VISANNAPETA

Patron : Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Parish Priest : Rev. Fr. George Puthenpura, PIME

Address : Parish Priest & Vicar Forane
Catholic Church
Vissannapeta,
Krishna Dt. – 521 215

Telephone number : 08673 – 27 28 34

INSTITUTIONS:
St. Theresa Convent
St. Theresa Hostel for Girls
St. Theresa E. M. High School
St. George’s Boarding Home

Established: (1955)

Catholics : 3441
Chapels : 10
Catechists : 10
Substations : 09

HISTORY:

Visannapeta (1956)was bifurcated from chintalapudi and was canonically erected a parish on 1 Jan, 1985. Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME baptized the faithful of Visannapeta on 23rd Dec, 1956. He built the presbytery and the parish church was dedicted to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He also built the convent, the school and the Home for the Handicapped Boys. He was the parish priest of this place ever since it was erected in 1955 except during his furioughs in Italy until 1995. The old Church in St. Teresa’s school campus was demolished due to its unsafe conditions, and the present Church near the presbytery, was built by Rev. Fr. George Puthenpura P.I.M.E. It was blessed on 12-12- 2002 by Rt. Rev. Dr. Prakash Mallavarapu, Bishop of Vijayawada.

SUBSTATIONS: 09
Chithapuru – East (1964), Chithapuru – west (1973), Gourampalem (1975), Kondaparava (1957), Maremanda (1980), Mittagudem (Tatakuntla) (1971), Mutrasipalem (1972), Mutrasipalem West, Sitharampuram (1975), Narsapuram.

FORMER PARISH PRIESTS:
Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME (Jan 1955 Sep 1959)
Fr. Anchise Rasi PIME (Sep 1959 Oct 1960)
Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME (Oct 1960 Jun 1964)
Fr. John Eudes Fernz PIME (Jun 1964 Nov 1965)
Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME (Oct 1965 Apr1973)
Fr. Thota Balaswamy PIME (In – charge) (Apr 1973 1973)
Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME (Dec 1973 1978)
Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME (Dec 1978 Apr 1984)
Fr. Orlando Quintaba PIME (In – charge) (May 1978 Dec 1978)
Fr. Mannala Zacharia (Apr 1984 May 1985 )
Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME (May 1985 Jul 1991)
Fr. Polimetla Joachim (In – charge) (Jul 1991 Jan 1992)
Fr. Mario Fumagalli PIME (Jan 1992 Jan 1995)
Fr. Lakkapamula David (ELURU) (Jan 1995 Sep 1996)
Fr. Pidathala Balaswamy (Sep 1996 Apr 1998)
Fr. Amarlapudi Karunakar (Apr 1998 Mar 200)
Fr. George Puthenpura PIME (Mar 2000 )

History is updated till 2008.
Statistics as per 2011