VATSAVAI

Patron : St. Anthony of Padua
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Neelam Lourdu Raj

Address : Parish Priest, Catholic Church
VATSAVAI
Krishna Dt. – 521 402

Telephone No : 08654 – 28 23 12

Institutions :
I.C.M House( ICM-Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Established: (1972)

Catholics : 1511
Chapels : 08
Catechists : 07
Substations : 07
Parish Schools : 01
Teachers : 02

History
Vatsavai (1967), was bifurcated from Jaggayyapeta and was canonically erected a parish in April 1972. Fr. Jacob Varicat, who was incharge of Jaggayyapeta, baptised this village on 9th April, 1967. But the good tidings were announced in this region between 1880 and 1890 by the missionaries residing at Bayyaram in Khammam district. Fr. Anthony Palakal built the presbytery in 1974 and the parish church in 1980. Bishop Joseph Thumma blessed the church on 13th June, 1980.

Substations: 07
Allurupadu (1970), Dabbakupalli (1948), Lingala (1975), Pentalavarigudem (1942), Polampalli (1953), Pochavaram (1970), Vamulnarava (1957).

Former Parish Priests
Fr. Palakal Anthony (Apr 1972 – Mar 1981)
Fr. Panthalani Thomas (Mar 1981 – Dec 1986)
Fr. Kaithakott Jose (Dec 1986 – Jun 1991)
Fr. Thengumthottam John Mathew (Jun 1991 – Aug 1999)
Fr.Kandula Maria Babu (Aug 1999 – May2004)
Fr. Golla Vijay Kumar (May 2004 – May2009)
Fr.Johnny D’Cruz (May 2009 – Oct 2016)

Fr. Neelam Lourdu Raj ( Nov 2016 –