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Till 1940, Guntur formed a part of the Diocese of Nellore. On February 23, 1940, the civil district of Guntur was detached from the Diocese of Nellore and constituted into the new Diocese of Guntur with Msgr Thomas Pothacamury as its First Bishop.

The Telugu Catholics date as far back as 1699. During the Carnatic Mission founded by the French Jesuits, there was a large number of Catholics in the Telugu region. With the suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773, the Paris Mission Society stepped in the field and great progress was made during the time of Bp Bonnand. Later in 1834, the Telugu districts were attached to the Vicariate of Madras which was first manned by the Irish Priests from Maynooth and All Hallows and next by the Mill Hill Fathers till the constitution of the diocese in 1940, when it was entrusted to the indigenous Diocesan Clergy.

The Diocese of Guntur originally corresponded to the civil district of Guntur. In 1970, when Prakasam district was formed some taluks of Guntur district were taken over in the new district. Hence in 1977, by a decree of "Propoganda Fide" all the taluks in Prakasam district were handed over to the Diocese of Nellore except Addanki Taluk, which belongs to the Diocese of Guntur.

 
     
 

Bp GALI BALI

Born : Apr. 29, 1939

Priestly Ordn.: Dec. 19, 1964
E1. July 2,1984

Episcopal Ordn.: Oct. 23, 1984

 
 

Address:

Bishop's House,

Chandramoulinagar,

Guntur - 522 007.

Andhra Pradesh.

Tel: (0863) 35 07 20 (O), 35 02 55 (P)

Fax: (0863) 35 12 34

Patron: St. Theresa of Child Jesus
Area: 12,803 Sq.Kms
Total Population: 50,85,210
Catholics: 2,03,525
Language: Telugu

 
     
 

Statistics Personnel and Parishes

Catholic Population------------------------- 2,03,525
Parishes------------------------------------ 079
Stations------------------------------------ 550
Diocesan Priests---------------------------- 111
Religious Priests----------------------------- 060
Brothers------------------------------------ 017
Sisters-------------------------------------- 540
Seminarians (Min: 23 + Maj: 50)-------------- 073
Ecclesiastical Institutions -------------------- 019

Social Welfare Activities & Health Services

Hospitals-------------------------------------- 12
Dispensaries----------------------------------- 21
Hostels and Orphanages(boys – 42 + girls 38) --- 80
Inmates (B: 3448 G: 4150)--------------------- 7598
Home for the sick and the Dying Destitutes ----- 02
Home for the Aged----------------------------- 03
Homes for the Disabled------------------------- 02
Sishu Bhavan---------------------------------- 01

Educational Institutions

Primary and Upper Primary Schools------------------- 188
High Schools---------------------------------------- 068
Junior Colleges-------------------------------------- 012
Degree Colleges------------------------------------- 003
P.G.Colleges ---------------------------------------- 003
B.Ed Training Colleges ------------------------------- 002
Technical Training Schools--------------------------- 016
Community College ---------------------------------- 001

SERVICE CENTRES

  • 1. Catholic Centre(Dhyanalayam): Bishop’s House, Chandramoulinagar, Guntur –522 007, T: 0863 – 2350720
    2. Pastoral Training Centre: Pastoral Training Centre, Nagarjunanagar – 522 510, Guntur Dt., T: 0863 – 2293358
    3. Youth Animation Centre: Kolping Youth Animation Centre, Bongaralabeedu, Arundelpet(PO), Guntur. – 522 002, T: 0863 – 2242113.
    4. Social Service Centre: The Guntur Diocese Social Service & Welfare Centre, Jyothi Nilayam, 6/9 Brodipet, Guntur – 522 002., T: 0863 – 2353945
    5. Sponsorship Programme: Sponsorship Programme, Bishop’s House, Chandramoulinagar, Guntur – 522 007, T: 0863 – 2350720.
    6. Dalitha Vidyardhi Vikasa Kendra: Vidyarthi Vikasa Kendra, RCM Campus, Pedavadlapudi(PO) – 522 302, Guntur Dt. T: 08645 – 242299.
    7. Maria Vani(St.Mary’s Media Centre): Maria Vani, St.Agnes Church Compound, Guntur – 522 004.

PARISHES AND STATIONS

PHIRANGIPURAM: Infant Jesus Cathedral (1840), Phirangipuram P.O - 522 529 Guntur Dt. T: 08641-257225, C: 12,580
ABBINENIGUNTAPALEM: Velangani Matha Shirne (1958), Abbineniguntapalem P.O. - 522 015, Guntur Dt. T: 0863- 2294225 C: 1973
ADDANKI: Immaculate Conception, Addanki P.O. - 523 201, Prakasam Dt.
AMARAVATHI: Pallotti Niketan (1978), Amaravathi P.O. - 522 020, Guntur Dt. T: 08645- 255222, C: 6865
ANGALAKUDURU: St. Joseph Bahavan (1997), Chavavaripalem, Angalakuduru P.O. - 522 211, Via. Tenali, Guntur Dt. C:700 T: 08644 – 259088.
ATTALUR: St. Thomas (1940), Attalur P.O. - 522 436, Via parastyallur, Guntur Dt. T:0840- 255004 C:3091
BALA YESU NAGAR ( Kanaparru Bavi): Bala Yesu Shrine, Bala Yesu Nagar, Kanaparru – P.O, – 522 413,Via Satuluru, Guntur. T: 08647-272214.
BAPATLA: Suryalanka Maria Matha (1978), Patel Nagar, 1st Line, Bapatla P.O. - 522 101, Guntur Dt, C:1123, T:08643-224439
BHATTIPROLU: Christu Bhavan (1982), Bhattiprolu P.O. - 522 256, Guntur Dt, T:08648 – 248237, C:924
CHERUKUPALLI: (2004)R.C.M.Church, Cherukupalli – P.O & M.D, Guntur – Dt- 522 309.
CHILAKALURIPET: St. Theresa’s Church (1952), Chilakaluripet P.O. - 522 616, Guntur Dt, T:08647-253147. C:2386
CHRISTIANPET: R.C.Mission, Christianpet (P.O)- 522 501, Via Thadepalli, Guntur – Dt., T: 08645 – 247065.
DACHEPALLI (NADIKUDI): Our Lady of Fatima Church(1972), Nadikudi, Dachepalli (P.O). - 522 414, Guntur Dt., C: 428 T: 08649 – 247255.
DURGI: St.Joseph (1971), Durgi (P.O). – 522612, Guntur Dt., C:893 – T:08642-256995
DUGGIRALA: (2003): R.C.M.Church, Duggirala – P.O & M.D. - 522 330, Guntur – Dt T: 08644 - 279099
EDLAPADU: R.C.Mission (1997), Edlapadu P.O. - 522 233, Guntur Dt.,C:1217- T: 08647 - 276530
EMANI: St. Paul (1980), Emani P.O. - 522 308, Guntur Dt., C:3059, T:08644-248285
ENAMADALA: St. Peter (1981), Enamadala P.O. - 522 019, Via Prathipadu, Guntur Dt., C:3460, T: 0863-2288380.
GORANTLA:(2002), Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bongaralabeedu, Arundelpet – P.O – 522 002, Guntur – Dt T: 0863 – 2223604
GUNTUR:

  • St. Agnes (1904), R.C.M. Compound, Nagarampalem, Guntur 522 004., T: 0863-2355127, C: 2820
  • Bala Yesu Parish(1999),Bala Yesu Church, Stambalagaruvu, Guntur – Dt – 522 006, T: 0863 – 2213579

  • St. Anthony’s Shirne (1992), R.C.M. Compound, Nagarampalem, Guntur - 522 002., T:0863-2224218, C:2716
  • Our Lady of Lourdes (1965), Lourdes Nagar, (Bongaralabeedu), Arundelpet P.O., Guntur 522 002, T: 0863-2253770, C: 6906
  • Sahayamatha (1988), Ring Road, Guntur 522 007, T: 0863-2350616, C: 3825
GURAZALA: Good News (1995), Guruzala - P.O., 522 415, Guntur Dt., T: 08649-248701, C: 196

KANAPARRU: St. Joseph (1941), Kanaparru P.O. - 522 550, Via Satulur, Guntur Dt., C: 2141., T: 08647-272396

KAREMPUDI:Socio Education Centre (1987), Karempudi,P.O. - 522 614., Guntur Dt., C:297, T: 08649-272304

KATRAPADU: St.Francis Xavier (1940), Katrapadu P.O. - 522 235 Via Pedanandipadu, Guntur Dt., C: 2110, T- 08643 – 276 757

KOLAKALUR: St. Mary’s (1987) R.C.Mission, Kolakalur P.O. - 522 307, Guntur Dt. T:08644-281264. C:1453

KOLLIPARA: R.C.Mission (1997), Kollipara P.O.- 522 304, Guntur Dt. C: 1836
T: 08644 - 244153

KONDRAMUTLA: Sacred Heart (1900), Kondramutla P.O. - 522 647, Via Vinukonda, Guntur Dt., C: 1092, T. 08646 - 257003
KOTHAPALLI; Holy Redeemer (1957), Kothapalli P.O. - 522 426, Via Macherla, Guntur Dt., C: 270 T: 08642-222805

K.C.WORKS: Mary Ann (1957), Prakashnagar, K.C.Works P.O. - 522 502 Guntur Dt., C:4329, T: 08645-273304
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KROSUR: R.C.Mission (1993), Krosur P.O. - 522 410, Guntur Dt., T: 08640-227777, C:1888

KUCHIPUDI: Sacred Hearts (1994), Kuchipudi P.O. - 522 313, Guntur Dt., T: 08644-252046, C:1357

LOYOLANAGAR: St. Francis Xavier (1974), Loyolanagar P.O - 522 005, Via Nallapadu, Guntur Dt., T: 0863-2290068, C: 2103

MACHAVARAM (1998) R.C.M.Church, Machavaram – P.O & M.D - 522 435, Guntur – Dt –C. 750, T: 08649 - 242005

MACHERLA: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (1965), Mandadi Rd., Macherla P.O. - 522 426, Guntur Dt., C:520, T: 08642- 222721.

MANDADAM: Jyothir Bhavan (1996), Mandadam P.O. - 522 506, Guntur Dt., T: 08645-243246, C: 2000

MANDADI: R.C.M.Church, Mandadi – P.O, Macherla – M.D, Guntur – Dt – 522426, T: 08642 – 278682

MANGALAGIRI: St. Mary’s R.C. Mission (1980), Atmakur P.O. - 522 503, Via Mangalagiri, Guntur Dt. C: 3210, T: 08645-232041

MEDARAMETLA: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (1973), Socio-Educational Centre, Medarametla P.O. - 523 212 Prakasam Dt., C: 264, T: 08593-252338

MEDIKONDURU: (2004), R.C.M.Church, Medikonduru – P.O & M.D, Guntur – Dt. C. 1650.

MELLAVAGU: (Reddipalem) St. Francis Xavier (1903), Reddipalem, Mellavagu P.O. - 522 614, Via Karempudi, Guntur Dt., C:1000, T: 08646 - 278478

MUTLUR: St. Francis Xavier (1890), Mutlur P.O., 522 215, Guntur Dt. C: 2816, T: 0863-2787313

NAGARAM: (1998),R.C.M.Chruch, Nagaram – P.O, Guntur – 522268, C. 1352, T. 08648 - 256030
NARASARAOPET: St. Francis Xavier(1951), Prakashnagar, Narasaraopet P.O. - 522 601, Guntur Dt. C: 419, T: 08647-230606
NEKARIKALLU: Arogya Matha Church, Nekarikallu(PO), Via Narasaraopet, Guntur Dt.

OLERU: St. Francis Xavier (1994), Oleru P.O - 522 256, Via Bhattiprolu, Guntur Dt. C:440, T. 08648 – 275356.

PATHAREDDIPALEM: St.Paul the Apostle, Pathareddipalem(PO) - 522 212, Via Chebrolu, Guntur Dt. C: 1400, T:08644 – 254504.

PATIBANDA: Epiphany (1890), Patibanda P.O - 522 415, Guntur Dt. C: 4253, T: 08641-238535

PATSALA TADIPARRU: Don Bosco (1972), Patchala Tadiparru P.O - 522 316, Via Chebrole, Guntur Dt. T: 08643-236330, C: 1679

PEDAKURAPADU: (1998), R.C.M.Church, Pedakurapadu – P.O, M.D - 522402, Guntur Dt. C. 968, T. 08640 – 247780.

PEDAPARIMI: Annunciation (1905), Pedaparimi P.O - 522 240, Guntur Dt. T: 08645-281035, C:2982

PEDAVADLAPUDI: St. Michael (1944), Pedavadlapudi P.O - 522 302, Guntur Dt. T: 08645-242724, C: 6821

PERECHERLA: At. Agnes (1987), Perecherla Junction, Perecherla P.O - 522 009, Guntur Dt. T: 0863-2290374, C: 3650

PIDUGURALLA: Sacred Heart 91947), Piduguralla P.O. - 522 413, Guntur Dt. C: 3545, T: 08649-252981

PONNUR: Don Bosco (1995), Nidubrolu P.O. - 522 123, Ponnur Via, Guntur Dt. T: 08643-242114, C:1200

PRATHIPADU: (2000), R.C.M.Church, Prathipadu – P.O & M.D, – 522 019, Guntur Dt., C. 1500, T. 0863 – 2280674.

RAJUPALEM:((1999), R.C.M.S.F.S. Centre, Rajupalem – P.O & M.D -522412,Guntur –C. 1060, T. 08641 – 238834.

RAVIPADU: Immaculate Conception (1890), Ravipadu P.O - 522 603, Guntur Dt. T:08647-222591. C: 3056

RAYAVARAM: Our Lady of Lourdes (1905), Rayavaram P.O - 522 426, Via Macherla, Guntur Dt. C: 747, T: 08642-224145

RENTACHINTALA: Purification (1876), Rentachintala P.O 522 421, Guntur Dt. C: 3726, T, 08642 - 258394

REPALLE EAST: (1998) RCM. Church, Near Radha Swamy Mandir, 22nd Ward, Repalle – P.O – 522 265, Guntur Dt., C. 2675, T. 08648 - 223537

REPALLE WEST: St. Mary’s (1963), Repalle P.O - 522 265, Guntur Dt., C: 2800, T: 08648-222953

SANKAVARAPADU: St. Joseph’s (1993), Sankavarapadu P.O - 523 260, Prakasam Dt. C:174.

SATTENAPALLI: St. Ann (1950), Sattenapalli P.O - 522 403, Guntur Dt. T: 08641-232260, C: 3142

SIRIPURAM: Holy Name (1910) , Siripuram P.O - 522 401, Guntur Dt. C: 3512, T: 0863-2282254

SIVAPURAM: St.Peter(2004), Sivapuram(PO), Vinukonda Mandal, Guntur Dt.

TENALI: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (1940), Chenchupet, Tenali P.O - 522 202, Guntur Dt. T: 08644-223382, C: 2551

THALLACHERUVU: Nativity (1910), Thallacheruvu P.O - 522 409, Guntur Dt., T: 08640-246104, C:5102

THALLUR: St.Ann (1965), Thallur P.O - 522 529, Via Phirangipuram Guntur Dt. C: 1556, T: 08641-257278

THUBADU: St. Paul the hermit (1920), Thubadu P.O - 522 238 Guntur Dt. C:3000 T: 08647 – 274294.

THULLUR: Bala Jesu Shrine (1985), Bala Jesu Nagar, Thallur P.O - 522 237, Guntur Dt. T: 08645-244507, C: 3717

THURAKAPALEM: St. Anthony (1930), Thurakapalem P.O - 522 408, Via Mupalla Guntur Dt. C: 1971, T. 08641 – 242530.

VEJENDLA: St. Jude (1975), Vejendla P.O - 522 213, Via Sangam Jagariamudi,Guntur Dt., C: 2050, T. 0863 – 2534587.

VIJAYAPURI SOUTH: Sagar Matha Shrine (1979), Vijayapuri South P.O - 522 439, Guntur Dt., C: 125, T: 08642-278118

VINUKONDA: Our Lady of Lourdes (1965), Palnad Rd, Vinukonda P.O - 522 647 Guntur Dt., C: 2060, T: 08646-272395.

VYKUNTAPURAM: (1999), R.C.M.Church, Vykuntapuram ( P.O) – 522 020, Amaravathi – M.D, Guntur C. 3750, T. 08645 – 250095.
 
     
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