Events and Sermons

Pope Francis Messages for Lent 2017

Pope Francis Messages for Lent 2017 Wednesday 1st March 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over... Read More

Information

Information Wednesday 1st February 2017

  1. New Secretary for TNBC/TNLBC: Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Paulsamy, Bishop of Dindigul is elected as Secretary for TNBC/ TNLBC.
  2. New... Read More

Message from Vicar General

Message from Vicar General Sunday 1st January 2017

Dear Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

February second marks the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple and in 1997 Pope St John... Read More

திருத்தந்தை பிரான்சிஸ் ஆற்றிய உரைகளிலிருந்து...

திருத்தந்தை பிரான்சிஸ் ஆற்றிய உரைகளிலிருந்து... Saturday 1st October 2016

♦ கடவுள் நமக்கு வளம்... Read More

NECROLOGY

NECROLOGY Thursday 1st September 2016

August 24th Rev.Fr. Raja Christu the Pariest Priest of Chidambarapuram HGN has gone to Heavenly Father. May the Lord grand him eternal
rest... Read More

Teachers Day

Teachers Day Thursday 1st September 2016

Teachers Day Wishes

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good Teacher. Temple Grandin
This... Read More

FROM VICAR GENERAL'S DESK

FROM VICAR GENERAL Thursday 1st September 2016

Dear Fathers,

The monthly recollection for September will take place on the first of September, 2016 at Jubilee Pastoral Centre,... Read More

OUR HEARTY CONGRATS

OUR HEARTY CONGRATS Thursday 1st September 2016

Dr. Fr. Nishant teaching in JDV, Pune is given the nihil obstat and raised to the status of Professor by Vatican’s... Read More

DEAR BELOVED BISHOP, PRAY FOR US & OUR DIOCESE.

DEAR BELOVED BISHOP, PRAY FOR US & OUR DIOCESE. Thursday 1st September 2016

On the 18th October 2016, the 15th death anniversary of the Rt Rev. S. Iruthayaraj, the first bishop of our diocese, a Requiem Mass will be... Read More

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint September 4

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint September 4 Monday 1st August 2016

Mother Teresa, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will be canonized as a saint September 4, Pope Francis announced... Read More

Heartily congratulate Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy D.D.

Heartily congratulate Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy D.D. Tuesday 1st March 2016

We heartily congratulate Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy D.D. S.T.D the Archbishop of Madurai and wish him a very successful ministry as the newly... Read More

APPOINTMENTS BY THE HOLY SEE

APPOINTMENTS BY THE HOLY SEE Tuesday 1st March 2016

His Holiness Francis has appointed Most Rev. Jose Pulickal as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Kanjirapally. We wish Most Rev. Jose Pulickal... Read More

NECROLOGY

NECROLOGY Tuesday 1st March 2016

Let us kindly remember in our prayers Mr. Simon, Father of Rev.Fr. S.Jerry. He has gone to the Lord on 16, 2016. May his soul Rest in peace! Our... Read More

Pope Francis shares message of solidarity and tolerance

Pope Francis shares message of solidarity and tolerance Thursday 1st October 2015

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 78-year-old Argentinian known to the world as Pope Francis, made his first trip to the United States this week,... Read More

Diocesan Development Director: Job description

Diocesan Development Director: Job description Thursday 1st October 2015

What is development office? 

The Diocese and every parish must secure the resources necessary to fulfill the Church’s mission,... Read More

HAPPY TEACHERS DAY

HAPPY TEACHERS DAY Saturday 5th September 2015

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WHY CATHOLICS COME TO MASS?

WHY CATHOLICS COME TO MASS? Tuesday 1st September 2015

By Card. Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. (Archdiocese of Boston via CNUA)

Sometimes we become fixated on the reasons Catholics... Read More

WORKSHOP FOR THE PRIESTS OF ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE OF MADURAI

WORKSHOP FOR THE PRIESTS OF ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE OF MADURAI Tuesday 1st September 2015

St. Paul’s Seminary is organising an ongoing formation programme on  the  theme  CREATIVE  PASTORS  FOR... Read More

POPE FRANCIS' MESSAGE FOR 2015 WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

POPE FRANCIS Tuesday 1st September 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The 2015 World Mission Sunday 2015 takes place in the context of the Year of Consecrated Life, which provides a... Read More

Catholic Good news convention

Catholic Good news convention Sunday 19th July 2015

Catholic Good news convention (narchaethi peruvila) at st. Antony's diocesan shrine, Palayamkottai on 19th July, 2015. Rev. Fr. Cyril, Andhra... Read More

Catholic Bishops Conference of India

Catholic Bishops Conference of India Monday 1st June 2015

Bishop Emeritus Symphorian Keeprath Passed away on 3rd May. May the Good Lord, for whose glory this zealous shepherd laboured hard in... Read More

Bishop who promoted peace in Kashmir dies

Bishop who promoted peace in Kashmir dies Monday 1st June 2015

 HELD AT BENGALURU

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Bishops to delve into ways to revitalize liturgical life

Bishops to delve into ways to revitalize liturgical life Wednesday 4th February 2015

“Liturgy is the way we pray. There is need to make prayers more participatory and more effective,”  said Cardinal Oswald Gracias,... Read More

Madtha TV

Madtha TV Thursday 8th January 2015

Madha TV is available all over Tamilnadu through Cable service. Tamil Catholics living in Mumbai> Mysore area, Colombo, Jaffna,... Read More

INVITATION

INVITATION Thursday 1st January 2015

Dear Reverend Fathers,

We the Sisters of the Poor of Perpetual Clares of Perpetual Adoration happily invite you... Read More

Catholic Bishops conference of India Retirements and appointments

Catholic Bishops conference of India Retirements and appointments Wednesday 1st October 2014

Retirement of Most Rev. Vijay Anand Nedumpuram and appointment of Rev.Fr. Nariculam as the New Bishop of Chanda Retirment of Most Rev. Agnelo... Read More

HAPPY TEACHERS DAY

HAPPY TEACHERS DAY Monday 1st September 2014

This day we remember and recognize the wonderful services of our teachers to this society. Participating in the service of God, they assume a... Read More

Catholic Bishops Conference of India Appointments and Retirements

Catholic Bishops Conference of India Appointments and Retirements Monday 1st September 2014

To the members of the Hierarchy

- Retirement of Most. Rev. Vijay Anand Nedumpuram and appointment of Rev. Fr. Ephrem... Read More

HOMAGE TO HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL LOURDUSAMY

HOMAGE TO HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL LOURDUSAMY Friday 1st August 2014

(5 February 1924 -2 June 2014)

“To build the house... Read More

Congrats and Prayer

Congrats and Prayer Friday 1st August 2014

Rt. Rev. Dr. Antony Pappusamy was elected auxiliary Bishop of Madurai on 05.11,1998 and consecrated as Bishop on 04.02.1999. After four years of... Read More

A Workshop for Spiritual/Pastoral Leaders of Madurai Ecclesiastical Province

A Workshop for Spiritual/Pastoral Leaders of  Madurai Ecclesiastical Province Thursday 24th July 2014

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A Workshop for Spiritual/Pastoral Leaders of Madurai Ecclesiastical Province

A Workshop for Spiritual/Pastoral Leaders of  Madurai Ecclesiastical Province Thursday 24th July 2014

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Congrats to Fr. Sagaya John

Congrats to Fr. Sagaya John Tuesday 1st July 2014

Our Annual Retreat at Pillar, Nagamalai Pudukottai... Read More

A COMMUNICATION ABOUT MADHA TV

A COMMUNICATION ABOUT MADHA TV Thursday 19th September 2013

Dear and Respected Fathers/Sisters/Brothers

As you are all aware of the bold initiative of Tamilnadu Bishops' Council... Read More

Teachers day Wishes

Teachers day Wishes Thursday 5th September 2013

This day we remember and recognize the wonderful services of our teachers to this society. Participating in the service of God, they assume a... Read More

Bible Month

Bible Month Wednesday 4th September 2013

This month, as you know, is celebrated as Bible Month. While we plan and organize different events for the Bible month to intensify and satisfy... Read More

Official Summary of Lumen Fidei

Official Summary of Lumen Fidei Sunday 1st September 2013

The official summary of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei”, published, July 5th, 2013 and signed on June... Read More

INDEPENDENCE DAY WISHES

INDEPENDENCE DAY WISHES Thursday 15th August 2013

We are happy and proud to celebrate the 67th Independence Day of our dear nation. While being grateful for God’s blessings on our nation for... Read More

Pope Pens Ramadan Greeting to Muslims: "We Are Called to Respect the Religion of the Other"

Pope Pens Ramadan Greeting to Muslims: "We Are Called to Respect the Religion of the Other" Friday 9th August 2013

New Delhi (CBCI News): His Holiness Pope Francis in a personal message addressed to all the Muslims throughout the world, has... Read More

HEALTH CARE COMMISSION REPORT

HEALTH CARE COMMISSION REPORT Friday 2nd August 2013

The commission for health care of our diocese is mainly doing the work of visiting and guiding the patients. The secretary of the commission... Read More

A Good News

A Good News Thursday 1st August 2013

With great joy we inform you that ST. ANTONY’S PUBLIC SCHOOL, V.M.Chatram has obtained recognition from CBSE up to X std. The Affiliation... Read More

மறைமாவட்ட அருள்பணிப் பேரவையின் புதிய பொறுப்பாளர்கள்

மறைமாவட்ட அருள்பணிப் பேரவையின் புதிய பொறுப்பாளர்கள் Thursday 1st August 2013

நம் மறைமாவட்ட... Read More

FAMILY COMMISSION REPORT

FAMILY COMMISSION REPORT Thursday 1st August 2013

As usual in the Pastoral centre the commission for family of our diocese in the month of July prepared 78 persons both men and women prior to... Read More

பிரேசில் நாட்டில் திருத்தந்தை

பிரேசில் நாட்டில் திருத்தந்தை Tuesday 23rd July 2013

28வது உலக இளையோர் நாள்... Read More

Pope to Seminarians, Novices: yours is a mission of joy, mercy and prayer

Pope to Seminarians, Novices: yours is a mission of joy, mercy and prayer Sunday 7th July 2013

Rome: Pope Francis celebrated mass with hundreds of seminarians, novices, consecrated lay persons and... Read More

50 YEARS FROM DEATH OF JOHN XXIII

50 YEARS FROM DEATH OF JOHN XXIII Wednesday 3rd July 2013

On 3 June 1963, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, popularly referred to as 'the Good Pope', died after a five-year long pontificate that left its mark on... Read More

Vatican Appointments

Vatican Appointments Wednesday 3rd July 2013

The Holy Father : 

  • appointed Fr. Jaya Rao Polimera as bishop of Eluru (area 6,800, population 8,300,000, Catholics 315,157,... Read More

CBCI Expresses Solidarity with the Victims of Uttarakhand Calamity

CBCI Expresses Solidarity with the Victims of Uttarakhand Calamity Friday 28th June 2013

New Delhi(CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) wishes to express its deep concern over the... Read More

CBCI Expresses Solidarity with the Victims of Uttarakhand Calamity

CBCI Expresses Solidarity with the Victims of Uttarakhand Calamity Friday 21st June 2013

New Delhi(CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI)... Read More

Msg from The Vicar General

Msg from The Vicar General Saturday 1st June 2013

  • Monthly Recollection will be held on 13th June, 2013 at our Bishop’s House. As usual the recollection will start with an hour of... Read More

Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too!

Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too! Saturday 1st June 2013

Pope Francis has good news for atheists. Jesus died and was raised for them as well. His redemptive embrace was for all, not just a chosen few.The... Read More

Msg from The Vicar General

Msg from The Vicar General Tuesday 2nd April 2013

  • Hearty Congratulation to Rev.Frs. F. Gnanaprakasam and Sahaya John on their Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee on 05.04.2013. Ad Multos Annos!... Read More

Palm Sunday Procession

Palm Sunday Procession Sunday 24th March 2013

We, The Catholic Christians of St. Xavier's Cathedral Palayamkottai Began our Palm Sunday Ceremony at the Centenary hall. As it had been the... Read More

Pope Francis First Activities

Pope Francis First Activities Friday 15th March 2013

Vatican City: During the course of this afternoon's press conference, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office,... Read More

New Pope Francis I Greets the World

New Pope Francis I Greets the World Friday 15th March 2013

                                         ... Read More

PRIESTS SANCTIFICATION DAY

PRIESTS SANCTIFICATION DAY Saturday 2nd March 2013

The Priests' Sanctification day & Chrism Mass is on Monday, March 25th

From the Desk of The Vicar General:

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To all Parish Priests & Heads of Institutions

To all Parish Priests & Heads of Institutions Saturday 2nd March 2013

Kindly Devote 3rd of March to pray for our present Pope Benedict XVI as well as for the election of the new Pontiff either setting up an... Read More

Diocesan Lenten Pilgrimage-2013

Diocesan Lenten Pilgrimage-2013 Saturday 2nd March 2013

Dear Rev.Frs, Srs and Bros,
I am happy to give you the following information regarding our Diocesan Lenten... Read More

Benedict XVI leaves the Papacy

Benedict XVI leaves the Papacy Friday 1st March 2013

Dear Brothers,

I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision... Read More

Benedict XVI Ended Pontificate With 3 Million Twitter Followers

Benedict XVI Ended Pontificate With 3 Million Twitter Followers Friday 1st March 2013

Vatican City: The nine @pontifex Twitter accounts reached over three million followers just before 8 pm on Thursday, when the accounts were... Read More

List of Cardinals who can vote in the Conclave

List of Cardinals who can vote in the Conclave Sunday 24th February 2013

Vatican City: The number of cardinals eligible to vote in the upcoming conclave stands at 117, but could decrease for health reasons. Already... Read More

Praying Lent This Year

Praying Lent This Year Sunday 24th February 2013

Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our... Read More

Reflection on Lent

Reflection on Lent Sunday 24th February 2013

Beyond Giving Up Chocolate: Going Deeper in Lent

From the time we were children, our first question for Lent was often, "What... Read More

Beatification of martyr Devasahayam Pillai under way in Nagercoil

Beatification of martyr Devasahayam Pillai under way in Nagercoil Sunday 2nd December 2012

Lakhs of people on Sunday attended a ceremony to mark the beatification of Martyr Devasahayam Pillai, the first layman from India to be given this... Read More

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MARTYR DEVASAHYAM

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MARTYR DEVASAHYAM Saturday 1st December 2012

Nilakandan (Servant of God Devasahayam) was born of Vasudevan Namboodiri and Devakaiamma in a Hindu Nair family at Nattalam in Kanyakumari... Read More

Kudankulam: Lankan Bishop writes to Prime Minister

Kudankulam: Lankan Bishop writes to Prime Minister Tuesday 6th November 2012

Colombo: A Sri Lankan Bishop has handed over a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmonhan Singh citing the concerns of people of Mannar,... Read More

New Delhi (CBCI News)

New Delhi (CBCI News) Saturday 3rd November 2012

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Rev. Fr. Pius Thomas D’Souza, of the Clergy of the Diocese of Bareilly, as the new Bishop of... Read More

All Souls Day

All Souls Day Friday 2nd November 2012

The commemoration of all the faithful departed is celebrated by the Church on 2 November, or, if this be a Sunday or a solemnity, on 3 November.... Read More

Year of Faith-2012

Year of Faith-2012 Saturday 13th October 2012

The 'Year of Faith' will begin on 11 October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The documents of the Council offer... Read More

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