TELAPROLU

Patron : The Sacred Heart
Parish Parish : Rev. Fr. Bavanu Vijaya Raju

Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church
TELAPROLU
Krishna Dt. – 521 109

Telephone No : 08676 – 28 02 70

Institutions :
Convent: St. Ann’s Convent- SSA-Sisters of St. Ann, Madavaram
RCM Elementary School
Children’s Home: SSA-Sisters of St. Ann, Madavaram

Established:  (1965)

Catholics : 5383
Chapels : 11
Catechists : 11
Substations : 14
Parish Schools : 06
Teachers : 13

History:
Telaprolu (1931), affiliation of Avutapalli parish was bifurcated and canonically erected as a parish in 1965. Fr. P. Pasquali baptised Telaprolu Malapalli in 1916, and Fr. A. Lanza built a small chapel in 1925. But the actual mission work began with Fr. J. Calderaro who baptised the Madigagudem on April 7, 1931. He built a chapel and Bishop W. Bouter of Nellore blessed it on March 12th , 1935. He also remodelled it and had it blessed in 1952. Later on in 1963, he built the presbytery. The new parish church began by Fr. Maria babu was completed by Fr. Chacko Thottakara on December 29, 1990.

Substations: 14
Amudalapalli (1941), Anandapuram (1941), Bandarigudem (1906), Garapadu (1974), Kodurupadu (1965), Koyyagurapadu (1942), Suravaram, (1942), Telaprolu (Joseph Nagar) (1931), Unguturu (1950), Veeravalli (1941), Ampapuram, Sobanadripuram, Umamaheswaram.

Former Parish priest:
Fr. Kunnumpuram Mathew (Jan 1965 – Mar 1970)
Fr. Ezharath Joseph (Mar 1970 – Mar 1971)
Fr. Auguste Zanini PIME (Apr 1971 – Jun 1978)
Fr. Chemplany Zacharias (Jun 1978 – Mar 1981)
FR. Chemplany Amaldas OFM CAP (Jun 1978 – Mar 1981)
Fr. Salika Thomas (Mar 1981 – Jul 1985)
Fr. Puthumayil Chacko (ad tempus) (Aug 1985 – Nov 1985)
Fr. Medepalli Solomon Raju (Nov 1985 – Dec 1986)
Fr. Kandula Maria Babu (Dec 1986 – Feb 1990)
Fr. Thottakara Chacko (Feb 1990 – Jun 1991)
Fr. Johny D’ cruz (Jun 1991 – May 1994)
Fr. Savariappan Cherian Rajappa (May 1994 – Apr1998)
Fr. Cherian Ambalathurithil (Apr 1998 – Aug 1999)
Fr. Guzzala Michael (Aug 1999 – May 2005)
Fr. Thirividhi Daniel (May 2005 – May2012)
Fr. Suguna Rao Molugumati (May 2012 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Bavanu Vijaya Raju ( Nov 2016 –