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At a Glance

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Heralds of Good News - At a Glance

Foundation : October 14, 1984
Founder : Rev. Dr. Jose Kaimlett
Profession of Pioneer Members : February 2, 1985
Pioneer Members : Rev. Dr. Jose Kaimlett, Rev. Dr. Mathew Kallikatt, Rev. Fr. Thomas Alancherry, Rev. Fr. Augustine Kunnakatt, Bros. Thomas Karachira & Jose Ounnukallel
Approval of Constitutions by Vatican : May 5, 1991
Pontifical Right : May 5, 1999
Erection of Provinces : August 2008 (Only Three)
Number of Provinces : 4
Total Number of Priests : 450
Deacons : 25
Superior General : Very. Rev. Fr. M. Ignatius
The object of the Society : To work for the glory of God by the evangelization of the people and by the sanctification of its members following the rules and regulations of the Society
Specific Aim : To Train and Supply wherever there is need, dedicated, hardworking and saintly missionaries.
Heavenly Patrons : Mary Queen of Apostles and St. Joseph, the worker.


St. John Paul II Province - At Glance


Provincialate At : Nidadavole, Eluru, West Godavari Dist. Andhra Pradesh, India
Erection of the New Province : Sept 8, 2011
Provincial Superior : Rev. Fr. Bathula Jaya Raj
Inauguration and Installation of the Provincial Team : October 21, 2011
Priests : 72
Deacons :
Seminarians : 75
Parishes :

1. Immaculate Conception Church at Dhammapat, Khammam Diocese.

2. St. Joseph's Parish Church at Enkoor, Khammam Diocese.

3. St. RCM Church at Gopavaram, Kurnool Diocese.

4. Infant Jesus Church at Maseedupuram, Kurnool Diocese.

5. St. Joseph's Parish Church at Nagarjunasagar, Nalgonda Diocese

6. St. John's Parish Church at Nidadavole, Eluru Diocese.

7. Holy Cross Church at Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad Archdiocese. 

8. St. Thomas Church, Thummrukota, Guntur Diocese, Andhra Pradesh.

Schools :

1. St. Mary’s English Medium High School at Dhammapeta, Khammam, Dt.,

2. Heralds High School at Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad.

Heavenly Patron : St. John Paul II
Moto : Love and Live
Vision Statement : 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 convertion of sinners and to uplift the poor and the needy by the divine grace of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and by the intercession of  heavenly patterns and the provincial patterns life example.


Dioceses, where St. John Paul II Province is Present


  • Adilabad
  • Eluru
  • Nalgonda
  • Guntur
  • Kurnool
  • Khammam
  • Mumbai
  • Hyderabad

  • Vishakhapatanam
  • Warangal
  • Bangalore
  • Tamilnadu


Australia    : Rockhampton
Italy              : Albenga,  Ariano-Irpino, Nola,  SS Trinita di Cava
USA                : Lexington, Wheeling-Charleston, Stockton, Las Cruces, Evansville
Netherland : Oranjeplein