St. Francis Xavier Church | Gollaprolu


Name of the Church

St. Francis Xavier Church


St. Francis Xavier

Catholic Population





Kathipudi, Sankavaram, Glotam, Annavaram, Bendapudi, Durgada, Vannipudi.


Catholic Church Hamsavaram P.O. - 533 402 East Godavari Dist.

Phone No.

08854 - 258210

Mass Timings


Brief History

In 1935, Rev. Fr. Thomas parrel had brought the land at Gollaprolu. In 36 built a house and a thatched chapel for prayer with the help of Mr. Solomon Behara. In 37 Gollaprolu was bifur- cated from the Parish of Hamsavaram and Rev.Fr. ThomasParrel became the incharge of the Mission. In 1940 40 families have received Baptism and thus catholic community was established. In 1942 Rev. Fr. Charles Polamarasetty was appointed. He worked 18 years tirelessly to spread the faith. Kirlampudi, Eleswaram, Marrivedu, Kathipudi, Prathipadu, Ravivaripodu, Donthamuru, Kathuru, Thorredu, Sarpavaram villages were brought to the light of Christ by his ministry.

In 2003 May Gollaprolu has become a New Parish and Pallottine Fathers took over the parish at the invitation of the archbishop of Visakhapatnam.

Institutions in the Parish

Kathipudi (Quasi Parish)

Convents in the Parish

Assisi Convent, Kathipudi

Priests who served in the Parish

  1. Rev. Fr. Thomas Parrel
  2. Rev. Fr. Manor
  3. Rev. Fr. Charles Polamarasetty
  4. Rev. Fr. George Nellikunnel
  5. Rev. Fr. Phillip
  6. Rev. Fr. Hake
  7. Rev. Fr. Kurien
  8. Rev. Fr. Joseph K
  9. Rev. Fr. D V Prasad
  10. Rev. Fr. Hurose Kollarut
  11. Rev. Fr. Madanu John Bhaskar Rao
  12. Rev. Fr. Rayappa Reddy T
  13. Rev. Fr. Y Kishore Babu