This is one of the Forane parishes of Alappuzha Diocese
There are about 2000 families in the parish. The parish is divided into BCC (Basic Christian Community) units where parishioners gather weekly or monthly for prayers and Christian fellowship.
Fr. Christopher M. Arthasseril is the Rector, Vicar forane and parish priest of Basilica and his assistants are Fr. Jobin Joseph Panackal and Fr. Jelshin Joseph Thareparambil. Fr. Gasper Koiyiparambil is the confessor. Fr. Stanley Pious Kattunkalthayyil is the chaplain of St. Rita's Church. Fr. Thomas Shaiju Chirayil is the resident priest.