‘Our Lady of Rosary Church is a Catholic Church’ , situated in Kallakurichi , Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. Our Lady of Rosary Church, Kallakurichi Parish belongs to Diocese of Pondicherry.
Society of Foreign Missions of Paris Priests, developed and built in the 19th century.
In 1914 Rev.Fr. Simon, laid base for the Kallakurichi Parish.
On 1936 as a result of the efforts of Rev.Fr. Pere Di Elbreil, MEP Priest. Old Church building came to its existence. '''Rev.Fr.PERE DI Elbreil''' better known as Elbariel was a MEP Priest, Philosopher and Philanthropist from Francewidely acknowledged as a social Reformer during the 1940s. He is still remembered for Constructed schools and Convents in and around Kallakurichi taluk along with S.V.S.Rathinam a Philontherapist. He arrived Pondicherry diocess, May 22, 1935. He had chosen Kallakurichi taluk to start his religious and social service. He constructed more than seven convents, three orphanages and schools.Ulagankathan,Chinna salem, Siruvathur,Valli mathuram, Akara kottalam. Chinasalem was separted from Kallakurichi Parish in 1937. He released more than two hundred families from bonded slavery. Rev.Fr.PERE DElbreilbabtised more than Ten thousand people to catholic Christian community around kallakurichi and virudhachalam taluk along with his disciples. He converted more than a Ten thousand people into[christianity from various area.He compiled Dramas in English and Tamil. Yesuvin Paadugal, Christ and Me compiled by Rev.Fr.PERE DI Elbreil left India on January 17, 1947. He demised in Montabon, on November 10, 1988. It is a Golden Period of Kallakurichi Parish.
Rev.Fr. Gnamanikam built the new school building .
Rev.Fr. Gnadikkam demolished the old cemetery and constructed the St.Consega Convent.
Rev.Fr. Masilamani constructed the New Chappel.
Rev.Fr.Antony samy co-ordinated the public for construction of the new cemetery.
Rev.Fr. Dhumma finalized the New cemetery place near by the Manimutharu river.
Rev.Fr. Arokia samy constructed the Gebi, New School building and shopping complex.
Rev.Fr.Maria Joseph and Rev.Fr. Joshuva modified the complex and laid few statues.
Rev.Fr,L.Joseph Raj proposed and initiated plans for the execution of the Centenery celeberation of the church.
==CLERGYMEN SERVICED IN KALLAKURICHI PARISH==
*Rev.Fr.Simon 1914 - 1934
*Rev.Fr. Pere Di Elbreil 1935 - 1940
* Rev.Fr.Antony samy
* Rev.Fr.Arokia samy
* Rev.Fr.Maria Joseph
* Rev.Fr.L.Joseph Raj. 2012-
== CLERGIES ORDINATED FROM KALLAKURICHI PARISH==
* Rev.Fr.Mohan, German
==NOTABLE CHRISTIANS FROM KALLAKURICHI PARISH==
*Mr.Gnaraj, Oriental Insurance
*Prof.Pathinathan, Loyalo College, Chennai.
* Thomas Rathnam, Music Director
* Kennedy, Chitra Cement
*Raj, Malaysian Timbers
*Prof.Leo Stanley, St.Joseph college, Trichy
*Dr.Vincent Therraisnathan, USA
==LIST OF CHRISTIAN CHOIR & ORCHESTRAS==
St.Cecili Choir Group
==LIST OF SCHOOLS AND ORPHANAGES==
St.Consega convent, Kallakurichi
St.Joseph orphanage, Ulagangathan
St.Mary’s convent, Karanur
==LIST OF SUB PARISHES==
In the name of Divine Lord, Our Lady of Rosary prays to our Lord our God to intercede for each of us in our daily life.
Daily Mass: 6.30 am
Sunday Mass : 8.30 am
Adoration : 5.30 pm