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st. JOHN PAUL II PROVINCE

Heralds of Good news
(The Brief History)

The Diocese of Eluru had given birth to the Society of Heralds of Good News on October 14th, 1984. This was a very significant day to the universal Church at large and memorable day to the Andhra Church in Particular. Since then the Society of Heralds of Good News spread far and wide with its missions and institutions around the globe. The year 2008 was a landmark in the History of Heralds of Good News, for the whole Society was divided into three Provinces for the sake of better administration and evangelization. The year 2011 was an unforgettable year in the history of Andhra Church, because after 27 years of its birth the Heralds of Good News had felt the need and raised a province in the name of South Central Province in the Andhra region. Thus the birth of St. John Paul II Province came into existence on 8th September 2011.

Currently this Province has 72 priests, and 75 Seminarians at different stages of formation. These beloved missionaries are serving across the globe in different countries such as India, Italy, Netherland, Australia and United States of America. This province has taken St. John Paul II as the “Patron”, and its Motto being “Love and Live”.

Imitating our “High Priest” Jesus Christ and following the exemplary life of the great evangelizer of the modern Church St. John Paul II, we the members of this province promise to put into action the vision of our beloved founder Rev. Dr. Jose Kaimlett and the specific aim of the Heralds of Good News i.e., “To train and supply wherever there is need, dedicated, hardworking, zealous and saintly missionaries.”  And to live up to the vision of our province i.e., To live an apostolic life in the missionary society of Heralds of Good News, St. John Paul II Province with apostolic zeal and spirit to preach the Good News for the evangelization of the universe and to Love and Live the Gospel values for the conversion of the sinners and for the uplift meant of the poor and the needy by the divine assistant of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and by the intersession of the heavenly patrons and the provincial patron’s life example with the cooperation and collaboration from the members to work for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.


Our Mission Activities

To promote better and more efficient apostolate in Southern region of India, our province decided to spread its activities to Southern Parts of India especially Andhra Pradesh where the presence of missionaries are very much needed.


•    Formation Programme
•    Care for the Children
(Orphanages)
•    Education (Schools)
•    Care for the Poor
•    Youth Ministry
•    Care for the Aged
•    Prison Ministry


Today the members of St. John Paul II Province are working in 11 dioceses in India namely; Adilabad, Eluru, Guntur, Hyderabad, Khammam, Kurnool, Nalgonda, Vishakapatanm, Warangal, Tamilnadu and Bombay,  to spread the good news and to contribute towards the growth of Catholic Church. The Province is actively involving in the following activities in order to realize the vision of our founder as well as the Province to its fullness.


Presence in the Dioceses and the Ministries in India (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana State)

 

Main Activities:

  • Pastoral Ministry      
  • Educational Ministries
  • Social Development Activities
  • Orphanage and Hostel
  • Higher Studies
  • Prison Ministry

 

Eluru Diocese:

 

Nidadavole:  (Temporary) Provincialate,

St. John’s Minor Seminary, Formation House, St. John’s Parish, Pastoral Ministry

Kurukuru: Assisting at Heralds Spiritual Orientation Center - Formation House

Eluru: Assisting at St. Xavier’s Boarding – Formation House

 

KHAMMAM DIOCESE:

Enkoor:  St. Joseph’ Orphanage (Hostel and Education), St. Joseph’ Church, Pastoral Ministry

Dhammapeta: St. Mary’s English Medium School (Education), Immaculate Conception Orphanage, (Hostel) and Immaculate Conception Church, Pastoral Ministry.

 

HYDERABAD ARCH DIOCESE:

Vanastalipuram: Heralds High School (Education), Holy Cross Church, Postal Ministry

 

NALGONDA DIOCESE:

Nagarjunasagar:  St. Joseph’s Hostel (Education), St. Joseph’s Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Dondapadu: St. Joseph’s Church- Pastoral Ministry

G. V. Gudem: Don Bosco Academy- Formation House

Somavaram ( Nereducherla): Sacred Heart Church - Pastoral Ministry

Kammagudem: Pope Paul VI E.M. School - Education


 

KURNOOL DIOCESE:

Gopavaram: St. John Paul II Mission Parish- Pastoral Ministry

Guntakal: Assisting at Our Lady of Good Health Shrine, Pastoral Ministry

Ramadurgam: Assisting at Assumption Church, Pastoral Ministry

Maseedpuram: Infant Jesus Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Peddakadubur: St. Peter's Catholic Church, Pastoral Ministry.

 
 

 ADILABAD DIOCESE:

 Asifabad: Arogyamatha Catholic Mission Center, Pastoral Ministry.

 

GUNTUR DIOCESE:

Abbinenigutapalem: Assisting at Velangini Matha Shrine, Pastoral Ministry

Repalle: Assisting at St. Mary’s Church, Pastoral Ministry

Thumarakota: St. Thomas Church, Pastoral Ministry

Rentachitala: Assisting at Kanukamatha Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Mangalagiri: Assisting at RCM Church, Pastoral Ministry

 

VISHAKHAPATNAM  ARCH DIOCESE:   

Peddaboddepalli: Assisting at R.C.M Church, Pastoral Ministry

Saluru (2): Mother of God Church, Pastoral Ministry



Warangal Diocese:

 

BANGALORE:

Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Research Centre: Studying LPH

St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute: Studying MCL

 

BOmBay:

Mahim, Mumbai: St. Michael Church, Pastoral Ministry. 


 Tamilnadu:

Agirimagalam, Seerathope: Assisting at PIME Study House – Formation House

Vailangani: Assisting at Shrine Basilica of Velainganni, Pastoral Ministry

 

 


 

The Overseas Dioceses where St. John Paul - II Province is Present

 

Australia : Rockhampton

Italy : Albenga- Imperia, Ariano-Irpino, Genova, Nola, Tricarico, SS Trinita di Cava

USA :  Lexington, Wheeling – Charleston, Owensborrow, Las Cruces, Evansville, Stockton

Netherland: Oranjeplein

 


 

OUR INSTITUTIONS

MAJOR SEMINARIES (For all Provinces together)

 

1. St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh (Institute of Theology)
2. St. John’s Major Seminary, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh (Institute of Philosophy)
3. Heralds Spiritual Orientation Centre, Kurukkuru, Andhra Pradesh

 

MINOR SEMINARIES (of St. John Paul II Province)

 

1. St. John’s Minor Seminory, Nidadavole, Eluru, W.G.Dt.,

 

SCHOOLS

 

1. St. Mary’s English Medium School, Dammapeta, Andhra Pradesh.
2. Heralds High School, Vanastalipuram, Hyderabad. R.R. Dt., Andhra Pradesh.


 ORPHANAGE & HOSTEL


1. Immaculate Conception Orphonage, Dammapet, Khammam Dt.,  Andhra Pradesh
2. St. Joseph’s Orphonage, T.L.Pet, Enkoor. Khammam Dt., Andhra Pradesh
3. St. Joseph’s Hostal, Hill Colony, Nagarjunasagar, Noldonda Dt., Andhra Pradesh



OUR PARISHES

 

1. Immaculate Conception Church, Dammapet, Khammam Dt.,  Andhra Pradesh.
2.
St. Joseph’s Church, Hill Colony, Nagarjunasagar, Noldonda Dt., Andhra Pradesh.
3.
St. Joseph’s Church, T.L.Pet, Knkoor. Khammam Dt., Andhra Pradesh.
4
. Holy Cross Church, Vanasthalipuam, R. R. dt., Andhra Pradesh.
5. RCM Parish Church, Maseedupuram, Kurnool Diocese, Andhra Pradesh.
6.
RCM Parish Church, Gopavaram, Kurnool Diocese, Andhra Pradesh. 
7. St. Thomas Church, Thummrukota, Guntur Diocese, Andhra Pradesh.

8. St. John’s Parish, Nidadavole, Eluru Diocese, Andhra  Pradesh

 

 

 


OTHER PARISHES

 

1.      Asifabad:  Arogyamatha Catholic Mission Center , Adilabad Dt, Telangana State

2.      Somavaram: Sacred Heart Church, Nalgonda Diocese, Telangana State 

3.    Dondapadu: St. Fathima Church, Nalgonda Diocese, Telangana State

3.      Guntakal: Our Lady of Good Health Shrine, Kurnool Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

4.      Ramadurgam: Assumption Church, Kurnool Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

6.      Peddakadubur: St. Peter's Catholic Church, Kurnool Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

8.      Repalle: St. Mary’s Church, Guntur Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

9.      Rentachintala: Kanukamatha Church, Guntur Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

11.    Peddaboddepalli: R.C.M Church, Vishakapatnam Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

12.    Peddaveedhi: Mother of God Church, Vishakapatnam Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

13.    Patigadda: Lourdhu Matha Church, Nalgonda Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

14.   Nallikuduru: Sacred Heart Church, Warangal Diocese, Telangana State

15.   Abbineniguntapalem: Velangini Matha Shrine, Guntur Diocese, Telangana State

16.   Mangalagiri: R. C. M. Church, Guntur Diocese, Andhra Pradesh

 


ONGOING PROJECTS

SOCIAL WORK CENTRES


 

ELURU DIOCESE:

Nidadavole:  (Temporary) Provincialate,

St. John’s Minor Seminary, Formation House, St. John’s Parish, Pastoral Ministry

Kurukuru: Assisting at Heralds Spiritual Orientation Center - Formation House

Chebrole: Assisting at RCM Church (Francis De Sales) - Pastoral Ministry 

Eluru: Assisting at St. Xavier’s Boarding – Formation House

 

KHAMMAM DIOCESE:

Enkoor:  St. Joseph’ Orphanage (Hostel and Education), St. Joseph’ Church, Pastoral Ministry

Dhammapeta: St. Mary’s English Medium School (Education), Immaculate Conception Orphanage, (Hostel) and Immaculate Conception Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Naidupet: St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Formation House

 

HYDERABAD ARCH DIOCESE:

Vanastalipuram: Heralds High School (Education), Holy Cross Church, Postal Ministry

Trimulgherry: Assisting at PIME Study House – Formation House 

NALGONDA DIOCESE:

Nagarjunasagar:  St. Joseph’s Hostel (Education), St. Joseph’s Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Achampeta: RCM Church, Pastoral Ministry

Damara Bhimanapally: Assisting at St. Joseph’s Church- Pastoral Ministry

G. V. Gudem: Don Bosco Academy- Formation House

 

KURNOOL DIOCESE:

Gopavaram: St. John Paul II Mission Parish- Pastoral Ministry

Guntakal: Assisting at Our Lady of Good Health Shrine, Pastoral Ministry

Peddakottala: Assisting at Holy name of Jesus Church, Pastoral Ministry

Maseedpuram: Infant Jesus Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Peddakadubur: St. Peter's Catholic Church, Pastoral Ministry.

 

 ADILABAD DIOCESE:

Asifabad: Arogyamatha Catholic Mission Center, Pastoral Ministry.

.

GUNTUR DIOCESE

Vejendla: Assisting at RCM Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Repalle: Assisting at St. Mary’s Church, Pastoral Ministry

Thumarakota: St. Thomas Church, Pastoral Ministry

Rentachitala: Assisting at Kanukamatha Church, Pastoral Ministry.

Pedavadlapudi: Assisting at St. Michael’s Church, Pastoral Ministry.

NELLORE DIOCESE

Podili: Assisting at Good Shepherd Church Podili, Pastoral Ministry.

 

VISHAKHAPATNAM DIOCESE:

 

Draksharamam: Assisting at Jayajesu Catholica Dhevalayam, Pastoral Ministry

Old Gajuwaka: Assisting at Holy Cross Church

BANGALORE

Carmelaram: Assisting as the Director of Research Center at the Prison Ministry India. 

St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute: Studying MCL

TAMILNADU

Trichy: Assisting at PIME St. Thomas Formation House.