Jai Jesu Church - Draksharama

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Name of the Church

Jai Jesu Church

Patron

Jai Jesu

Catholic Population

1500

Catechists

10

Sub-stations

Jagannaikulapalem, Thirnampeta, Andrangi, Venturugattu, Thotapeta, Pinjerugattu, Annaiahpeta, Nelapar thipadu, Vellampalem, Kandulapalem, Chinthaguntacheruvu, Ganapathinagaram, Vella, Kadapenumalla, Chollangi, Yerrapothavaram, Doddampeta, Jaganndhagiri, Adipenumalla, Sivala, Mamidigunta, Venkatayapalem, Seela.

Address

Catholic Church Draksharama - 533 262 East Godavari Dist.

Phone No.

08857 - 252300

Mass Timings

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Brief History

Draksharama and the surrounding villages belonged to Yanam Mission and they got the light of Faith through Fr. Mathai Mappilakunnel. The land was bought in 1974 and the Church and the Presbytery were built and in 1976 and it was made an autonomous parish.

The co-worker of Fr Mathai at Yanam, Fr. Maipan Paul was made the first parish priest of Draksharama. Under his able guidance the Mission progressed and with his medical mission he could do immense good for the village folk. The fathers who succeded him did a tremendous job in and around the villages preaching the Good News.

Institutions in the Parish

  1. Canossian Convent & Group of Insititutions
  2. J M J Satelite Community, Ramachandrapuram

Convents in the Parish

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Priests who served in the Parish

  1. Rev. Fr. Mathai Mappilakunnel msfs
  2. Rev. Fr. Paul Maipan
  3. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kannipally
  4. Rev. Fr. Peter Sebastian Palakunnel
  5. Rev. Fr. Lukos Kallakat
  6. Rev. Fr. Pushpanadam A
  7. Rev. Fr. Kurian msfs
  8. Rev. Fr. J John Prakash
  9. Rev. Fr. Y Maria Ratnam
  10. Rev. Fr. P Yugal Kumar