About Church

Lourdes Forane Church

Lourdes Forane Church is the Third Syro-Malabar Church in Coimbatore and the second biggest Parish in Ramanathapuram Diocese. Established on 22nd December 1968 and blessed by Mar George Alappat, then bishop of Thrissur Diocese. Earlier in Thrissur Diocese, then in Palakkad Diocese and now in Ramanathapuram Diocese. Elevated as a Parish on 26th August 1971 by Mar Joseph Kundukulam.

Celebrated Silver Jubilee on 26th December 1993 in the presence of Mar Joseph Kundukulam, Mar Joseph Irimpan and Rt. Rev. Dr. Ambrose, Bishop of Coimbatore (Latin) Diocese.

Parish Hall & Grotto were constructed during the period of V. Rev. Fr. George Narikuzhi.

Mondalam was constructed and Parish Hall extended when Fr. Jose Chenniyara was the vicar.

Viswasapuram Mission Centre became a parish during the period of Rev. Fr. Jose Kannumkuzhi was the vicar.

Holy Family Mission Centre and Adoration Centre became a reality under the present vicar - Rev. Fr. Joseph Puthur.

Celebrated Golden Jubilee on 30th December 2019 in the presence of Mar Paul Alapatt, Ramanathapuram Diocese.