St. Norbert Priory, Trichy

St_Norbert_Priory_TrichySEMBATTU MISSION was taken care by the Jesuits from Madurai Province since 1904 and in 1935, the diocese of Trichy took over this Mission to take care of the spiritual and education needs of this place. In 1977, at the invitation of then, the Bishop of Trichy, Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Fernando, our dedicated confreres Rev.Fr. Prakash, O. Praem and Rev. Bro. Amalraj, O. Praem took over this Mission to start a new Foundation of the Norbertine Community in Tamil Nadu. Through their foundation, the community has been blessed with greater service to the marginalized people at Sembattu, Kamaraj Nagar, K.K. Nagar, Mathur (Trichy Diocese) and Thiruvetriyur (Sivagangai diocese). God has blessed this vibrant community to serve the people through Schools, social welfare centers and parishes. The Missie-Procuur Team in Holland is the backbone of our ministry through their financial support. This community has been nurtured by many Abbots in Holland and in India to have a Norbertine way of life with Vision and Mission.

Holy Trinity Church is one of the oldest Missions in the Diocese of Trichy. This became a separate parish from 1977 when taken over by the Norbertine Fathers. She has two main sub-stations. The Catholic population is 1,000 families. Most of the people work in the tanneries, farms, schools, offices and small scale of Industries. The Economical condition of the people is very poor. Some are in the middle-income group. The spiritual quest among the people is very rich.

Centers looked after by the Norbertine Fathers, in Tamil Nadu are the following:

Parishes

  1. Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Sembattu, Airport P.O, Trichy 620 007, T.N
  2. Queen of All Saints Church, Amalapuram, K.K. Nagar, Trichy 620 021, T.N
  3. Church of the Virgin of the Poor, Norbertine Fathers, Thiruvettriyur, Ramnad 623 407, T.N
  4. St. Joseph’s Church, South Cart Street, Kuruvikulam, Tirunelveli 627 754, T.N

Schools

  1. AMRC School, Sembattu, Airport P.O, Trichy 620 007, T.N
  2. St. Norbert School, Norbertine Fathers, Thiruvettriyur, Ramnad 623 407, T.N
  3. St. Norbert School, Amalapuram, K.K. Nagar, Trichy 620 021, T.N
  4. St. Norbert Schhol- Mathur, C/O Norbertine Fathers, Sembattu, Airport P.O, Trichy 620 007, T.N

Social Work Centres

  1. SHAPE centre, Sembattu, Airport P.O, Trichy 620 007, T.N
  2. Norbertine Social Welfare Centre, Thiruvettiyur

Formation House

  1. St. Norbert Anbhagam, C/O Norbertine Fathers, Sembattu, Airport P.O, Trichy 620 007, T.N

Birthdays
  • 03/December
    Rev. Fr. Diago Fonseca O.Praem
  • 09/December
    Bro. Thomas Arockianathan
  • 10/December
    Rev. Fr. Joshy Augustine O.Praem
  • 16/December
    Rev. Fr. Jay PrakashTirkey O.Praem
  • 16/December
    Rev. Fr. Arul Raj O.Praem
  • 23/December
    Rev. Fr. Jose Pratap Chirayath O.Praem
  • 23/December
    Rev. Fr. Paul Raj O.Praem
  • 25/December
    Rev. Fr. Albert Xalxo O.Praem
  • 27/December
    Rev.Fr. Jaison John
  • 29/December
    Rev. Fr. Gabriel Xalxo O.Praem
  • 29/December
    Rev.Fr. Paulson Nereparambil O. Praem