We are pleased to welcome to our diocese Reverend “Joe” Pichai Pillai Vellankanni, C.M., a member of the Southern Indian Province of the Congregation for the Mission.

Father Joe studied in India and was ordained on December 29, 2008 to the Congregation for the Mission. He served 9 years at Assumption Church (Christhu Nager) in Tanzania before agreeing to serve as a missionary priest in the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador. He arrived in our Diocese on August 14 and has been appointed as an Associate Pastor of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer where he will begin a period of enculturation.

Please join in welcoming Father Joe to the diocese and praying for God’s blessing upon his ministry.