Infant Jesus Church
Chennai - 600 080.
Phone: 044 2624 4608
A Brief History
The Laity of Korattur had to fulfill their Sunday obligation commuting a long way by bus or train to Ayanavaram, Ambattur or Perambur in the late 1970's. The infant Jesus Church was started in Korattur as a sub-station of Ambattur. Initially Sunday Mass was held in a shed. The Parish Priest Fr. V.M. Thomas bought the land on which the present church stands and Sunday Masses were held in a leaky shed.
When Fr. P.J. Lawrence Raj took charge, he built churches both at Mannurpet and Korattur Infant Jesus Church was blessed by His Grace Most Casimir Gnanadickam S.J. on 7th April 1990 and the belfry was blessed by the Most Rev. Dr. R. Arulapapa, retired Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore. In 1991, this Church became a separate parish. To commemorate the Jubilee year, 2000 a grotto was built by Fr. Chinnappa Carasala. Later a shopping complex was added. This church attracts the Protestants and Hindus of this area who are frequent visitors.