Roman Catholic Diocese of Chingleput

Transfer List 2016

Ref Circular/B: 01/2016

April 25, 2016



Dear Rev Fathers

Greetings of Peace and Joy of the Risen Lord!

Considering the pastoral needs and welfare of the Diocese and after careful consultation, reflection and prayer, I am pleased to make the following transfers and appointments for the year 2016.  These new appointments will take effect on or before 22nd May 2016.

Kindly consider this common circular as official.

Acharapakkam Fr. Charles Suresh
Cheyyur Fr. Maria Joseph
Gandhi Nagar Fr. Suresh Thomas
Kadapakkam Fr. Joseph B
Karumbakkam Fr. Jayaraj
Kolapakkam Fr. John Benjamin L
M.N.Kandigai Fr. Johnson Vijaya Kumar
Mambakkam Fr. Velankanni A
Medavakkam Fr. Kanikairaj G
Mudichur Fr. Michael Alexander J
Neerpair Fr. Ananda Backia Raj 
Nemilicherry Fr. Immanuel Raj M
Sogandi Fr. Jacob M
Tambaram Fr. Roch Ignatius K
Thoraipakkam Fr. Sudhakar F
Vippedu Fr. Sagayaraj A
Acharapakkam Shrine Rev. Fr. Suresh Kumar T.A
Alandur Religious
Cheyyur Religious
Chingleput Fr. Sylvester Pradeep
Covelong Religious
Mamallapuram Religious
Padappai Fr. Immanuel Stephen
Palavakkam Fr. Amulraj
Pallavaram Fr. Maria Franklin Prabu & Fr. Jerome Jesu Raja
R.N.Kandigai Religious
Sendivakkam Religious
Sithalapakkam Religious
St. Thomas Mount Fr. Vinoth Kumar & Fr. Benny Lawrence SDM
St. Thomas Mount National Shrine Fr. Edel Nevis
Tambaram Fr. Lawrence L & Fr. George F
Thatchoor Fr. Maria Anbu, Religious
Property Administrator  Fr. Shylock Stephen
Judicial Vicar  Fr. Louis Rayar
Rector, Minor Seminary Fr. I. Yesu Antony
Vice Rector, Minor Seminary Fr. Selvam Rayappan
Rector, Collegiate Seminary Fr. Jacob Alex
Staff, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee Fr. Selvaraj B
Staff, Vepoor Seminary Fr. David Nesan
Socius – Selaiyur Fr. Chinnapparaj A
Co-Administrator – Properties Fr. Thomas J. Mundackal
  Residence at St. Thomas Mount
Co-Administrator – Properties Fr. Immanuel Raj M
Residence at Minor Seminary Fr. Devasia
Spiritual Director – Acharapakkam Shrine Fr. Joseph Gnanam (CssR)
Secretary to the Bishop Fr. Raji
Tribunal Team – Residence at Cathedral Dn. Dominic Savio SDM
Fr. Cyril Raj. A  
Fr. Tony Bharath  
Fr. Antony J  
Subbatical Fr. N.R.Charles
Overseas Ministry Fr. A. Jayaseelan
Overseas Ministry Fr. Edwin Lawrence

The Vicars Forane are kindly requested to be present at the time of taking charge and sign the registers, the financial books and the inventories kept in the parishes. Kindly follow the canonical procedure while assuming the canonical possession of the assigned ministry. I wish to thank all the priests for having accepted the transfers and for cooperating with the pastoral mission of the Diocese.


God bless you

With kind regards

Yours Fraternally in Our Lord



+ Most Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan                            Rev. Fr. K. Roch Ignatius

   Bishop of Chingleput                                           Chancellor




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