Father Joys 1st Vist

Father Joy is the new priest at st.jeromes school and in the short period of time he was here introducing himself I learned Quite a few things, for example, he told us he can from India.  Father joy is from a small part of India called Kerala. Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar coast of India. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants  Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam. is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state. Below is a picture of Father joy from Santa Maria Goretti, Edmonton, AB. Father Joy’s full name is Fr. Joy Vadakkan.


Father joy told as about his journey and his family he said he has an older sister that left when he was five to be a nun she was only 18. His mom and dad were hesitant about his going to become a priest when he was in grade 10, they wanted to make sure that this was for sure what he wanted to do with his life. So they asked him to stay and he did and after he graduated he was still sure that this was what he wanted to do with his life and so they let him go. His sister had always been supportive of his dreams. He said that they were going to send him to somewhere else before he got sent here in which he would have had to learn a new language but he declined because he thought it would be hard for him to learn a new language.luckaly he got sent here to a little town in Alberta called vermillion we are all excited to have a new priest and we hope he can teach us as much as father roger did.

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