History of St. Patrick's

From 1887, St. Patrick's Church at the foot of the hill had been used as the Parish Church as it was conveni9ent for the growing population. This St. Patrick's Church was actually built for the garrison in 1830 by Dr. Daniel O.L. Auig, the Vicar Apostolic of Madras. According to the records available the Parish of St. Thomas Mount was under San Thome till 1561 and it was made an independent Parish around 1575. With the available records in 1791 Fr.Manoel de Virgem Maria had worked here in this Parish along with others succeeding him. In January 2008, Fr.John Bosco built a totally new and spacious Parish Church on the Roman model as the traditional Church was in a dilapidated condition. The Grotto of Our Lady is also modeled on that of Lourdes itself.

Catholic Population: 6000

Succession of Parish Priests

1 Rev. Fr. Jose Vaz Caetano Sebastiao Manoel Crastro 1714-1788  
2 Rev. Fr. Antonio de Rozario Cardoza Vicar 1817  
3 Rev. Fr. Ignacio Colho, 'cura' 1819  
4 Rev. Fr. Antonio Vicente de Almeida 1819  
5 Rev. Fr. Antonio da Costa 1819-1824  
6 Rev. Fr. Antonio do Razario Bardozo 1824  
7 Rev. Fr. Antonio Da Costa 1824  
8 Rev. Fr. Victoino Nazr. De Farias 1824  
9 Rev. Fr. Ceatana Salvador Pereira 1846-1867  
10 Rev. Fr. F. R. A. D'Souza (vigario) 1867-1868  
11 Rev. Fr. A. D'Souza 1868-1880  
12 Rev. Fr. R. F. Barreto (Roque Francisco) 1880-1889  
13 Rev. Fr. Miguel Jose Roquacim Carvelho 1889-1890  
14 Rev. Frs. J. Beatty & A. C. D'Silva 1896-1900  
15 Rev. Frs. D. Da Costa & I. Arputham 1900-1903  
16 Rev. Fr. D. Da Costa 1903-1904  
17 Rev. Frs. D. Da Costa & H. Costa 1904-1905  
18 Rev. Frs. D. Da Costa & A. B. C. Druem 1905-1911  
19 Rev. Frs. M. L. Cabral & A. B. C. Druem 1911-1917  
20 Rev. Frs. M. L. Cabral & Peter 1917-1918  
21 Rev. Frs. M. L. Cabral & Dias 1918-1920  
22 Rev. Fr. M. L. Cabral 1920-1922  
23 Rev. Frs. M. L. Cabral & J. B. X De Souza 1922-1923  
24 Rev. Frs. M. Motha Vas & J. B. X De Souza 1923-1924  
25 Rev. Frs. M. Motha Vas & R. De Souza 1924-1927  
26 Rev. Frs. P. Justin Beon & R. De Souza 1927-1928  
27 Rev. Frs. P. Justin Beon & Paul 1928-1929  
28 Rev. Frs. P. Justin Beon & F. D. Silva 1929-1931  
29 Rev. Frs. J. Fruytier & J. N. Mesquita 1931-1933  
30 Rev. Frs. J. Fruytier & G. Rodrigues 1933-1934  
31 Rev. Frs. J. Frutier & A. Louis Xavier 1934-1938  
32 Rev. Frs. J. Fruytier & A. S. De Rosario & C. Nazareth 1938-1939  
33 Rev. Frs. J. Fruytier & A. S. De Rosario & P. P. Lobo 1939-1940  
34 Rev. Fr. Frutier 1940-1948  
35 Rev. Fr. Louis Xavier A 1949-1964 Madras-Mylapore
36 Rev. Fr. Mathew Vettical 1964-1984 Madras-Mylapore
37 Rev. Fr. Arulappa P. T 1984-1985 Madras-Mylapore
38 Rev. Fr. Kanikairaj S. 1985-1992 Madras-Mylapore
39 Rev. Fr. Thomas J Mundakal 1992-2000 Madras-Mylapore
40 Rev. Fr. Vincent Chinnadurai 2000-2004 Chingleput
41 Rev. Fr. John Bosco P. 2004-2009 Chingleput
42 Rev. Fr. Backiya Regis G 2009- Chingleput




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