RIP – FR. JOSEPH VETTOM SDB


He was born on 13 August 1926, to Mr. Mani Kuruvilla and Mrs. Anna, at Palai, in the Diocese of Meenachi, Kerala and entered the Salesian aspirantate at Tirupattur in Salesian House 1946. He did his Novitiate at Mount Don Bosco, Kotagiri, and made his first profession on 24 May 1950. He was ordained a priest on 28th June 1959 at Malawi, Shillong. The first years of his priesthood was in Sacro Cuore - Rome, Italy Student 1960 - 1963). The rest of his pastoral years were in:

    Sacred Heart Seminary – Poonamallee, Madras Teacher (1963 – 1964).

    The Retreat – Yercaud Teacher (1964 – 1966).

    Sacred Heart Seminary – Poonamallee, Madras Teacher (1966 – 1971).

    DB Beatitudes – Vyasarpadi – Madras Assistant Parish Priest (1971 – 1973).

    St. Joseph’s Church – Erukanchery, Madras Parish Priest (1978 – 1981).

    O.L. of Health – Sastrinagar, Madras Parish Priest (1981 – 1984).

    St. Francis Xavier Church – Broadway, Madras Assistant Parish Priest (1984 – 1985).

    DB – Navalur Kuttapattu, Tiruchirapalli  – In Charge (1985 – 1988).

    Don Bosco – Manakkal, Lalgudi Parish Priest (1988 – 1990).

    The Retreat -Yercaud Vice-Rector Teacher (1990 – 1991).

    Don Bosco – Sagayathottam Confessor Procure Director 1991 – 1998).

    DBAI – Kavarapettai Spiritual Director (1998 – 2005).

    Don Bosco – Sagayathottam Confessor (2005 – 2012).

    DB Wisdom Town – Red Hills, Chennai Confessor (2012-2015).

    INK: Kerala-Aluva-Senior Salesian Home (2015-2018).

    He was a good Pastor, very kind and affectionate to all whom he met. He suffered silently his physical sickness and always wanted to be considered the least among his confreres. A very simple and humble Salesian who loved Don Bosco till the end of his life. May he rest in eternal peace!

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