VELLATURU

Patron : St. Joseph
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. Tera Raraju

Address : Parish Priest
Catholic Church, Vellaturu
G. Konduru (P.O)
Krishna Dt. – 521 229

Telephone No : 0866 280 23 37

Institutions
RCM Elementary School

Established: (1998)

Catholics :
Chapels :
Substations : 04
Catechists :
Prayer Huts :
Parish Schools :
Teachers :

History:
Vellaturu, a very traditional catholic village, was part of Kondapalli parish until Mylavaram was erected a parish in 1971. It was then part of Mylavaram parish. Vellaturu alone has 350 catholic families. Bishop Mathew Cheriankunnel PIME was very instumental in building up of the faith of Vellaturu while he was residing at Chandragudem. He built a chapel in Vellaturu in 1973. Vellaturu was erected as parish on 25 september, 1998 and Fr. Medepalli Solomon Raju was appointed as the first parish preist of Vellaturu. As a first parish priest Fr.M.Solomon Raju played a prominent role in building up the parish in all the areas. The New Parish Church was constructed by Fr. Medepalli Solomon Raju and blessed by His Lordship Most. Rev. Mallavarapu Prakash on16th December, 2005 and Fr.Medepalli Solomon Raju also constructed new presbytery and it was blessed by His Lordship Most Rev Mallavarapu Prakash, on 28th March, 2004. The new R.C.M school was constructed in place of old one by Fr. Medepalli Solomon Raju and was blessed by His Lordship Mallavarapu Prakash on 23rd January, 2008. Prayer Tower and Kalvarikonda were also constructed by Fr. M. Solomon Raju. Fr. Gonthupolugu Kiran Babu constructed Stations of the Cross and entrance gate and wall for Church and was blessed on 6th March, 2011 by His Lordship Most Rev Mallavarapu Prakash. Under the guidance of Fr. Mandala Velaknigi Raju the Kalvarikonda was heightened and Dhwazasthambam was erected and they were blessed by Msgr. Merugumala Chinnappa on 16th December, 2012.

Substations:
Vellaturu New (1962), Vellaturu Old (1963), Kandulapadu (1972), Chegireddipadu (1973).

Parish priest :
Fr. Medepalli Solomon Raju (Oct 1998 – May 2010)
Fr. Gonthupolugu Kiran Babu (May 2010 – June 2011)
Fr. Mandala Velangini Raja (June 2011 – April 2013)
Fr. Gunturu Don Bosco (May 2013 – April 2017)
Fr. Tera Raraju ( May 2017 –