Pithapuram - MSFS Visakhapatnam

Diocese of Visakhapatnam
sfs high school at pithapuram
catholic church at pithapuram


The Visakhapatnam Province started Pithapuram Mission with lot of flowery expectations and dreams. Therefore money was poured out lavishly since the inception. The pastoral work of the Pithapuram mission is appreciated. The people are happy that two new churches are constructed. The services that are being done are to be continued. The faithful are below poverty-line but they are rich in faith. Pius Associations are to be introduced. BCC programme, Marian Devotions are to be continued. Seminars and one day ‘koottams‘ for the senior citizens, married couples, youth and children are separately conducted, bringing experts from outside, are to be continued. Adorations and night-vigils are to be continued.


Our educational approach is not commendable! A wrong impression is developed among the people that SFS schools are making money and schools are conducted for their lively-hood. The strength of the school is being diminished drastically year after year, is the clear and notable sign that parents are not happy with the system. Since a few years our service motto is digitally disappearing, in both pastoral and educational fields.

A Short Brief About Pithapuram

There are 6 Sub-stations other than Centre. Pithapuram is the Centre. Ravivaripadu, Moolapetta, Endapally, Madhavapuram, Rayavaram and Jaggampetta are sub-stations. Ravivaripadu village is taken away by the Kakinada SEZ.

Most of the people are evacuated to Moolapetta. Holy Mass is to be continued there till all the people are evacuated. Moolapetta is a Sub-station. There are 150 catholic families but no church. It is a place with more scope for Evangelization. It is a colony of 1500 families migrated from different villages. At present, Fr. Kavungal Joseph is the Parish Priest and is working hard for the development the mission at Pithapuram.

The school was started in the year 2002, with strength of 255 students under the able stewardship of Rev. Fr. G. Joachim, the Principal and Rev. Fr. Naidu Prakash, as the Correspondent.When Rev. Fr. M. Sebastian was appointed the Principal in 2004, the strength of the school was 669. In the year 2006 Rev. Fr. A. Arokiaswamy was appointed the principal of the school and Rev. Fr. Kurian Chriyankalayil was the Correspondent. Now the school has the strength of 900 students. The school went through many strides during the course of all these years. Now Fr. Lourdu Ravi Kumar is the principal of the school.

Some Details About The Centre

  • Apostolates at the Centre - Parish Ministry and Education
  • Number of confreres at present - Three Priests
  • People benefitting from it are mostly - Poor and lower middle class of all religious groups in the School. And in the Parish, mostly poor to very poor
  • Infrastructure - Sufficient to the present needs but needs to be improved especially both in the Parish and the school
  • Financial Status - Dependant on the Province for all extraordinary expenses
  • Suggestion - Construction of the LKG Block. Construction of the Church at Moolapeta. Path way bridge at Madhapur substation Church.