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This page gives you some information about the priests of the Parish.
Our Parish Priests
Fr. Jerry Fernandes SJ, joined the Gujarat province of the Society of Jesus in 1963 and was ordained in 1976. His first assignment was as the Parish Priest of Vadtal, Kheda district, Gujarat. After an year he was appointed as the Assistant Parish priest of St. Mary's Church, Nadiad, Gujarat. In 1980 he was appointed to the St. Xavier's College as the Secretary to the Gujarat Voluntary Health Association. In 1989 he was also made the co-ordinator of the province Social and Developmental programmes. In 1991 he was Superior of the Jesuits scholastic studying in college. In 1995 he was made the povince co-ordinator for formation. In 1999 he was appointed as the Rector of Jeevan Darshan (infirmiry for the old Jesuits). In 2004 he was appointed as the Assistant Parish priest of our parish.
Fr K T Mathew SJ, joined the Society of Jesus (Gujarat Province) on 27 July 1985 and was ordained a priest on 17 October 1995. After the Ordination he worked at Ankleshwar as Asst Parish Priest for a year. The following year he was appointed as the Rector of the St Xavier's Men's hostel in Ahmadabad and the Student Counselor of the College. He spent long years in St. Xavier's - Anand where he served in different capacities: Publisher and Director of Gujarat Sahitya Prakash (GSP), Rector of Jesuit community and manager of St Xavier’s High School. Presently he is the Treasurer of St. Xavier's College Society and holding additional responsibility of Asst Parish Priest, especially for the Malayalee community of the Parish.
Thanks Fr Siddharth
Fr Siddharth Canisius has been transfered to Bhiloda Mission in Sabarkantha Dt.
Fr P Siddarth Canisius SJ, joined the Society of Jesus (Gujarat Province) on 25 July 1984 and was ordained a priest on on 17 October 1998. His first appointment was to the Dang Missions. He spent about three months each in Pimpri, Shamgahan and Subir Missions. He has been both Hostel Director and Asst Parish priest in Unai Mission. After Tertionship (the final stage of formation in the SJ) in Spain was Minister of Premal Jyoti (Administratior) for three years. Simultaneously he has been the faculty of Gujarati Juniorate at Shradha. He has been serving in Our Parish for the past three years as assistant parish priest. He is known for his eloquence in Gujarati and knowledge of Indian music.
OUR PARISH PRIESTS
Fr Jose Panadan sj
is the new assistant parish priest from June 2015. Most welcome to the Fr Jose.
He has a doctorate from Pontifical Athaneum Pune, in Indian approach to Evangelization [ correct subject will be added] based on his personal experience and study in Unteshwari, Kalol, Mandali, Mehsana area.
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