History of Church

Gandhipuram Parish was inaugurated in January 1955 at St.Mary’s Primary School by Fr. Peter Damian. Rt.Rev. Francis Savarimuthu blessed the place & Br.Cosmos also contributed to the construction.Fr. Cassian an American & Provincial delegate was the architect of Fatima church. The church was blessed on December 23,1962

The very next month after the church was blessed, Bishop Francis Savarimuthu laid the foundation for both Shanthi Ashram & Latin School-Minor Seminary.Shanthi Ashram had the inner wing of the choir, refectory & kitchen.Fr. Berchmance constructed the first wing of Shanthi Ashram & also a parish hall in memory of Bishop. Heartmann & they were blessed on 18th April, 1966.

Bishop Ambrose put forth the idea of starting a Matriculation School in July 1996.Fr. Soosai Arul furnished the school while Fr. Jude King put his heart & soul in obtaining the government recognition. Brindshi Matriculation School was inaugurated by Bishop Ambrose on 1st June, 1998.

SILVER JUBILEE YEAR 1981

Fr. Clement was the parish priest who took innovative ideas to buying lands & selling it for house plots & using the profit for construction of a Community Hall.He also took initiatives to start 2 new parishes, Rathinapuri in 1983 & Ganapathy in 1990.The diocese also created N.G.G.O. Colony parish in 1970, Jothipuram in 1987, Goundampalayam in 1997 & Visuvavapuram in 2003.Fr. Solano Ofm.,Cap contemplated ‘MarriAge Bureau’ in 1976 with the blessing of Rt. Rev. C.M.Visuvasam.

GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR 2005

It was during the Golden Jubilee year, 2005 that the Heartmann Hall was demolished & a mighty structure ‘Golden Jubilee Spiritual & Social Centre’was constructed. Underneath this came an, Adoration Chapel financed by Mr. Vincent,a parishioner & all other Gandhipuram parishioners & benefactors.Rt.Rev. Thomas Aquinas, Bishop of Coimbatore blessed & opened it on 20th May,2005.

History of ChurchFr. M. Joseph Ofm.,Cap took over in 2002 & he approved the plan for construction of a Grotto of Our Lady Of Fatima. The FRC ] Fatima Recreation Club)shouldered the responsibity & it was blessed by Fr. Joseph himself in October,2003 during his Golden Jubilee celebration.