St. Alphonsa Catholic Forane Church

Kankanady, Mangalore

Holymass Timings

6:15am, 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:00am, 5:00pm

Mass 6:30am,

Mass 6:30am, Adoration 5:00pm Mass & Novena of St.Alphonsa 6:00pm

Mass 6:30am, Mass & Novena of Mother Mary 5:30pm

Our Vicar

Fr. Mani Veluthedathuparambil


St. Alphonsa Forona Church, Kankanady

*Blessed Alphonsa association was registerd in September 1988. Rev.Fr. Lawrence Mukkuzhy was its founder president; Mr. Joseph Varghese was the vice president and Mr. Thomas Chacko the secretary.

*4th November 1988 – Bl. Alphonsa Parish was started and Rev.Fr. K.M. Peter took charge as the founder vicar.

*Foundation stone for the church building was laid on 21st May 1988 by Mar. Sebastian Vallopally.

* 12th November 1994- St. Alphonsa church was blessed and consecrated by Mar. Sebastian Vallopilly.

*May 1997 – Fr. Lawrence Mukkuzhy taking charge from Fr.Peter as the Episcopal Vicar and the parish priest.

*24th May 1999 – The new diocese of Belthangady was formed. Rev.Fr. Lawrence Mukkuzhy was as the first Bishop of the diocese

*15th August 1999, Rev. Fr. George Vanderkunnel from Talassery diocese served as the parish priest

* Fr.Vanderkunnel was succeeded by Fr. Joseph Mampallikunnel also from Talassery.

*Rev.Fr. Varghese Puthiyidath took charge as the new parish Priest. . The top floor of the church building was constructed mainly to house the Sunday school class rooms.

* October 21, 2004, .Rev.Fr. Jose Valiyaparambil appointed as new Vicar.

* Bought 10 cents of cemetery land from the CSI parish of Jeppu.

*Rev.Fr. Joseph Parekattil succeeded Fr.Jose Valiyaparambil as Vicar in May 2008. New grotto of Mother Mary and St. Alphonsa Built.

*May 2011- Rev, Fr. Sebasian Chelackappally took charge as Vicar.

*  He has been instrumental in developing a rubber plantation of 8 acres for the parish.

* March 2021-Purchased 60 cents Land next to church to build  a new Church

*May —–,2021. Fr. Mani Veluthedathuparambi—– took Charge as New Vicar
Organisation Associated with St Alphonsa Church

  • D.S.H. Convent
  • S. H Convent
  • Sunday School
  • Alpha youth
  • Mathruvedi
  • Vincent De Paul

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