St Thomas Region

 

Mandya district, a part of the diocese of Mananthavady was entrusted to the MST for the missionary apostolate in 1978 by His Excellency Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, the then bishop of Mananthavady. The mission work was formally started on 22 September 1978 with a formal agreement between the bishop and the superiors of the Society. When Mission was entrusted to the MST there was no house or any infrastrecture. To start with missionries stayed in a rented house. It was in 1980 missionaries got shifted to own house built in Kalehanahally.In 1981 a second mission station was opened in Guthalu near Mandya. Within 32 years MST missionaries developed 21 mission stations. Mandya mission took the policy of not having big institutions but going out to the villages and start developmental programmes. Therefore missionaries started non formal education centers, SHGs etc. for the development of the villages. On 18th January 2010 Mandya diocese was erected comprising districts of Mandya, Hassen, Mysore and Chamarajnagar. Once the diocese was erected MST handed over 12 out of 21 mission stations to the diocese.

 

In 2008 Mandya region was renamed St Thomas Region and its area was extended to the syro Malabar eparchies in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhrapradesh.

MST Mandya region has taken up mission in Adilabad diocese in Andra pradesh comprising of Boath and Nyeredigunda mandals.

In 2013, a new MST centre was started in Sathyamangalam in the diocese of Ramanathapuram, TN.

 

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Regional Director Rev Fr Francis Kureeckal
1st Councillor Rev Fr George Aikarakunnel
2nd Councillor and Treasurer Rev Fr Joseph Koottumkal
 
Address: Santhome, P.B. 42, Engineering College Road, Mandya, 571 401, Karnataka
Tel: 08232-224073
E-mail: santhomemdy@rediffmail.com

 

 

MST CENTRES OF APOSTOLATE & INSTITUTIONS

01. AREKERE (1996)

Jeevodaya, Sulthan Road

Arekere – 571 415

Mandya Dt, Karnataka.

Tel. 08236-259358

Jeevodaya School

Convent: Adoration Convent (SABS)

Tel. 08236-259310

 

02. GOLLARADODDI (1987)

Koppa, Preeti Nilaya, Gollaradoddi

Maraliga – 571 419

Mandya Dt, Karnataka

Tel. 08232-248047

School:  Special school for the mentally challenged

Convent: Preeti Nilaya Convent (SKD)

Tel: 08232-248614

03. HADANUR (1984)

Christalaya, Hadanur

Tendekere – 571 426, K.R. Pet Tk

Mandya Dt, Karnataka

Tel. 08230-211211; 211299

Snake poison treatment Hospital

Convent : Christalaya Convent / SMS

Tel: 09242785830

 

04. GOLLARAHALLI

Halagur (1984)

Seva Sadana, Gollarahalli

Halagur – 571 421

Mandya Dt, Karnataka

Tel. 08231-218139

IGP. V Guard stabilizer unit

Convent

Holy Family Convent / CHF

Tel. 08231-329255

05. KYATAMGERE (2006)

(Mandya) Santhome Public School

Kyatamgere, Kiragandoor P. O. 571 403

Mandya Dt, Karnataka,

Tel: 08232-220200

CMC Convent (Atma Sadan)

c/o Santhome Public School, Kya tamgere

,Kiragandoor P.O.,Mandya – 571 403

Mob: 09449244050

06. MANDYA (1978)

MST Regional House, St Thomas Region, Santhome,

P.B.42, P.E.S. Engineering College Road,

 Mandya – 571 401, Karnataka ,Tel. 08232-224073

225664(R.D.);228156 (S.W.)

Mob: 09448338292 (Fr Koottumkal S.)

09448740912 (Fr George Mundackal)

09448263941 (Fr Thomas Kocheettathottu)

Convent: Maria Nivas / MSMI

Tel: 08232-221 780

 

07. KALENAHALLI (2006)

Deepti Nivas

Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled

Kalenahalli – 571 402,

Mandya

08232-222218

08. KIRAGANDOOR (2003)

Asha Sadan

Special School for the Mentally

Challenged,

Kiragandoor P.O., 571 403,

Mandya

09. . SRIRANGAPATNA (1977)

Jeevan Jyoti (Missionary Orientation

Centre (MOC) of MST),

Ganjam P.O., Srirangapatna 571438

Mandya Dt., Karnataka

Tel: 08236- 253648


Stations entrusted to the diocese

Kalehanahalli Church, Health centre
Guthalu School, Childrens Home
Ragimuddanahalli Health centre
Cheekanahalli School,  tailoring centre
Rudrakshipura School
Kikkeri School,  Dispensary
Pandithahlli Tailorinfg centre
Hosadoddy Health cente, Tution centre
Nagmangala V Guard stabilizer production Unit
Sikkaripura School, tailoring centre
Ashakirana Hiv/AIDS care centre