Malkajgiri - MSFS Visakhapatnam

Archdiocese of Hyderabad
catholic church in malkajgiri secunderabad run by msfs fathers

Vision

Build up a good Catholic Community : Biblically rooted, spiritually enlightened, intellectually awakened, socially committed, economically self-reliant, culturally integrated persons based on the values of the Gospel, humane, concerned and compassionate to their neighbour.

Mission

To provide authentic and spiritual leadership to the Parish Community. To provide conducive atmosphere in the church for prayer & worship. To enlighten the faithful regarding the need of the frequent use (study) of the Bible. To increase the frequency of the faithful to the Sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. To impart Christian teaching and catholic tradition, esp. to the young.

A Short Brief About Malkajgiri Mission

Dayanand Nagar and Malkajgiri have been under the pastoral care of the MSFS Community from SFS Parish and School, Shanthinagar since 1975. Fr. Philip Parackal purchased a piece of land in 1979 in order to have a common place of worship. Rev. Fr. Alexander Kottam started the construction of the present church but was completed by Fr. Mathew Mundamattam. It was blessed by the then Archbishop of Hyderabad Arulappa in 1982. Fr. Jose Chirayath succeeded Fr. Mathew at Shanthinagar in 1995. It was in 1996, Dayanand Nagar was bifurcated from Shanthinagar and was erected as independent parish and was entrusted to the care of MSFS. Later a house was bought and was named ‘Mermier Bhavan for the parish priest. The present presbytery in front of the Church was built and opened in 2007.

The parish is very lively and promising one with nearly 630 registered catholic families. Rev. Fr. Raphael Karekatt was the first parish priest at St. Cecilia Church. Rev. Frs. Mandagiri Jojaiah, P. Inna Reddy, Mendem Bhaskar and Jose Marie had worked here and now Fr. John Vadakan is the parish priest.

Some Details About The Centre

  • Apostolates at the Centre - Parish Ministry
  • Other Apostolates at the Centre - Sponsoring for the education and medical needs.
  • Number of confreres at present - Two Priests
  • People benefitting from it are mostly - Employers, middle class, rich
  • Infrastructure - Church is insufficient
  • Financial Status - Self-sufficient and contributes by way of masses
  • Religious Congregations nearby - St. Joseph’s of Tarbes (Contract)
  • Suggestions and Comments for its Future - Church has to be enlarged to meet the growing needs of the people. Consider constructing a new church.