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Fr Joseph Kottayil

October 3, 2008 4 comments

At the end of this morning’s Mass, we recognized the celebrant, Fr Joseph Kottayil, for his priesthood and brotherhood here at St John Vianney College Seminary.  He is one of our “in house” Spiritual Directors.  The Student Council, this year, decided to keep, in an extra-special way, a different priest of the house in our prayers each month.  Last month, September 2008, we all focused on Fr Joseph.  This month, it is Fr Santos.  — Thank you, Fr Joseph, for you!


Father Joseph Kottayil was born April 1, 1959, in Kerala, the most Catholic state of India, he is the fifth of seven children. Ordained Dec. 23,
1979, he came to the United States in 1990 and worked at St. Agnes Parish in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y. The cold winter did not suit him, however, so a priest friend invited him to come to South Florida. Since 1991, he has served at St. Coleman Parish in Pompano, St. Maximilian Kolbe in Pembroke Pines, St. John Neumann in Kendall and St. Catherine of Siena in Miami. On July 1, 2002, he was named pastor of the newly-created Blessed John XXIII Parish in Miramar.  Today is a permanent “in house” Spiritual Director at St John Vianney College Seminary in Miami, FL

For more info, see some personal question & answers on the Archdiocese of Miami HERE.

Sign on his desk:  “Be patient.  God isn’t finished with me yet.”