2. St. Mathias' Friary, Ashok Nagar, Chennai (Chennai - Mylapore Archdiocese) - 1971

Founded in 1971. St. Mathias’ parish of the Capuchins meets the spiritual needs of the people in and around Ashok Nagar. There is a social centre where girls are trained in tailoring, music and dance. It also provides computer education. It has a free legal aid cell too. A convenient parish hall was built in 1986 to cater to the needs of the parishioners. Out of this one vast parish, Chinmayanagar in 1989 and Nesapakkam in 1999 became new parishes.