St John Vianney Parish 13 Baldwin Lane Mass Times: Saturday 5pm Sunday 8am 9:30am 11:30am

Meet our Priests

Rev. Biju Kannampuzha, CMI, Pastor

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.

Rev. Saji Thomas, CMI, Associate Pastor

Fr. Saji Thomas, youngest of five children, comes from the Kerala province of southern India. He entered the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), and was ordained in 2009. His studies included an undergraduate degree in English Literature and degrees in Philosophy and Theology. He served the CMI order for 2 years as vocation director and then pursued studies for a Masters of Theology in Youth Ministry. Fr. Saji then directed a CMI organization serving married couples, young adults and youth through programs of retreats, seminars and counselling. He was appointed as an associate pastor at St. John Vianney Parish in September, 2015. On a personal level, Fr. Saji is involved in the arts. As a hobby, he has developed skills in drawing and painting. Father also plays the keyboard and sings beautifully.

Rev. Joshy George, CMI, Priest in Residence

Fr. Joshy was born in Kerala, India and is the fourth son in his family. He joined the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) Congregation shortly after finishing high school. He completed a bachelor degree in Sociology and later did his Masters in Philosophy at Christ University in Bangalore. He also holds a PG Diploma in Social Work. After completing his theological studies, he was ordained to the priesthood on December 31, 2013. Soon after his ordination, he was appointed as Associate Pastor at St. Joseph’s Church in Kerala. He later severs of an assistant director at a school and then as Associate Pastor at Holy Family Church in Bangalore. Fr. Joshy’s interests include singing and teaching.