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Diocese of Alappuzha

Establishment Year 1998

Salesian Parish

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At Mangalam Salesians cater to the socio-spiritual and educational needs of the poor and under privileged fisher folk

Maximillian Kolbe church, Mangalam is a Salesian parish situated in the Western coastal area of the Arabian Sea consisting of about 650 catholic families under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Alappuzha. Initially, this parish, as a substation, was handed over to the Salesians by His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Peter M. Chenaparampil, Bishop of Alappuzha, in the year 1998. On 21st November 2003, the new Church was blessed by Rev. Dr Stephen Athipozhiyil, the Bishop of Alappuzha and declared as a parish.

Majority of the people belong to the fisher folk community and fall under the category of low-income groups. Fishing and coir industry which provide only seasonal employment are the major sources of livelihood. Unemployment and lack of proper educational opportunities are the predominant concerns of the people.

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Maximilian Kolbe Church
Mangalam, Kanjiramchira
YAlappuzha North – 688 007
Kerala

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(0477) 224.66.86

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House : dbalappuzha@gmail.com

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