On the morning of September 26/2019, Fr Joy came for a visit to our class. With no basic theme or context, Fr Joy came to simply tell of his background and who he is. Fr Joy came to Canada from India, in the province of Kerala in 2017. Kerala is a province in India about 20 000 square kilometers smaller than our own province of Nova Scotia but has around the same population of Canada.
Fr Joy was ordained a priest in 2012 and came to our Parish here in Vermilion in July 2019. My first impressions on Fr Joy are good ones. He’s funny, kind, and knows a lot about the Catholic faith, which are all good characteristics of a priest in today’s world.