PEZZONIPETA

Patron : Our Lady of Resurrection
Parish : Rev. Fr. Thota Mariadas sdb
Asst. Parish Priest :
Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
Pezzonipeta, Vijayawada – 520 003

Telephone No : 0866 – 257 79 15 / 257 99 16

Institutions:
➢ Don Bosco R. C. M. High School
➢ Mary Help of Christians Technical School
➢ Nava Jeevan Bala Bhavan

Catholics : 3074
Chapels : 04
Catechists : 06
Substations : 26
Parish Schools : 01
Teachers : 10

History:
Pezzonipeta(1943) was bifurcated from St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish, Vijayawada, and was canonically erected into a Parish on 1st of January, 1955. It owes its name and origin to Msgr.H.Pezzoni who started the conversion movement in our diocese in 1920s. He was a member of the Municipality and the Distrisct Board and obtained some land from the Municipality for his christians and hence the name Pezznipeta obtained after his name. Fr.Natale Fumagalli PIME built the parish church which was blessed on 25th December 1959. The presbytery built by Fr.N.Fumagalli was extended by Fr.Rimondi PIME in 1971. The parish was entrusted to the Salesian Fathers in 1980.
From Pezzonipeta parish were bifurcated the prishes of Gunadala, Christurajapuram, Nunna, Ajitsinghnagar and Satyanarayanapuram. In turn from Christurajapuram arose the parishes of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Labbipeta. A new parish Church-cum-parish Hall was constructed by Fr.Sebastian SDB and it was blessed by Marampudi Joji. Bishop Mulagada John and Bishop Mathew Cherian Kunnel PIME, on 16th February 2000. And also a new chapel and community hall was blessed by Most Rev. Bishop Prakash Mallavarapu on 24th September 2002.

Substations: 26
R E colony, Traffic colony, Boggauline Quarters, Poornanadampet, Khadar Street, Battulavari Street, Medabalivari Street, Manchalavari Street, Adiah Street, Perumallu Street, Mother Theresa Street, R C M Street, Sunderrao Street, Zachariah Street, Allauddin Street, Peter Street, David Street, Madar Street, Khasim Street, Batistpalem, Khuddusnagar, Keddusnagar, Kedareswarapet, Santhinagar, Ramalingeswarapet, Ayodhyanagar.

Former Parish Priests:
Fr. Natale Fumaglli PIME (Jan 1955 – Jul 1965)
Fr. Anchise Rasi PIME (Jan 1965 – Sep 1967)
Fr. Michael SJ (Sep 1967 – Jun 1969)
Fr. Vempeny Joseph (Acting PP) (Jul 1969 – Feb 1970)
Fr. Rimondi Carlo PIME (Feb) 197 – Mar 1973)
Fr. Kottoor Sebastian (Mar 1973 – Sep 1978)
Fr. Yadala Balaswamy (Mar 1979 – May 1980)
Fr. Emprayil Mathew SDB (Jun 1980 – May 1982)
Fr. Mayolan Johnson SDB (May 1982 – May 1989)
Fr. Koshy Thomas SDB (May 1989 – May 1995)
Fr. Muthalakuzhiyil Sebastian SDB (May 1995 )