No : 0866 – 285 26 18
Catholics : 2425
Chapels : 06
Catechists : 04
Substations : 07
Parish Schools : 01
Teachers : 02

Institutions:
➢ St.Ann’s Convent
➢ St. Ann’s Rural Health Centre & T B Sanatorium
➢ Missionaries of Charity (Brothers Regional House)
➢ Noothan Jeevan Bhavan- Home for the Mentally Retarted
➢ Sacred Heart Parish Orphanage for boys

History:
Nunna(1958) which is situated on the outskirts of Vijayawada was bifurcated from Pezzonipeta and became an independent parish in April 1971. Rev.Fr.C.Rimondi PIME, when he was parish priest of Pezzonipeta had acquired eight acres of land on the Vijayawada-Nuzvid highway. The presbytery was built in 1973. Fr.Jose Nedumackal built the parish church in 1976 Fr.M.Masala PIME remodelled the presbytery. This mission is now entrusted to the MSFS Fathers in 1979. Fr.Joseph Vlchatt designed and built a beautiful entrance gate and erected the statues of Our Lady and Jesus on the Cross in 1999.

Substations: 07
Bodapadu (1928), N. Mariapuram, Kanasanapalli (1981), Nekkalam Mlp (1955), Nekkalam Gollagudem (1955), Chanupallivarigudem (1950), Surampalli (1945),

Former Parish Priests:
Fr. Kaithakkott Jose (Mar 1971 – Apr 1972)
Fr. Makiyi Mani (Apr 1972 – Oct 1974)
Fr. Nedumackal Jose (Oct 1974 – Feb 1977)
Fr. Maurizio Masala PIME (Feb 1977 – Seb 1978)
Fr. Muppasseril Mathew (Sep 1978 – Jan 1979)
Fr. Karachira Joseph MSFS (Janj 1979 – May 1987)
Fr. Nellimalamattam Joseph MSFS (May 1987 – May 1996)
Fr.Souriamkuzhi Philip MSFS (Jul 1996 – May 1998)
Fr. Joseph Vichatt MSFS (May 1998 – Mar 2000)
Fr. Manayathumariyil Mathew MSFS (Mar 2000 – May 2004)
Fr. Thomas Vazhayil MSFS (May 2004 – Oct 2007)
Fr. Joseph Karachira MSFS (Oct 2007 –