Thumpali, Kuzhiturai, Tamil Nadu, India
Thumpali is one of the parishes in the new diocese of Kuzhithurai which earlier was part of the Diocese of Kottar. They say that the catholic presence has been in this place before 350 years. The parish is situated in Vencode vicariate of the diocese. It was on 04.06.1969 that the new Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Thumpali was built. And it was erected as parish by His Grace Most. Rev. Dr. Leon Tharmaraj D.D., the then Bishop of Kottar in the year 2001. There are 2 substations to this parish namely, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Karumpilavilai and Christ the King Church at Udavilai wherefrom hails our confrere Fr. Sunil Kumar. The parish priest is our confrere Fr Dhanabal Raj, ISch.
Number of Catholics: 5500 approximately
Basic Christian Communities (Anbiams): 17