1. Fr. Arul Joseph, as per his request, is excardinated from the Archdiocese of Madurai and simultaneously is incardinated into the diocese of La Crosse, USA in March 2018. Fr. Arul Joseph had been working in our Archdiocese and India as a Parish Priest, Pastoral Center Director, Coordinator of Commissions, Major Seminary Rector, Judicial Vicar, Chancellor and Secretary of CBCI Commission for Clergy and Seminary formation etc. The Archdiocese is really indebted to the service of our beloved Father Arul Joseph who is now doing wonderful ministry in US. The Archdiocese wishes all the best in his new ministry. May the good Lord bless him in his new missions. – Fr. Chancellor

2. Fr. M. Paul, as per his request, is excardinated from the Archdiocese of Madurai and simultaneously is incardinated into the Archdiocese of Portland (Oregon), USA in March 2018. Fr. M. Paul had been working in our Archdiocese of Madurai as Parish priest and Professor in a Major Seminary teaching systematic Theology. He has contributed a lot to the formation of future priests for so many years. Now, as per his discernment, he has decided to do ministry in US. May the good Lord bless him and the Archdiocese wishes all the best in the new assignment in US. – Fr. Chancellor

  • ERECTION OF 72nd PARISH: Nakkaneri, bifurcated from Sundaranachiarpuram of Sriilliputhur Vicariate was erected a new parish on 31st July 2017 by Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy and entrusted to the pastoral care of MMI Fathers with a proper Contract signed.
  • Erection of a new Holy Cross Convent: A new Community of the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod was erected at BOMMINAYAKKANPATTI of T. Sindalachery parish by Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy.
  • Erection of I V Dei community: A new Society called INSTITUTO VOLUNTAS DEI  was erected in the Archdiocese at Anna Nagar parish on 7th July 2017 with a proper agreement signed.
  • Erection of another Holy Cross convent at Sevugampatti of Batlagundu parish was done on 19th August 2017 with a proper agreement signed. The community administers 1. Hostel for School going children 2, Deepam, A Social Service Society of the Congregation and 3 Deaddiction Center.  – Fr. Chancellor.
  • Erection of Nirai Vazhvu Nagar Parish : The 73rd Parish Niraivazhvu Nagar, having been bifurcated from Virudungar Parish was created on 1st Oct. 2017. The Patron Saint of the Parish is Our Lady of Rosary.
  • Erection of Marianus Nagar Parish : The 74th Parish, Marianus Nagar, having been bifurcated from Sivakasi Parish, was created on 13th July 2018, . The Patron Saint of this parish is Our Lady of Veilankanni
  • Erection of Melkoilpatti Parish : The 75th Parish Melakoilpatti, having been bifurcated from Batlagundu Parish was created on 4th Aug. 2018, . The Patron Saint of the Parish is St. Francis Xavier. This Parish is entrusted to the pastoral care of Holy Cross Fathers. – Fr. Chancellor.
  • Erection of Sempatti Mission : The (76th) Sempatti Moission having been bifurcated from Usilampatti Parish was created on 12th Nov. 2018, . The Patron Saint of the Mission is Our lady of Lourdes. This Parish is entrusted to the pastoral care of Norbertine Fathers. – Fr. Chancellor.
  • Erection of Vadapatti Mission : The (77th) Vadapatti Moission having been bifurcated from Thiruthangal Parish was created on 25th Nov. 2018, . The Patron Saint of the Mission is St. John De Britto. This Parish is entrusted to the pastoral care of Guanellians, Servants of Charity Fathers. – Fr. Chancellor.