POLUKONDA

Patron : St. Thomas
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Kovvala Joji Babu
Address Parish Priest
Catholic Church, POLUKONDA
Krishna Dt. – 521 327

Telephone No : 08677 28 22 69

Institutions :
➢ St.Thomas’ Orphanage for Boys

Catholics : 5064
Chapels : 14
Prayer Huts : 01
Catechists : 14
Substations : 17
Parish Schools : 02
Teachers : 4

History:
Due to the expansion of Vennanpudi parish with the reception to faith of several villages in the Kolleru area and the favourabl reponse from many caste villages around Polukonda, a new parish centre was erected. The land and a house were purchased by fr, puzhakara joseph, parish priest of vennanapudi and fr. Ettackakunnel Thomas who succeeded him and organized the setting up of the new parish. Fr. Thomas remodelled the house and built the parish church which wa blessed on 29th of April, 1981.

Substaions: 17
Amedkarnagar, Anamanapudi, Dandigaanapudi (1967), Etigattu, Gajulapadu, Gunnanapudi (19798), Kommalamudi,Nakkavaripalem, Nandigamalanka, Ponukumadu (1902), Rudrapaka (1931), Sankarapadu (1907), Serigolvepalli, Suraivanipalem (1981), Tamirisa centre, Unikili (1931), Showrivaripuram (1901).

Former Parish priests:
Fr. Ettackakunnel Thomas ( Jan 1978 – Mar 1981)
Fr. Puthenpura George PIME (Mar 1981 – Aug 1981)
fr. Kallooparamil Joseph (Aug 1981 – Apr 1983)
Fr. Quintaba Orlando PIME (Aug 1983 – May 1987)
Fr. Francis Raco (May 1987 – Mar 1988)
Fr. Thumma Albin Reddy (Mar 1988 – Feb 1991)
Fr. Kolakani Marianna (Feb 1991 – May 1994)
Fr. Kandula Maria Babu (May 1994 – Aug 1999)
Fr. Vanamala Xavier (Aug 1999 – May 2004)
Fr. Thenali Thomas (May 2004 – Jun 2011)
Fr. Kolikepogu Anil Francis (Jun 2011-Oct 2016)

Fr. Kovvala Joji Babu ( Nov 2016 –