About Parish

St. Antony 's Catholic Church, Sithalapakkam

St. Antony 's Catholic Church, Sithalapakkam, Chennai, Diocese of Chinglepet (Tamil Nadu, India) is situated at Arazankazani, Ottiampakkam Main Road, Chennai – 600 126

Started in 1988 in a small hut, it functioned as sub-parish cared by the OCD, Carmalite Fathers for 25 years.

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On 2nd June, 2013, on the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, St. Antony's Church Sithalapakkam has been made a new independent parish. Today the parish has 200 families attached to it. image
 
 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ottiyambakkam
image People in Ottiyambakkam village came  to Sithalampakkam for Sunday mass.  It was difficult for them to attend mass regularly due to poor transport facilities. People prayed to our Lady of Perpetual Help and that paved way for having a church at Ottiyambakkam. The church was born in 2007.  This is first sub-parish attached to St. Antony’s Church, Sithalapakkam. There are around 50 families in this sub-parish.
 
 
Mary Untier of Knots Church, Thalambur
In October 2013, Fr. George Victor initiated prayer services with the photo of Mary Untier of Knots with the parish people at Sithalapakkam.  October being the month of rosary many people gathered in front of the Photo kept at the church and prayed. Many witnessed that miracles and changes had happened in their family after praying to our Lady.  So, people thought of having a chapel for her exclusively, which gave birth to a new chapel at Thalambur, 4Kms from Sithalapakkam. image
Most Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan, Bishop - Diocese of Chenglepet Blessed and opened the Mary Untier of Knots Church, Thalambur on 13-07-2014.
This is the first church in India for Mary Untier of Knots.
This is the second sub-parish of St. Antony’ Church, Sithalapakkam. There are 35 catholic families attached this church.
 
 
About Parish Priest
image Rev. Fr. George Victor has been appointed as the first parish priest of  St.Antony Church, Sithalapakkam. 
He was born on 2nd August 1980 and ordained as priest on 18th April 2010.
He has served as assistant parish priest at St. Fathima Church, Tambaram and later on at Chengelpet Diocese.
He is known for his simplicity. He is author of many religious books and also has written many songs and released more than five CDs. All the religious songs penned by him are sung during mass.
He has started many religious movements in our church. He always wishes and motivates young people to participate actively in church related activities.
He conducts various programmes within the church premises to ensure the parish people are active participants in all religious activities.