Irudayakulam

About Parish

In early days this place was known as Utchankulam. Later it was renamed as Irudayakulam which coincides with the patron’s name of the church of Sacred Heart. A priest resident at Irudayakulam permanently from 1905 to 1909. It had been a substation to Tenkasi Parish till 1943. Slowly catholic population had grown in number. There arose a need of making it as separate parish. This came into being on the month of June 1943. Rev. Fr. A. Couturier took charge of the place as the first parish priest. Rev. Fr. Ignatius Hirudayam S.J. began constructing a big church. But it was actually completed during the period of Fr. Lemahien, S.J. It was here Rev. Fr. A. Causanal, S.J. founded the Sacred Heart congregation for Brothers which was later shifted to Palayamkottai. People are very loving. There was famous grotto of Lourdes in the Church campus. Priests, who have been here, have done wonderful service. 
Simon Selvan I.

Rev. Fr. Simon Selvan I.

Parish Priest
Patron of the Parish

Sacred heart of jesus(first patron), our lady of lourdes (second patron)

Vicariate

Ambasamuthiram

Church Name

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Established On

1943

No of Catholics

2,596

Assistant Parish Priest

-

Succession of the Priests

1. Fr. Selvanathar SJ. 2. Fr. Courturier SJ. 3. Fr. Motha SJ. 4. Fr. Mudiyappar SJ. 5. Fr. Antonysamy SJ. 6. Fr. Lamai SJ. 7. Fr. Franco 8. Fr. Iruthayam Ignatius SJ. 9. Fr. Lamai SJ. 10. Fr. George Joseph SJ. 11. Fr. V.M. Joseph SJ. 12. Fr. Santiago SJ. 13. Fr. Eronimus SJ. 14. Fr. M. Arul Arockiam 15. Fr. S.L. Arulappan 16. Fr. Alphonse S. 17. Fr. S.L. Stephen 18. Fr. James, 19. Fr. Antony Xavier, 20. Fr.Arul Ambrose M., 21.Fr. Simon Selvan

Institutions

Amali Higher Secondary School (School)
Run by Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
St. Thresa Middle School (School)
Run by Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), V.K. Puram
St. Xavier’s Middle School (School)
Run by Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
Sacred Heart High School (School)
Run by Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ) , Irudayakulam
Amali Hostel (Hostel)
Run by Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
St. Joseph’s Home for Children (Home)
Run by Congregation of Immaculate Conception (CIC), Irudayakulam
Sacred Heart Home for Boys (Home)
Run by Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ) , Irudayakulam
St. Joseph’s Home for Children (Home)
Run by Sacred Heart Brothers (SHJ), Irudayakulam
Agasthiar Ashram - Old Age Home (Home)
Run by Society of Vincent de Paul (SVP),