A petition for a separate church was submitted in the
Verapoly Bishop's house on March 20th 1960 . A plot was selected in
July 1969 and a 40x13 feet shed was completed by end of 1971. The
name of St. Jude was suggested by an orphan child , the first
miracle to happen here. The first Mass was on November 29th 1971 , a
Thursday at 4.30 p.m. It was offered by Fr. Augustin Maveli. Later
he became the Msngr.
The foundation stone for the new church was laid by Dr.Joseph Kelanthara,
the late Archbishop of Verapoly Archdiocese on August 15th 1972. Nagarcoil native Sourimuthu was the builder, who successfully completed the work, with the help of the Darsanasamuham , formed in the same year.
In 1976, the Sacred Relic was brought from Rome and the Novena was
started on Thursdays. But due to lack of people, it was shifted to
Sundays. The folowing parish priests served after Msngr. Joseph Maveli.
Fr K.V.John S.J
Fr Joseph Ettuthuruthil
Fr Alexander Maliakkel
Fr George Chelat
Fr Densil Louis
Fr Felix Chakkalakkal
Fr Varghese Valiaparambil
Fr Joseph ThattarusseryFr Peter Ambalathingal
Fr. Paulson Simethy
The present priest is Fr. Antony Arrakal.
The renovation of the church started on 2003 May 29th, under the supervision of K.R .Antony. It was
blessed on the same year, Oct 23rd Thursday at 5pm by the Archbishop Most Rev.