Parishes

(As per 2018 update)

5. AMMEMBAL (1931)
ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE

Address : Ammembal, Chelur P.O.
Via Kurnad 574 153, Bantwal tq.
Tel. : 08255–271244
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Catholics : 1035 F. 229

P. P : Rev. Lawrence Mascarenhas
Mob : 9480486415
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Institution:

1. St Thomas Aided Hr Pry School
Tel.: 08255-271335

 


(As per 2017 update)

AMMEMBAL : (1931) ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE

Address : Ammembal, Chelur P.O. Via
Kurnad 574 153, Bantwal tq.
Tel. : 08255–271244

Catholics: 1094 F: 224

P. P : Rev. Lawrence Mascarenhas
Mob. : 9480486415
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Institution:
1. St Thomas aided Hr Pry School
Tel.: 08255-271335

 


(As per 2016 update)

(1931) St Thomas the Apostle

Ammembal, Chelur P.O. Via Kurnad - 574 153
Bantwal tq.
Tel.: 08255–271244

Catholics: 1094     Families: 224


Publication:
 Parish Bulletin : "AMMEMBALSO ARSO" – Annual

Parish Associations:
 SSVP, ICYM, YCS, SFO, Altar Servers, Sthree Sanghatan, SCC Parish Animation Team, Catholic Sabha.

Timing of Masses:
 Sundays    : 7.30 a.m., 10.00 a.m.
 Weekdays : 7 a.m.     Fridays : 4.30 p.m.

Office Hours: 9.00 to 12.30  -  2.30 to 5.30

Parish Priest : Rev. Valerian Frank     Tel.: 9611283253
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Institution:
1. St Thomas aided Hr Pry School.     Tel.: 08255-271335

 


(As per 2014 update)

St. Thomas the Apostle, Ammembal

Amembal, Chelur Post, Via Kurnad - 574153, Tel.: 08255-271244, 08255-271950    

Established in: 1931, Catholics: 1004, Families: 215


Parish Priest :  Rev. Fr. Valerian Frank

Institution:
1. St. Thomas Aided Hr Pry School     Tel.: 08255-271335


HISTORY:

Prior to 1931, Ammembal was a part of Mogarnad and Fajir parishes.  A chapel was built there  by Fr Francis S. D’Souza  in between 1911 and 1923.  Since 1919, a thatched house was used for the church services, and all the church services were conducted here.  The church site was donated by Mr J.F. Rego whose bungalow attached to the Chelur property had served  dual purposes – as a  residence of the priest and  as a temporary chapel.  Bishop Victor Fernandes by a decree which came into effect on January 1, 1932  erected the parish with Fr Gasper S. Lewis as the first parish priest, who constructed a presbytery.   Fr Joseph D’Souza built the new church in 1946 and the new presbytery.  Fr Placid Pereira built the new Altar, and Fr E. Ligoury Pinto the church portico in 1963.  Fr Joseph Machado constructed the new belfry.  It was inaugurated on January 28, 2001.

Prior to the construction of the school building by Fr Lewis, the school activities were being held in the bungalow of Mr J.F. Rego.  St Thomas Higher Primary School at Chelur was started in 1919.  The school attendance registers of that time are accessible, and well maintained even today.  Fr Mark Valder built the new school building, which was inaugurated on June 9, 1991.

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