Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Deacon Joshy Puthenveetil was ordained a Priest by His Lordship Most Rev. Lumen Monteiro, CSC, DD, the Bishop of Agartala, at St. Joseph’s Church, Durjoynagar, Agartala on 26th April 2009. The meaningful liturgy was concelebrated by over 30 priests and attended by many religious. Morethan two thousand faithful from 13 parishes of the diocese witnessed the ordination ceremony.

On this occasion the Bishop urged the faithful to pray for more vocations so that many more young boys and girls may come forward responding the need of the local Church and to serve the people of God in the diocese of Agartala.

Fr. Joshy was born at Vagaman in Idukki district of Kerala in the year 1976. He joined the diocese of Agartala in 2005 and he was send to different parishes of the dioceses for village experience. Then, in 2006, he was send to Orient Theological College for his theological studies. After completion of his studies, he was promoted to the order of Deacon in the year 2008 and did his diaconate ministry at St. Joseph Parish, Agartala.

Fr. Joshy is appointed as the Asst. Parish of the newly erected Khumlung Parish and we wish him all the success in his new ministry as a Priest.