Meet our Parish Team
Fr. Biju Kannampuzha, CMI
The sixth child of Antony and Mariam Kannampuzha, Fr. Biju was born and raised in Kerala, India. His parents imparted to him a love and respect for Christ and the Church. As a student in a Catholic school system throughout his childhood and adolescence he had the opportunity to see the work the priests did in the school and broader community. Their vocation was one that inspired and attracted him.
At age fifteen he joined the Carmelite seminary in the nearby city. After graduation in Philosophy, Psychology and Theology, he was ordained to the priesthood on December 29, 2001. He served as the associate pastor of Christ the King Parish in Kerala, India until he arrived in Canada in 2005. He was then appointed as the associate pastor of St. Patrick’s and St. Lawrence churches in Hamilton, ON. Before coming to St. John Vianney parish, he was Priest-Chaplain at St. Joseph's Villa long-term care home in Dundas, ON. His interests include reading, basketball, hiking, jogging, Indian classical music and Philosophy.
Fr. Rijo Jose