Beloved Parish Priest Rev. Fr. S. Solomon

Punnainagar parish is a shining parish in the tiny diocese of Kottar, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, India.

The patroness of the Church at Punnainagar is Our Lady of Lourdes. The parishioners are happy and healthy by the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes. I took the canonical possession of this parish as parish priest on 1st October 2017. Within a short period I noticed that hundreds of people every day visit this Church- school going children, college going students, office going employees, business people and senior citizens. The church is almost full even for daily Mass The parish is well administered by the Parish council elected by the parishioners and the office bearers co-operate with commitment and dedication. The parishioners are very generous to donate for the need of the Church. The involvement of the people in the liturgical services is very positive and they express their solidarity.

To go one step further, the parishioners are interested in starting a website under the ID "". This will facilitate the people to know the important events of the parish and have touch with the parishioners live in abroad or in other states.

I appreciate all those work technically for this endeavour. May Mother Mary intercede for us and protect us.

God bles you all. With Love and prayers Fr. S. Solomon

Bio Data of the parish priest.
  • Msgr. Fr. S. Solomon -01.09.1958
  • Alenchy (Kanyakumari District, Diocese of Kottar) Mr. Stanislaus and Mrs. Gnanammal

Date of Priestly Ordination -14.04.1985

School Studies                -1 to VIII - St. Aloysius Middle school, Velliavilai)
Given Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Parents:
  1. IX—XI - Carmel School., Nagercoil
  2. Joined Seminary in June 1972
Seminary Studies
Civil Degree Ecclesiastical Degree

Thesis Title Parish Ministries
  1. 1972 -1976 - St. Aloysius minor Seminary
  2. 1976 -1977 - St Peter's Minor Seminary, Madura!
  3. 1977 - 1980 - Philosophy, St Peter's Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore
  4. 1980 - 1981 - Regency, St. Xavier's cathedral, Kottar
  5. 1981 - 1985 - Theology, St Peter's Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore
  6. M. A., Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  7. M.C.L -Licentiate in Canon Law, St. Peter's Institute Bangalore (Affiliated with Urbanian university, Rome)
  8. "Requirements for Sacred Orders with special reference to Celibacy" Under The guidance of Rev. Fr. Dr. Rayapa.
  9. 1985 - 1986 - Asst. Parish priest, St. Antony's Church, Kurusady
  10. 1986 - 1988 - Prefect, St. Xavier Mission Home, Nagercoil,
  11. 1988-1990 - Parochial Administrator, Chrsit the King Church, Sadayalputhoor
  12. 1990-1993- Parish Priest, St. Lourdes Church, Lourdugiri
  13. 1993-1996. Parish Priest, St. Theresa Church , Kandanvilai
  14. 1996-1997- Parish priest, Christ the King Church, Kanavoor
  15. 1997 - 19199- Higher studies, Canon Law in St. Peter's pontifical Institute, Bangalore.
  16. 1999-2002, Parish priest, Church of Our Lady of snows, Maravankudiruppu
  17. 2002-2003 - Parish Priest, St. Sebastin Church, Madathattuvilai
  18. 2003- 2005 - Parish priest, St. Bernadette Church, Mangalakunnu.
  19. 2005 - 20013 - Diocesan Judge
  20. 20015 - 2017- Vicar General, Diocese of Kottar
  21. 2017, Oct. 1 - Parish priest of Punnainagar.
  22. Diocesan Ministries
  23. 2005- 2013 - Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Kottar for 8 years.
  24. 25.05.2013 - Vicar General of Diocese of Kottar
  25. Special Ministries - Episcopal Delegate for the Cause of Blessed Devasahyam Pillai

  26. Vice president of Tamilnadu Canon Law Assocoiation
    1. Director of Sacred Heart League