Mangalapalem Parish was entrusted to the OCD fathers for some time. They came to the diocese in 1986. Since then they have been looking after the spiritual needs of the people in Managalapalem. After ten years of their services in Mangalapalem they concentrated on Pendur thy where they wanted to construct their monastery in the land given by the Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. K Mariadas. Pendur thy was erected a new parish on 5.5.1998.